Your front yard is the first thing your visitors or potential buyers will see. More importantly, your home’s exterior is the first thing you see when you come home every day. The front of your home becomes your pride and joy when your home’s curb appeal comes into view? On top of the personal satisfaction factor, your exterior and landscaping are also a significant part of your home’s worth. The ideas for increasing home value are limitless. Potential home buyers form their first impression of a home from its curb appeal. Yet often a home’s outdoor landscaping is overlooked, or underdone. An attractive and well-maintained landscape can add as much as 10 percent to the value of your home.
Lets explore the opportunities that you can take advantage of without breaking your pocket book!
Plantings and Trees:
The choice of plantings will be dictated by the climate of your residence. We suggest that you visit your local nursery to identify which plants will not only look great but will be able to thrive in your area. Do a quick Google search by typing in "local nursery locations near me" to find nurseries near you.
Mulch is often overlooked but is crucial in protecting your plants. By placing mulch around your plantings, it will reduce water evaporation by as much as 30%. Mulch comes in many forms, some are perfect for desert plants and others are more suited for more moist climates. Mulch can be organic or inorganic, fine or coarse. Well chosen mulch will not only beautify your landscape design it also unifies it.....mulch brings everything together.
Rock and or boulders:
Natural stone is among the most long lasting and beautiful additions to any landscape. Its also the most unpredictable and sometimes most costly. Every designer uses rock and boulders as their poetic license to express the owners personality and tastes. No matter how well your designer delineates boulders or rocks into a plan, the actual rocks used may not resemble that shape at all. Each boulder and rock is unique so placement and sizing is very important. The real talent for fine rock work can only be done by a designer or contract with many years of experience. When we design a landscape project for one of our clients, its one of the very first questions we ask them....would you like to add "Rocks and or Boulders" to your landscape design? Its a tricky proposition because it does bring the cost of the project up but its the owners opportunity to put their personal touch to their project.
A lasting impression:
Real estate investors often use landscaping as an immediate selling point whenever they rehab a home. Alex with Buying Nevada Houses told us that before a potential buyer decides to visit a home, they consider its curb appeal as the deciding factor as to weather to visit a home or not. Alex says that if you are interested in selling your Las Vegas house fast, you'll have to make the curb appeal of your home a priority.