How Can Landscaping Increase The Value of Your Home
According to 75% of top agents, well-landscaped homes are worth anywhere from 1% to 10% more than homes without landscaping — and in the world of real estate that’s a big number.
People are more likely to want to tour a home that looks appealing from the outside.
Good curb appeal shows potential buyers the care that you have put into the outside of your home is probably the same care as you’ve put on the inside. In fact, 76% of agents believe it is the number one thing you can do to boost your home’s appeal.
While some understand and appreciate the work need to create beautiful and intricate landscapes, many understand landscaping to be expensive and time-consuming with the installation and upkeep to maintain a beautiful lawn.
With this being said, the amount of money you choose for your landscaping budget is extremely important. Ideally, you should focus on low-maintenance quality landscaping services that cost you around 5% of your homes’ worth.
However, don’t forget that good landscaping isn’t only in the front yard, but the backyard as well.
Here are 5 low-maintenance landscaping projects that can up the value of your home:
Add value to your home with fresh mulch.
Mulch helps insulate the soil from temperature changes, reduce weeds in your yards and it helps it retain moisture to promote root health.
Mulch comes in 3 different colors: brown, black, and red. Ultimately the choice is yours, but black or brown mulch helps contrast the surrounding plants making everything pop and giving your home a more vibrant appearance.
Trees not only offer shade they can be great curb appeal!
There’s just something about trees that make a house more inviting and warm as opposed to a barren yard. Plus, it’s also one of the most low-cost home improvements you can make.
Proving this theory, a study done in Portland, Oregon concluded that yards with trees added $8,870 to the sales price of a home.
When choosing which tree you’ll plant remember the climate you’re in and plant trees according to it. It’s also good to know how long you’ll be staying in the home to know how large of a tree you’ll want.
Our experts know the Colorado Springs climate and can help you choose the best option to fit your yard.
Create an Outdoor Living Space
Although your front yard is the first thing a buyer sees, having a beautifully landscaped backyard can add the extra value your home needs to sell fast. In fact, having a patio can even increase your ROI by as much as 9%.
Backyards are a place used to entertain guests, have get-togethers, play with kids, or as a place to unwind. By adding a deck to your backyard, you create a liveable outdoor space to coincide with your indoor space.
One of the benefits of living in Colorado Springs is enjoying all the wonderful views and nature around us and 300 days of sunshine. We are lucky to experience all of this and then some from our own decks, patios, and backyards.
Install or Stain Your Fence
Much like everything else we’ve mentioned, a sturdy fence gives the appearance that your house is being kept in good working conditions on the outside and that they can expect the same on the inside.
Not only can a newly installed or newly stained fence uplift the look of your home and yard, but it’s also useful. A good fence will provide privacy, keep the yard clean from pests, and is extremely valuable to families who have pets and/or kids.
Like we’ve discussed, many homeowners may be turned off by a yard that requires effort to look over.
By implementing xeriscaping into your landscaping design you create a low-maintenance project for prospective homeowners. Not everyone has the time or wants to deal with the upkeep of a yard.
Xeriscaping uses specific plants, soils, and turf so you can have a gorgeous landscape while spending less time, water, and resources.
Get Started Landscaping Your Home
You don’t have to wait to do landscaping for when you’re ready to sell, doing projects while you are living in your home can turn into bigger investments down the road, plus you’ll be able to enjoy those benefits for many years — but don’t just start without a plan.
Our experts at Foothills Landscaping & Irrigation, LLC, in Colorado Springs can help you highlight your home and navigate every step of the way of the design and installation process.