Reasons to make landscaping a priority

Landscaping, or a lack thereof, can really make or break a home’s appearance.

The good news is, it doesn’t take much to transform a home’s appearance thanks to a few carefully considered ornamental features and plants.

Depending on the look you’re after and your budget, landscaping can also encompass larger alterations such as adding lawn, pavements, a deck, fencing or even planting a large hedge to provide some privacy. In this article, we’ll take you through the benefits of a landscaped yard and share some quick DIY projects to get you started. Let’s jump right in!

Enhance your kerb appeal

Did you know that well-thought-out landscaping can make your property more appealing? The first thing a prospective buyer, renter or even a guest will see when visiting your home is the front yard. First impressions are a big deal, particularly when buying or selling is on the cards.

If the property presents well from the outside, there’s a much greater chance prospective buyers will want to go inside to take a look around. Enhancing your kerb appeal doesn’t require a significant investment though. Simply adding a few plants and a DIY pathway with some pebbles and stepping stones can improve first impressions.

 

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Increase your property’s value

Enticing prospective buyers aside, the right approach to landscaping also increases your property’s value. According to Investment Property Magazine, making small changes can add as much as $15,000 to your home’s value.

Such changes could include installing new turf, adding screening plants to your fence, and mulching with pine bark. Many of those changes won’t break the bank, so they’re worth investing in.

 

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Enjoy environmental benefits

If you’re excited by the idea of creating an eco-friendly home, landscaping could be a great next step. Did you know that adding even just one young tree to your property will remove approximately 5kg of carbon dioxide from the air?

Hiring a professional landscaper can further enhance eco-friendliness in your garden. A landscaper will be able to make suggestions about plants to improve air and water quality, as well as what flora can be added to create a healthy eco-system within your yard.

 

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Improve health and wellbeing

Numerous studies have revealed health-related benefits of creating green spaces. Those who live in green areas report feeling healthier and there’s evidence to suggest that living in a green environment will help you live longer.

Simple landscaping ideas with maximum benefit

If you’d like to tackle some DIY landscaping projects, here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Lay a new lawn, especially if your existing grass is looking a bit tired
  • Make a simple pathway with some pebbles and stepping stones or planks
  • Select and plant some easy-care plant and shrub species
  • Lay larger rocks around the perimetre of garden beds to create defined areas
  • Add mulch to keep any existing garden beds neat and tidy
  • Create a garden that celebrates native plant species

For more complex landscaping jobs, seek out a local landscaping professional who can offer advice and recommendations specific to your needs and block.

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