Hardscaping and Landscape Renovation Planning
The Benefits of Landscaping Your Home
Landscaping does not just increase your home’s curb appeal; it can also increase your overall home’s value. Arranging land and water together can provide 5% investments of your home’s value but increase your ROI by 150%. Landscaping your home can also increase its ability to sell by 6 weeks.
The hardscape area around your home is the design and installation of structural features such as patios, arbors, outdoor kitchens, and water features. Investing in a wooden deck can yield your home an additional 77% of ROI.
Renovating your current landscape can include anything from relocating existing plants and trees or replacing them with new ones. The benefits of doing so can help to correct soil drainage issues that may be occurring. Renovating landscape can improve your home value by 10-12%. A standard home worth $150,000 may be worth $18,000 more with landscaping.
Designing Your Landscape
Before starting to modify your current landscape, identify the current issues that exist and what it is you want to accomplish. Decide on a budget and consider added features such as drip irrigation, summer kitchens, or certain plants that work well within your natural environment.
Measure your landscaping area before deciding on the placement of each item. Determine the light availability for your plants and trees and proper drainage for water.
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