There are many ways to boost the value of your property. One of the easiest upgrades you can make is to your landscaping. If you’re thinking about selling your home or just looking to make home improvements, starting with your yard is a great decision.
Properties with a manicured landscape consistently fetch more money than similar homes without it. In fact, landscaping can boost your property value by up to approximately 12% of its market price. This equates to an additional $24,000 for a $200,000 house. The best thing about landscape upgrades and improvements is that they don’t have to involve anything major. Consider the following things you can do to boost your property value.
Landscaping doesn’t have to involve replacing lawn with desert landscaping or installing sprinklers at every nook and corner of the yard. Simply maintaining your existing landscaping by pruning shrubs, adding mulch, planting new plants, and removing dead vegetation can increase your property value.
Building walkways that go well with the color, theme, and features of the house, as well as the neighborhood, can go a long way toward creating consistency and attracting potential buyers. As the first impression is always the best impression, some buyers would want to look inside the house only if the outside is appealing. Walkways aren’t expensive to install, either. Natural flagstone walkways, for instance, can be built at $2 per square foot.
Trees and Vegetation
A simple way to spruce up your yard is to plant new trees — fruit trees, oak, pine, or anything that is native to your area. For example, Las Vegas weather is perfectly suitable for drought-resistant shrubs and trees like mesquite and palm trees and Nevada agave.
A mature tree certainly does increase the value of your home but only with strategic placement. Buyers don’t want to see a huge banyan tree in the front yard or a jungle of redwood trees in the backyard. With an appropriate choice of trees, your home efficiency will improve while offering privacy. At Benjamin’s Tree Service, we can help you plan your landscaping for the ultimate return on investment.
Lighting significantly adds to the curb appeal of the house. If you want to integrate the form with functionality, installing lights around the yard is the way to go. This arrangement not only creates a relaxing outdoor space but also provides a safety feature after dark. A small investment in lighting equipment can add thousands of dollars in home value.
Improving your property’s landscape will always lead to higher demand and, therefore, higher prices. Landscaping improves the curb appeal of a home and can help you enjoy your outdoor spaces. Contact us at Benjamin’s Tree Service for professional tree care and landscaping services.