The yards and gardens are important parts of the home. They used to entertain, educate p and sustain a family. 81% of homeowners, with yards, stated the proper maintenance of their yard was important to the overall appearance of their home. When choosing a landscape installation company there are several factors to consider. Not only is your landscaping a part of your overall house’s curb appeal, but it can also serve many practical functions which you may not be aware of.
What is Residential Landscaping
Landscaping can involve any of the following:
- Installing a Sprinkler system
- Laying Sod
- Tilling and raking
- Planting flowers, trees or other greenery
Landscaping adds value to your home
When budgeting for your new landscaping renovation, keep in mind that by using about 5% of your homes current value on a quality landscape that requires relatively little maintenance you increase the overall value of your property by about 15%. Garden landscaping alone can help when it comes time to sell you house, by upping selling value by as much as 15%. When selling your home, the landscaping can have a recovery value ranging between 100 and 200%.
Landscaping Saves in Energy costs
A properly planned landscaping design can benefit not just your property value, but also your electric and gas bills. During the summer trees can provide shade for the walls and windows of your home, ultimately reducing your air conditioning costs. Wind breaking plants incorporated into your residential landscaping design can also block strong winds which may result in heating loss during the winter months. Trees can also absorb bothersome an unwanted sounds from the surrounding environment. According to studies trees have been shown to reduce noise by up to 50%.
Choosing a Residential Landscaping Company
Before choosing a landscape installation company make sure to do some research. The landscaping industry in the United States is estimated to generate $74 billion in revenue each year. With over 473 total landscape installation services employing over 888,426 people there are numerous options. Be sure to evaluate a companies track record including their portfolio, references and any customer service issues. With some research, you’ll be sure to find a company that will make your dream yard come true.