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How Landscaping Can Add Curb Appeal to Your Home

Aug 10, 2015 | Gardens, Lawns

If you’re looking to beautify your home’s exterior, landscaping is a great way to create an eye-catching, beautiful yard. But many homeowners may not understand the benefits that come with a professional landscape design. Besides creating an aesthetically pleasing front yard, many contemporary garden designs have practical applications that can make your life a little easier.

 

It Can Lower Your Bills

Landscaping that is properly selected, placed, and maintained can actually save you money on your monthly heating or cooling costs. During the warmer months, plants and bushes can block the sun from entering your home, keeping your house’s internal temperature cooler, so you don’t have to keep raising the AC. These plants also help during the winter, as they can prevent cool wind from entering your home.

 

It Increases Your Privacy

Your home should be a place to relax, separate from the rest of the world. But this isn’t always the case, especially if you have multiple neighbors or live on a busy street. Certain landscape designs can help give your home the privacy you need. For example, planting a tree in your yard can reduce bothersome noise by up to 50%, as stated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Landscaping can also be a good way to create separation between yards, rather than having to put up large, expensive fencing.

 

It Improves The Value of Your Home

Whether you’re looking to sell your home, refinance, or just raise its value, landscaping is a great investment. A report by Money Magazine stated that landscaping can bring a recovery value of 100 to 200%. Gardens that are attractive and well kept will boost the sale price of a home, as first impressions are often the most lasting for potential home buyers.

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