3 Landscaping Tips to Improve the Value of Your Home

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Outdoor lighting protects against slips and falls in the dark, and makes properties less of a target for intruders.

Your landscaping is the first thing potential home buyers see, and first impressions are lasting impressions. Improve the value of your home with these three landscaping tips!

Add Some Trees

One landscaping tip is to add trees to your property. Trees block and suck up water running off your property, preventing pollutants from entering community waterways. Trees can also help homeowners save money and energy! Shade trees cool homes in summer, while trees that act as a windbreak can help warm them in winter.

To get the maximum amount of value from your trees, they should be healthy, mature but not elderly, native to the area, and appropriate to the neighborhood. Don’t go overboard on trees if your neighbor is cultivating a desert hardscape, for example.

Outdoor Lighting

Outdoor lighting consistently tops the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) list of most wanted outdoor features. It’s annual “What Home Buyers Really Want” survey shows that approximately 41% of respondents rate it “essential.” Outdoor lighting protects against slips and falls in the dark, and makes properties less of a target for intruders. Most homebuyers are interested in house that already have such benefits installed.

Low-Maintenance Landscaping

When planning your landscaping project, think about this landscaping tip: “Think Green.” Not just color, though – think about landscaping that is low-maintenance: drought-tolerant plants, hardscaping, and native plants to complement your yard. Drought-resistant or native plants will require less water and maintenance, which means more savings to you and more green in your wallet. Hardscaping can greatly increase the accessibility of your property, and effective hardscaping can help to reduce erosion throughout your yard.

Ready for the Landscaping professionals to lend you a hand?

If you think you’re ready to start getting your yard back to all of its verdant glory then you can contact Rhine Landscaping by giving us a call at 410-442-2445. We’ve got the knowledge your lawn needs to get it ready for summer. You can also contact us on our website. We can help you plan, plant, and create the yard of your dreams. You can also check out our blogs to stay on top of landscaping trends and tips.

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