Does Landscaping increase Home Value?

YES! “A well-landscaped home has a significant price advantage over a home with no landscaping. This advantage ranges from 5.5 percent to 12.7 percent depending on the type of landscaping and the home’s original value. That translates into an extra $16,500 to $38,100 in value on a $300,000 home.” If you are thinking of selling your home, get the most you can for by adding curb appeal. Your yard is how a potential buyer forms their first impression.. a nicely maintained yard will lead them to believe it is a well cared for home as well.

Not only does landscaping add value immediately, it increases over time unlike other interior designs & décor. This is because interior trends move in an out rather quickly, whereas a nicely planned and maintained landscape will look better as it matures and fills in.

If you don’t wish to invest in a whole landscape design, opt for a yet still effective plan that may include adding annuals or seasonal shrubs for some color, mulch, edging, and fertilizing the lawn. Adding some nice planters near the front door can also be a worthwhile tactic.

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