If you’re looking to improve your home value, but aren’t sure about the most cost-effective way to proceed, consider looking at professional landscaping. If done properly, professionally landscaping your home can instantly increase property value by as much as 20 percent. That’s not even including the immense jump in curb appeal. Half the battle of selling a house is simply getting passers by to stop and look, and landscaping is one of the most potent tools available to make that fight all the easier. Here are few elements of landscaping to keep in mind when trying to improve your home value.
According to research done by Virginia Tech horticulturalist Alex Niemiera, the most important factor in landscaping, when it comes to increasing property value, is the complexity of the design. A sophisticated landscape has a wide variety of plant masses, balances trees with plants, and incorporates vegetation that will provide color through all four seasons.
Another crucial element of a beautiful landscape is plant size and fullness of growth. Plants are one of the few additions you can make to a house that will accrue value over time. Not only does more fully grown foliage look better, but it also lets potential buyers know that you’ve taken care of this property for a long time, and that your house has been lived in and cared for.
It’s worth considering adding a patio, potentially with a fire pit, onto your house if space allows. Patios extend the perceived available living space of a home, giving you an edge in terms of available square footage. Plus, they encourage people to go outside and fire pits can extend their availability into the colder months, allowing both you and future owners even more time of the year to appreciate the beautiful landscaping.
When considering making large scale changes to your property it’s vital to consult a professional. Rhine Landscaping prides itself on providing clients with individualized service and attention to detail that is unsurpassed in the industry. With a strong team of experienced and qualified professionals, including architects, engineers and landscape designers, Rhine has a track record of taking the simplest to the most complex project from dream to reality. If you’re interested in professional landscaping or professional landscape maintenance, call us at (410)-442-2445 or fill out our online contact form today to talk to someone about your free estimate!