Over the past several weeks, we’ve shared several tips for boosting your home’s value from some of the top experts and writers in the industry. In today’s post, we’re going to discuss how you can improve the value of your home and property with five simple landscaping tips. Below, we’ve shared some ideas from Rick Ryan for RISMedia.com. Good luck!
Match Landscape to Your Home’s Style
Ryan says that the best way to get a great return on your investment with landscaping is to “make sure it fits with your home’s style.” Have a Victorian home? Think a country or cottage-style landscape that blends in with the “old-fashioned formality of your home.” Is your home more modern? Ryan says to stay away from square, formal gardens and rely on plenty of greenery and natural-looking beds that “fit the contours of your property.”
Design with a Strategy in Mind
Ryan says you’ll need to have a good strategy. According to a study done at Virginia Tech, a good foundation planting with a couple of well-designed points of interest can boost your home’s value by 42 percent. Ryan says you should “encourage diversity among your plantings without taking it too far.”
Achieve Seasonal Balance
Ryan says homeowners should think about ways to make their landscape attractive all year – blooming bulbs in the spring, annual beds during the summer, shrubs with brightly-colored leaves in the fall, and evergreens for winter.
Ryan says that adding just a few trees can impact the sale price of a home – up to 10-15 percent, according to some studies. Trees not only remove carbon dioxide and pollution from the air, but also offer shade to keep cooling costs of the home down and are a great stress reliever, Ryan says.
Edge Your Lawn
Ryan says that edging along driveways, sidewalks, and garden beds “shows prospective buyers how meticulous you have been concerning the property’s upkeep.”
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