Seven Landscaping Tips to Increase Your Property’s Value
Most people spend a lot of time embarking on projects that improve only the inside of the house. Do not get me wrong, even though it is important to keep your house in good shape the outside environment should also be appealing. If you are planning to sell your property, you should know that many people judge the book by its cover. Therefore, if you need to improve your landscape, Obex Data Services we have over 30 years’ experience in offering the latter service. Below are some unique tips that we recommend, to increase the value of your property.
- Define lawn edges
You should always mow and edge your lawn. A trimmed edge makes the garden/compound look appealing, restrained and tamed. When people are looking for homes to buy, they first look at the condition of the lawn. The process of edging a lawn is simple. All you need is a sharp spade and you can customize your compound to whatever style you want.
- Plant Trees
Probably you have heard that trees help in conserving water catchment areas and the environment in general. Apart from this condition, trees make the environment beautiful and improve the quality of the air we breathe during the day. Additionally, they normally come in handy during hot weather as they provide cover from the sun. To make your landscape look appealing plant a couple of trees—notably those with a pleasant bloom like the Japanese Maples. Nonetheless, you should minimize the number of tree species. Minimal species helps your garden to look uniform and are easy to maintain. Even though plant diversity encourages biodiversity, we do not recommend it in landscaping.
- Add color to your property
Potted plants can be flowers, cactus, and moss just to mention a few. Notably, we keep these plants around the house for decoration purposes and adding color to the compound, driveways, and porch. Plants in container give clients a good impression of the property. Additionally, they are advantageous for homeowners who keep on moving because you can take them with you to your new property.
- Plant Shrubs
Addition of shrubs in the sparse area makes your compound more appealing. Shrubs are always good since they increase the privacy of the property. You should always invest in shrubs that have beautiful bloom. Furthermore, you should trim them from time to time for a well-manicured appearance.
- Add Landscaping Lighting
These lightings serve two purposes—act as security lights and make the landscape more appealing at night. The lights play a greater role in enticing clients since everybody wants to live in a secure place. With the advancement of technology, you can install photoelectric lights that automatically switch on at dusk and switch off at dawn.
- Lay New Lawn
Presently, there is artificial synthetic grass that makes your lawn look appealing. This type of grass is vital as it does not require watering during the dry spell and requires less maintenance. However, if you cannot afford it you can use buffalo grass and make sure you mow it from time to time.
- Freshen your Mulch
You should at all-time weed and mulch your garden to make them appealing. When choosing the mulch you should go for the forest fine or pine bark rather than using the conventional “gardener Preferred” mulch such as Lucerne. Utility mulch looks neater than the gardener mulch. You should always keep in mind not to use too much dyed woodchip since they can mess the appearance of your garden.