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Does Landscaping Add Value to a Home? 10 Landscaping Projects to Increase Your Property Value

August 1, 2022 / Written by: Carlos Gonzales

August 1, 2022
Written by: Carlos Gonzales

Are you interested in increasing the value of your home? Landscape remodeling is one of the most cost-effective ways to spruce up your home before selling it, increasing its value by as much as 20%.

Use these 10 landscaping tips to enhance your home's curb appeal, increase its value, and attract more prospective buyers!

1. Keep Your Outdoor Space Lawn Healthy

Maintaining a healthy lawn is a crucial aspect of making a house look presentable. Overgrown weeds, grass, and dead spots are indicators of neglect and can decrease the value of a home.

Thankfully, lawn maintenance does not have to be extremely costly. All you have to do is to establish a fertilization schedule, mow frequently, and water your lawn regularly—and if you don't want to do it yourself, expert designers are ideal partners for your dream landscape!

2. Have an Irrigation System Installed

Installing an automatic irrigation system is one of the simplest ways to maintain your yard and increase the value of your home.

Whether you're considering a drip system or an in-ground sprinkler system, both distribute a controlled amount of water to keep your landscape looking its best without overwatering or underwatering.

3. Try an Artificial Lawn

If you reside in a part of the country where arid, dry weather is the norm, installing artificial grass can add value to your home quickly. Artificial grass eliminates the need to purchase lawn care equipment.

Even better, yard turf can last up to 20 years, so you don't have to worry about replacement if you plan to relocate within that time frame. In addition, artificial grass conserves a great deal of water, which can significantly reduce your water bills—an enticing selling point!

If you want to have a landscape renovation to replace your existing landscape design, work with a landscape construction company to make your outdoor space match your whole house.

4. Start Planting Trees

Your yard may be lacking in greenery. Consider tree planting! Depending on where you reside, trees can add between $1,000 and $10,000 to the value of your home, in addition to filling up empty space.

Buyers are interested in mature trees, so planting a tree sapling does not guarantee an increase in property value. It can take somewhere between three to eight years for a tree to reach maturity, so plant them as soon as possible.

Keep in mind, however, that depending on tree size, relocation, and planting complexity, hiring a landscaping company to assist with planting mature trees be costly.

5. Trim Shrubs and Bushes

Potential buyers will notice if you neglect to maintain a large number of shrubs and bushes surrounding your home. Each year, you should prune and shape the bushes in your yard to remove dead or overgrown branches.

Pruning shrubs and bushes promote healthy growth from within the plant, which is essential for the long-term maintenance of these landscape elements.

6. Spread a New Bed of Mulch

Adding new mulch is one of the best ways to keep your landscaping looking new for longer. Mulch aids in soil moisture retention.

It restricts evaporation, insulates the soil, and helps maintain lower root temperatures, thereby supplying plants with vital nutrients that help them look their best. Moreover, it is an ideal addition to any landscape design!

7. Develop a Low-Maintenance Landscape Design

Choosing low-maintenance landscaping is an excellent way to increase curb appeal and home value. Rock gardens require no maintenance beyond the replacement of stray rocks. Ideal for arid climates, succulent gardens, and xeriscaping require little to no watering.

Additionally, you can plant perennials around your home, which come and go with the seasons and require almost no maintenance.

8. Accentuate Your Residence with Landscape Lighting

Landscape lighting has emerged as one of the most sought-after outdoor landscaping elements among homebuyers. With proper landscape lighting, you can illuminate the exterior of your home, highlight landscape elements, and increase home security.

Consider LED and solar lighting options, both of which are bright enough to enlighten the exterior of your home without increasing your electric bill.

9. Accentuate Walkways with Lights

Pathway lighting is a simple way to enhance curb appeal. Not only do they illuminate the exterior of your home and showcase its features, but they also provide safety for anyone walking up and down the stairs, walkways, and other paved surfaces in your landscape.

10. Design Your Existing Outdoor Living Space

Consider adding outdoor living space to your current landscape design if you're contemplating a major landscape remodeling!

Outdoor kitchens, decks, patios, pergolas, pools, and fire pits can all increase the value of your home, as buyers seek out properties with these features.

Contact a Landscape Remodeling Professional Today!

If you can afford to hire contractors for every household problem, you should do so. Let us increase your property value by incorporating or adding trends that will make your home stand out.

We'll communicate with you from start to finish of your landscape construction to make sure that the design process is laid out perfectly and according to your budget.

For landscape remodeling, only trust professionals like West Hills Masonry. We can provide the quality work you want to achieve in a timely manner.

Check out West Hills Masonry's landscape remodeling services for your next landscape remodeling project. Email us at info@westhillsmasonry.com or contact us at 714-519-5009 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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