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How to Improve Your Home’s Value With Landscaping

Is your backyard a blank slate? Are you tired of looking at the same old thing and have been wanting to increase your home’s value? Well, whether you’re planning to sell your property in the future, or you just want to have a home with value, you should think about improving your home’s value with landscaping.

The owner of Hansen Lawn & Garden has been reported saying, “A well-managed landscape can add up to 28 per cent to the overall value of your home.” Who wouldn’t want that?

Below, you can read about some tips and tricks to improving your home’s value with landscaping.

Add Some Water

This can mean a lot of things and it depends on the property you have, as well as what kind of backyard you’re looking for. You should talk to your landscaper about adding a pool, a pond, a hot tub, etc. to your property to increase its value.

You should be aware that a pool is a very big investment and it costs upward of $10,000. If you’re looking to install a concrete pool, you can expect to pay at least $35,000 and up to $100, 00. Fibreglass pools, on the other hand, will cost you between $6,500 and $25,000.

If you’re only looking to sell your home, then you might not want to install a pool. If you want to get some use out of your property before you sell, though, then a pool is the way to go. That’s because it’s a very large investment, so unless you genuinely want to use it, there are other ways for you to increase value without spending so much. Still, everyone loves to dive in during the hot summer months!

Also, make sure that your landscaper respects any fencing necessities in your region.

Add Some Stone

Natural stone adds a lot of value to your home. That’s because it will withstand natural elements better than wood, and because it adds a timeless look to your backyard. If you have a patio or deck, you should definitely try including some natural tiling.

By doing so, you can get up to a 20 percent return on your investment and you’ll be increasing the lifespan of the structure your landscaper designs.

Gardens

Gardens are always a great idea for adding value to your home. They shape and accentuate your landscape, which is why they’re sought after by many home buyers. Of course, if you’re going to add a garden to your backyard, then you also have to be willing to throw in some work to maintain it.

Maintenance

No matter what you do, maintaining your property is a necessity. This is because your landscape will design a beautiful landscape, but it will all grow and warp with time. If, for example, you have a garden planted, you need to have someone who weeds it regularly. If you have a stone pit, you or your landscaper will need to weed that as well. If, like we suggested above, you add some stone tiles, you need to have it sealed yearly.

Conclusion

At some point, every homeowner considers adding value to his or her home. That’s because if you ever decide to sell it, you want to get as much money as you can for the property you love. If you’re in this situation, there are many ways for you to do so, and we’ve listed plenty of them above. In short, you can improve your home’s value through landscaping. You can add some water to your backyard, add a garden, maintain the property, and even add some natural tiling.

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