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6 Landscaping Projects that Add the Most Value to a Home

May 20, 2022 / Written by: Carlos Gonzales

May 20, 2022
Written by: Carlos Gonzales

First impressions are difficult to reverse, and your yard's landscape design gives prospective buyers their first impression. However, there are some dos and don'ts when it comes to landscape and garden improvements.

Are you looking for ways to increase your home value or outdoor living space? Landscaping is one of the more cost-effective ways to spruce up your home before showing it to a real estate agent. Remember that when the time comes for a pre-purchase building inspection, your property should be ready to be categorized as "good to buy". Otherwise, potential buyers might turn away from making a deal with you. So, along with using these six minimal landscaping tips to increase the curb appeal of your home, consider renovating or repairing other parts of the house to increase its value, and attract more potential buyers.

Maintain Your Lawn

Proper lawn care is an excellent way to increase the value of your home and earn the gratitude of your neighbors. Regular watering, mowing, and fertilizing will keep your grass in good shape.

Install an Irrigation System

Installing an automatic irrigation system is one of the simplest ways to maintain your yard while also increasing the value of your home.

Whether you want to install a drip system or an in-ground sprinkler system, both distribute a specific amount of water to keep your landscape looking its best without overwatering or drying out.

Try an Artificial Lawn

If you live in an area of the country where an arid, dry climate is the norm, artificial grass can quickly add value to your home. Artificial grass and fresh mulch eliminate the need to purchase upkeep equipment or hire lawn maintenance companies you tons of money.

Trim Bushes and Shrubs

If you have a lot of shrubs or bushes around your home or are planning to plant trees anytime soon, potential buyers will notice if you don't take care of them. Trimming the shrubs and bushes in your flower beds encourages healthy growth from the inside of the plant, which is essential for the long-term landscape maintenance of these landscape features.

Use Lights as Accents

Landscape lighting has quickly become one of the most sought-after outdoor landscaping features among home buyers. You can illuminate the outside of your home or outdoor kitchen, highlight landscape design elements, and improve security with good lighting. Such retailers tend to provide a variety of garden lights that may enhance your home's curb appeal. It may even increase your home's resale value when trying to sell it.

Introduce a Water Feature

Want to make your front yard landscape design stand out? Include a water feature. While some larger water features may require too much maintenance, the majority are designed with water recycling features that require less care. Making use of these features could help prospective buyers decide on a fair value for your home, especially when you're trying to sell the house. That said, if you're still struggling to sell the house, check online for 

Let Us Handle Your Next Landscaping Project

When it comes to the curb appeal of your property, first impressions are everything to real estate agents. The ROI of landscaping is undeniable, but when it comes to home improvements, quality counts.

These home remodeling ideas and home features that buyers want the most can help you get started on new landscape improvements that will increase the property value of your home.

West Hills Masonry offers full-service landscaping with a personal touch. We go to great lengths to ensure that our customers can trust our landscaping contractors and basic yard care service professionals to design their dream landscape, leaving them with beautiful outdoor spaces that everyone will enjoy.

We turn your vision into a reality in a way that only a seasoned firm can, thanks to years of experience and a team of landscape professionals. Contact our team by filling out our online form or email us at info@westhillsmasonry.com at West Hills Masonry today!

Carlos Gonzales
He is the co-owner and project consultant of West Hills Masonry – a industry leading hardscape and landscape contractor providing the finest in custom outdoor-scapes in Orange County, CA. Carlos and his team at West Hills Masonry have over 50 years of combine experience. Carlos is very keen on understanding client perspective and integrate their vision with professional recommendation for proper finished installation.

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