11 Landscaping Mistakes That Affect Property Value
04.10.2023 - 03:51
Anyone who has bought or sold a home is familiar with the term “curb appeal.” Your agents may have bandied about the phrase and probably suggested you trim the foundation shrubs (or add some), plant colorful flowers, and rake the leaves all in the name of curb appeal. And they were right. Attractive landscaping has the wow factor that draws people inside. We all want our landscaping to add value to our home as well as beautify the grounds.
Does landscaping increase home value? You bet it does. Well placed, mature trees and shrubs not only reduce utility bills, but also add beauty, shade, and ornamental value to the home. Of course, let’s not overdo it. Some enhancements, such as adding an expensive patio or deck, may not bring the return on investment that is expected. In this article we’ll take a look at 11 common landscaping mistakes to avoid in your yard.
While the effect of landscaping on property value may be in the eyes of the beholder, there is no doubt that certain improvements bring a landscaping ROI (return on investment), while others fall flat. Here are the most common mistakes people make that could affect their home’s landscaping value.
Nothing looks worse than a neglected lawn, whether it’s too high, too weedy, full of bare spots, or all of the above. Getting your lawn back on track will improve the looks of the property tenfold. Regular mowing, watering, and fertilizing will reduce the weeds and fill in the bare spots.
A home with a large yard and no landscaping looks out of proportion and banal. Adding trees, shrubs, and garden borders will liven it up and increase the landscaping and home value.
Unkempt borders and plants set randomly in the yard without definition screams for hardscaping. Nice clean edging,
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