Even if you don’t think about the financial benefits of your home’s landscaping on a regular basis, it can make a significant impact to the value of your home. Nearly 90% of real estate agents encourage homeowners to invest in landscaping prior to selling because of how much it can improve a home’s overall resale value. If you’re going to be updating your landscape or improving your outdoor living spaces, what fixes and additions will pay off the most? Consider these options that offer a positive return on investment (ROI).
Outdoor LED Landscape Lighting
While your curb appeal might be apparent during the daytime, you also want your property to stand out after the sun goes down. A well-lit home and landscape design shows off your gorgeous exterior. If your outdoor lighting doesn’t artfully highlight your home as compared to the rest of the neighborhood, you might want to consider improving your outdoor lighting while you update the rest of your landscaping. This aesthetic boost also improves security and makes it easier to navigate stairways and paths safely.
Patios and Decks
If you’ve got enough space in either your back or front yard and are willing to sacrifice a bit of greenery, a patio, deck or porch can give you an additional space for entertaining or just enjoying the weather. Patios and decks can be great for impressing guests but do require a bit more maintenance, so make sure you’re up for the task when you start planning this exterior add-on.
Flower Beds and Gardening Space
For those who have a green thumb, there’s never enough space in a yard for gardening. Flower beds and gardening space are more than just a reason for gardening enthusiasts to spend time outdoors; they can beautify your yard as a vibrant addition to your carefully cultivated lawn. Use these areas to give your property a bit of extra color and contrast that will enhance an already appealing landscape. Consider adding native plants that offer seasonal variety so your property looks fantastic all year long.
Lawn Irrigation Systems
While you may not see much of a lawn irrigation system, this hidden helper can do wonders for the health, appearance and added value of your outdoor living space. In-ground lawn irrigation systems keep your yard, landscape areas and planting beds green and gorgeous. Modern water-smart irrigation systems are weather-intelligent, self-adjusting and can even be operated from a smart phone. Cutting-edge systems designed for peak water conservation can help cut down on your water bill. Better yet, some of these smart sprinkler systems can be customized for your property, with specialized watering zones and scheduling capabilities that help water your lawn, plant beds and landscape areas with precisely the amount of water they need.
The right updates to your outdoor living spaces increase your home’s value and improve your curb appeal. For more information on customized design and installation of irrigation systems, landscape lighting and yard drainage improvements, consult with our experts today. Contact us at BG Outdoor Services to get started.