How Important is Landscaping for Your Home

 

The size and general appearance of course can make this happen. But the look of the yard and property are probably the main things that catch your eye. That’s because you must look past the yard to see the house. Your yard can make or break the first impression of you, your home and your lifestyle.

Landscape is a great Investment

Quite often, landscaping is often overlooked as an asset to your residence. Many people are reluctant to invest time and money in developing a pleasing streetscape for their homes.

Some even see having to landscape in the vein of a necessary evil; or even money wasted.

The truth is however that carefully planned landscaping can increase the value of your home. An attractive yard will portray the image of a well kept and looked after home.

Attractive landscaping need not be expensive. A modest well planned landscape can be just as powerful (and sometimes more powerful) than a pricey but undisciplined landscape design.

Well planned placement of trees and shrubs can actually save you money in utility costs. Trees placed in appropriate positions can provide tons of cooling during the hot summers that you will not have to pay for. And if these trees are deciduous they will allow the warming rays of the winter sun to help warm your home.

Tree placement can save you money now and when you sell your home they can increase your home’s value. Landscaping – if well designed – is definitely an asset.

But should you spend your money now?

We have all heard the saying “You have but one chance to make a first impression”. While you procrastinate over landscaping your home’s front yard how many people will visit and make their impression of you and your home?

Will your boss visit you? Will clients have a need to meet you at your home or simply drop something off? What about new friends?

You have the opportunity to impress these people with the appearance of your residence. Because you have landscaped your yard well it may help to gain the lasting trust and friendships that we all strive to have in our business and personal lives.

What value can you place on that?

My Home is My Sanctuary

Life today is at a rat-race pace. We all work hard and have stressful jobs. Would it not be comforting to pull into the driveway of your “castle” and view the pleasing and relaxing landscape that greets you?

You get out and the scent of the lilacs in bloom envelopes you. Perhaps it’s the gentle fragrance of a rose hedge. Or maybe it’s simply aromatic evergreens.

In any case when that fragrance fills your head, the stresses of the day seem to melt away. As you walk to your door you gaze across the landscape and… “Ahhhh. I’m home”.

Again, you can’t put a monetary value on that kind of stress relief. The calming senses and emotions provided to you in part by a pleasing landscape can be both enjoyable and rejuvenating.

Landscaping for Healthy Living?

We have already mentioned the emotional benefits of landscaping. But are there other healthy benefits in landscaping?

Trees, shrubs and plants can increase the air quality in the micro climate of your yard. You open your windows to get some fresh air into your home. Wouldn’t it make sense to have the best quality fresh air available coming in?

Maintaining your gardens yourself can be very healthy indeed. My wife and spend many hours in our gardens working off the stress of a busy day or week. We find it very relaxing.

Relaxing but exercise! Because we are doing physical activity outdoors we are getting the benefit of not only the fresh air but the exercise as well. Now we’re not talking muscle building painful exercise here. A little hoeing and weeding provides us with stretching, bending and a modest work-out.

And when you are done you can relax and enjoy the yard and gardens with a sense of accomplishment (another benefit – that of well-being).

Get a Free Estimate

 

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *