When it comes to selling your home there are many factors that contribute to its overall value & potential profitability. That being said one very important factor when it comes to selling your home is landscape design. In fact, your properties landscaping can help add to or lower the value of your home!
Properties that are well landscaped have a significant price advantage over those that have no landscaping. In fact, the price increase is anywhere between 5% and 13% and when incorporating landscaping into your property you not only add overall value to your home, you add it immediately. And the value only continues to increase as the years go by! Blue Star Irrigation & Landscape, a landscape design & maintenance company based in Prescott, Arizona, notes that while landscaping is indeed important when it comes to adding value to your home it also needs to be done in a professional, clean & organized way. The types of trees and plants you decide to incorporate should work well with one another and fit your property as they grow & mature. Working with a professional landscape company is highly suggested but should you opt for a DIY project there are a few key factors to keep in mind.
Landscape Design Key Factors To Increase Property Value
No Plan Is A Bad Plan-
One of the biggest mistakes when it comes to DIY landscaping is not having a plan, to begin with. Drawing up a blueprint of what you are hoping or trying to accomplish, as well as researching & deciding the types of plant you will be using helps to make sure that there is structure & clean lines. Your landscape should look balanced and like it flows freely together.
Mature Plants Show Care-
The more mature the plants incorporated into your landscaping is the better! This shows potential buyers that you take great care of your property & that you most likely take as great of care inside your home too.
Colors & Fertilizer-
Make sure that you are regularly fertilizing your lawn and keeping it from appearing patchy and dry in some areas. Having a nice flowing green carpet of grass increases your home’s value immensely. Incorporating colors in a balanced and classy way can also significantly increase the value of your home. Remember that clean & definitive lines between rocks and dirt or grass & mulch are very appealing to the eye and lend a professional & well-manicured look.
Even if you are not quite ready to begin a full landscaping project the small details matter. Draw up your ideal landscaping blueprint and prep any areas you can. Keeping your lawn cut, fertilized, and watered is also a great way to start. Even if it takes a while for your vision to come to fruition the end result is worth it! And so is the added value to your home.