A gorgeous garden isn’t just a pretty face on your home, it’s a pretty profitable project too. A recent study by the National Association of Realtors showed that a great garden can increase your home’s value, even in this smoking hot 2021 market, and you’ll generally recover 100% or more of your investment.
Specifically, this study also showed that lawn care would recover 267% of the cost invested, while landscape maintenance and tree care would recoup 100% of the money spent.
In addition, those studied also said the enjoyment of landscaping — or ‘Joy Score’ as they called it — gave a statement landscape a rating of 9.7.
Whether you’re planning to sell your home or not, a beautiful garden and yard will always improve your home’s ‘curb appeal’ and streetscape.
Hire a Fast Task landscape or lawn maintenance Expert because they have the kind of green thumb experience you need for these projects. They also have the right tools and equipment to save you time and money.
Here’s are some key areas a Fast Task landscaping or lawn maintenance Expert can help with appeal of your garden:
1. Don’t pass on the grass
It takes some effort, but you can get your lawn looking plush and green by simply feeding, fertilizing and watering it at the right time. A knowledgeable Expert will know exactly what you need to treat your lawn, so you don’t burn money using too much, or too little, product.
2. Plan for growth
If you are planning to renovate or change the layout of your garden, be sure to start with small plants, bushes and trees to allow for future growth and expansion. Keep them a good distance from your home’s walls, and exterior buildings or fencing, so they don’t smother the structure.
3. Trim trees, bushes, and plants
Regular pruning and trimming of trees, bushes and plants, at the right time of year, will keep your garden looking clean and tidy, and improve their health.
4. Use flowers to colour
Whether you choose to plant annuals or perennials, flowers can add bright pops of colour to an otherwise monochrome green landscape. You’ll need know how much water and sunlight your flowers need to be sure they’re planted in the right place.
5. Garden lighting illuminates the space
Show off your gorgeous garden at night with outdoor lighting. There’s a massive amount of choice to be had when it comes to the design and placement of these features. You can, for instance, use spotlights for up-lighting a tree, lanterns lining a garden bed, or twinkle lighting wrapped around a tree trunk or branches.
6. Go vertical with planters and hanging baskets
Add seasonal flare with potted plants, planters and hanging baskets of flowers and plants specific to the time of year. Just be sure they are frequently watered as the dirt can dry out fast in the sun.
7. Keep weeds and pests under control
Weeds and pests can quickly ruin the look of your garden, so be proactive. There are plenty of products on the market, so make sure to study what’s right for your needs. If you’re concerned about their ingredients, there are also natural options that may work such from salt to vinegar. If you have pets and children, be sure to research what’s safe to use.
A fresh, bright and well-manicured garden is a great way of adding to the value of your home, whilst also providing you with a beautiful, relaxing, private space. Hire a Fast Task Expert to help yours reach its full potential.