When selling your home, curb appeal and first impressions are everything. If your house is not aesthetically pleasing to the naked eye, chances are potential buyers will not make it inside. An attractive home with a well-manicured yard and soft and hardscaping increases your home’s aesthetics. As a result, this directly increases your home’s property value and adds value for potential buyers.
Although you might not be looking to sell your home anytime soon, planning for the future is essential. In addition, landscaping improvements mature over time, such as planting trees or gardens, so starting early is important. Here are some tips for increasing property value with smart landscape design choices.
Spruce Up Your Walkway
Your home’s front walkway is a potential buyer’s first impression. So, you should make your walkway and entrance look picture-perfect. Adding a walkway can lead potential buyers in the right direction. Plant flowers on the two sides of the walkway, and keep the walkways appropriately illuminated. It will create dramatic beauty and elevate the look of inexpensive flowering annuals.
Planting a tree on your property has a lot of advantages. Trees, especially mature trees, add color to a dull yard. They can also add privacy and increase your home’s value or selling price.
A mature tree improves the home’s landscape and can be a huge demand for the homebuyer. It usually takes at least 3 to 8 years for a tree to mature, so plant your trees as early as possible because the additional value may depend on the size.
Install Landscape Lighting
Attractive landscape lighting not only adds security around your home, it also increases your property’s value. A well-lit yard automatically improves your house’s overall look, adding value. In recent years, solar-powered and LED lighting solutions have become viable alternatives to traditional hard-wired lighting. They illuminate your lawn at night, silhouette your trees, prevent accidents, and deter robbers. Lighting also helps maximize your property’s curb appeal, ensuring that all the landscaping work you invested in can be seen anytime.
Add a Fire Pit
Fire pits soared in popularity during the COVID pandemic while everyone was stuck at home, and built-in and freestanding fire pits are major outdoor landscape attractions that increase property value. A fire pit is a universally beloved home feature, perfect for families, young couples, or anyone who loves hosting and entertaining guests. Installing a fire pit brings joy to existing homeowners and interested potential buyers.
Interested in Improving Your Outdoor Living Space? Consider Landscape and Hardscaping Design Services from Carroll Landscaping
Carroll Landscaping has over 30 years of experience with landscape construction, porch construction, deck building, and hardscape installation. Our award-winning landscape designers are passionate about providing customers with top-notch service and landscape design. Our landscape designers have a creative design outlook and work as a team with our installation crews to make your vision a reality. We are committed to providing every customer with the highest quality workmanship, professional and knowledgeable service, and creativity in design in order to surpass our clients’ expectations in every aspect of the project.
We serve residents throughout the beautiful state of Maryland including Baltimore, Columbia, Ellicott City, Eldersburg, Clarksville, Sykesville, Manchester, Westminster, and Woodstock. For more information and to schedule a consultation with one of our expert designers, contact us online or give us a call at 410-922-2416.