By: Mitchell Knapp on August 29th, 2014
…a well-landscaped home had a significant price advantage over a home with no landscaping. That advantage ranged from 5.5 percent to 12.7 percent. That translates into an extra $16,500 to $38,100 in value on a $300,000 home.
Great landscaping is a feature that impresses buyers, especially those with families. It complements the home it surrounds in much the same way that jewelry flatters the wearer. Like jewelry, it is also worth investing in since the appeal of gardens has no expiration date.
…while interior decor and design concepts regularly go out of style and mechanical systems wear down, plants grow fuller and more robust as the years go by.
Do it right or not at all
Creating a landscape for a home is more than just mowing the lawn and sticking some plants in the ground. The kinds of plants and shrubs have to be considered as well as trappings such as decorative stones, birdbaths, garden furniture, etc.
A landscape that’s assembled piecemeal looks disorganized, and that turns buyers off. Come up with a plan before you do any landscaping. Even if you don’t have–or won’t spend–the money to hire a landscape designer, at least draw up a master plan for your yard and stick to it.
Anyone with a green thumb?
Creating a landscape is part art and part horticulture. Experienced landscapers like those from Scenic Landscaping LLC are skilled in both areas. Not only does such a landscape company in NJ design and execute your dream garden, they also provide regular maintenance as part of their contract. Packages and pricing can vary so talk to a landscaping professional today to find out what they can do for your home’s curb appeal. Your buyers and neighbors will be eternally grateful.
(Article Excerpt and Image from Whiplash: Does Landscaping Increase Your Property Value,