Landscaping is one of the best ways to improve your home’s value. Spending as little as 5% of your home value on landscaping can net you an ROI (return on investment) as much as 150%. It can also increase your home’s resale value by 14%, which is a lot of return for a little time, effort, and money.
There are many things you can do with landscaping. You can fill the gaps between bushes with eye-catching materials, like crushed shells from the sea, or interesting designs made of crushed concrete. You could have a few gardens full of colorful flowers that lead up to your door, accenting your path. And so much more.
To help you get an idea of what to do, here is a list of three things that you could do improve the value, and the price, of your home:
- Choose Native Plants
One thing that many gardeners don’t seem to consider doing is picking plants that are native to their region. Exotic and colorful plants may be nice, but they’re expensive, and they often don’t have the ability to grow or live very long in the new region they’re planted. There are a lot of benefits to selecting native plants.Like the fact that they’ll require less water and grooming, or attention, than exotic plants from other regions. They’re used to the climate, and already have a feel, so to speak, of how to survive and grow. That’ll keep costs down for and gardener. They’ll also be more able to adapt to the fill dirt and topsoil.
- Consider Adding Seating
An idea that most don’t really think about doing in their gardens, not seeing the point perhaps, but seating can add a unique aesthetic. It gives it a more professional appeal and also allows you to sit or lay in your garden and just relax while reading a book.
- Plant Lavender
Lavender is a pleasant-smelling flower that also acts as a bug repellent. Just dig up some soil, plant it in, use some fill dirt, and there you have it. A natural repellent for all those pesky mosquitoes. It’s also relatively low maintenance, and only requires watering a few times a week or two, if you don’t have regular rainfall.
So, grab your gardening supplies, buy some good quality fill dirt, and get find some plants that are both appealing, and native. It’ll increase the look of your yard, and the price of your home.
If you have any gardening tips, leave them in the comments section below!