Regardless of whether or not you are planning on selling your home, we all want to make a good impression when someone passes by our property. If boosting your curb appeal is something that is important to you (and taking care of your yard at least should be), then making good use of your landscaping is a great way to do it. It is often more cost-effective than remodeling the exterior of your home, but comes with many similar benefits.
If you’re planning on selling your home in the near future, adding some updates to the landscaping of your property could become a deciding factor for potential buyers, and even increase your home value. It could be the eye-catcher that convinces them to really truly consider your house as a place where they could settle down.
You Can’t Go Wrong With A Fresh Bed Of Mulch
If you’re looking to boost your curb appeal and home value, then mulch is the way to go. This simple material is great for making your landscape look fresh for longer. In addition to that, they also do the following:
- Mulch helps retain moisture in the soil
- Provides insulation on cooler days and retains moisture on warm ones
- Keep plant roots cool and therefore healthy
- Providing the plants in your garden with essential nutrients that they need
Not only does it complement any design, whether you’re going for dense foliage or low-maintenance xeriscaping, but it also reflects wonderfully against your home.
Landscape Lovers Love Low-Maintenance Landscaping
You can have a beautiful lawn that is still low-maintenance? Of course you can!
Most popular among low-maintenance landscaping are xeriscaping and zeroscaping, which, while often used interchangeably, are actually two different things.
Xeriscaping is a great way to have beautiful landscaping without fussing over it every day. The name, comes from the Greek word xeros which means “dry” or “containing little water” and can be used in areas that experience little rainfall or seasonal humidity, such as Utah's desert climate! This type of gardening also makes for easy maintenance with low water use - perfect if you live somewhere where there isn't always enough rainwater available on its own terms
Zeroscaping, while similar in principle, makes much less use of plants than xeriscaping does, which thus requires even less moisture to maintain.
Low-maintenance landscaping is awesome, and comes with several benefits. Just to name a few:
- It helps you cut back on your water bill by requiring very little water to keep fresh and alive
- Not only does it require little effort to maintain, you also can have a beautiful yard year-round
- Rather than being disappointed when grass goes yellow and thinking “Better luck next year,” if something doesn’t look right, it is easily fixed with rocks or mulch
And on top of all this, low-maintenance landscaping has the potential to increase your home’s value by 10-12%!
Highlight Your Landscape With Lighting
Landscape lighting is a popular outdoor landscaping feature for homebuyers. With good landscape lights, you can illuminate the outside of your house and accentuate design elements like flowers or rockbeds.
The benefits don't stop there though: if security concerns are high among considerations when buying property then consider using solar-powered plugins that will keep costs low while functioning effectively as well.
Sync Up Your Landscape With Your Architecture
One popular way to boost your home’s value is to match up your landscaping with the style of your home. This tip is so useful, in fact, that John Gidding, the host of HGTV’s “Curb Appeal,” made certain to mention it in an interview with the Washington Post.
So when planning your landscaping project, take some time to consider something that will match up the style of your home. The more you’re able to do so, the more it will boost your curb appeal and be more pleasing to the eye.
We could go on and on listing all the benefits of trees. But for the sake of brevity, we’ll list just a couple:
- They add shade to your property, giving you a chance to enjoy being outside without getting burned by the sun.
- Trees help clear the air of carbon dioxide, giving your fresher oxygen to breathe
- They provide homes for birds, which always bring a pleasant sound
- Trees are also relatively inexpensive, costing more in time required to grow than in actual dollars
In addition to all this, these beautiful plants will add tremendous eye-appeal to your property.
In fact, in a study by Landscape and Urban Planning taken in Portland, Oregon, there is the potential to increase your home value by planting trees. In this study, homes in Portland that had planted street-facing trees sold for nearly $9k more and almost 2 days faster than those that didn’t.
Get Started On Boosting Your Home Value With Haul-4-U
There are so many ideas out there for great landscaping projects that will both boost your curb appeal and increase your home value. There are books and articles and videos all over the place with tons of tips and tricks and how-tos and ideas. But eventually, it will come time to get to work!
So let’s get started today! Get your landscaping materials from Haul-4-U. We have a large variety of supplies to choose from, from mulches and rocks, to wood chips and topsoil. Once you’ve selected what you would like, schedule a time for one of our trucks to come by and deliver your product to you. Because we want to help you get started as quickly as possible, you can have your material delivered anywhere from 1 to 3 days of placing your order.
Don’t worry about spending lots of gas going back and forth in order to pick up and drop off your landscaping products. Let us take care of that for you. We’ll drop off all your material right at your property.
Contact us today if you have any questions. We’d love to hear from you!