While the conventional solution to increasing real estate value has often been re-doing the kitchen or carpeting, some of the best value and greatest increase in curb appeal can be acquired through simple, but well-planned landscaping. Done correctly, the addition of trees, shrubs, plants, walks, lighting and patios can increase the value of your property by 20 percent.
Out with the old in with the new!
Planning ahead is the key to successful landscaping and every smart landscaping plan starts with clearing your property of any debris, dead plants, exposed plumbing, and other unwelcome eyesores. After this it’s time to start planning. A good landscaper will recognize that the goal of the property is to draw attention not only to itself but also towards the house that sits on it.
Increasing Curb Appeal
Pots full of seasonal blooms, in the right arrangement, can help direct the eye towards an inviting front door, upping curb appeal almost instantly. Trees can also add a lot of property value, provide shade, and make a once barren property feel quite cozy. Investments in landscaping will grow over time- Literally! The price of a handful of saplings can run less than $200 but a fully grown tree will add thousands in terms of long term real estate value and increase curb appeal immensely. However each comes with their own set of risks. The wrong selection of flowers can distract away from the house or quickly become withered eyesores if planted out of season and improper tree planting can damage foundations or attract unwanted animal pests. This is why it’s important to consult a landscaping professional and develop a concrete plan before implementing any major changes to your property.
Patios, walkways, and like are often a less profitable investment. Sellers often recoup the cost of these amenities and little more; however the appeal they add to a property is tremendous. The difference between walking out back and finding a simple railroad tie and concrete square as opposed to strolling onto a quaint cobblestone path that winds its way through a verdant and well-groomed landscape is staggering.
Landscaping Experts in Glen Burnie
Located in Glen Burnie, Evergreen Gene’s provides multiple lanscape services throughout Maryland for more than 30 years. If you are interested in improving the look and feel of your landscape, while also increasing your home value, and curb appeal then give us a call. We will meet with you, walk your property, and make suggestions based on your desires and budget. Whether it is a stone walkway or a new patio, we will make sure you are happy with everything before we break ground.
Want to learn more about Hardscaping? Visit Evergreen Gene’s – your Glen Burnie garden center – on Crain Highway. Can’t make it out but still have a question? Not to worry; call us at 410.766.6877 or click here today.