When you are thinking about adding value to your home or property, there are probably a number of different ways to go about it. Maybe you are thinking of renovating the kitchen and bathroom and updating the looks and functionality of the main living spaces. Perhaps you are considering redoing the roof, or the plumbing, or ripping up the carpet. The list of possibilities goes on and on. But what about the outside of your home or office building? Calling a landscape service to update the outdoor features could end up being the smartest move you could make.
Why a landscape service could turn it all around
While you might think that you are capable of updating the landscaping on your own, and you quite possibly are indeed capable, it never hurts to at least find out what the professional landscapers might consider doing to the property. Perhaps you will discover a look or a scheme that you love but had never considered. If you are working on the outdoor area of your business, the right landscape services could end up improving the look so much that you could end up with more business. The nature of business is that people are attracted to what catches their eye in a pleasing manner, and when potential customers and clients are happy with how it looks on the outside, they will be even more excited to see what it has on the inside. And it could potentially be exceptionally great for those in particular who have been around the area in the past, are familiar with the original look, and are blown away by how much better it looks after the landscape service gets through with it.
Landscaping for your home
Some people are very conscious and diligent about the outward view of their home. The lawn is always mowed, there are colorful flowers along the house or walkway, and it is incredibly beautiful and inviting. But not everyone has the time to spend on making their yard or garden so extravagant. Others simply do not have an eye for it, or have let the yard go over time. Whatever the case may be, it wouldn’t hurt to at least have a consultation, and consider options for updating the outside of your home. And if you spend just 5% of the value of your home on landscaping, you could eventually get an ROI, or a return on investment, as much as 150%. That is a significant amount for having spent so little.
Saving the trees isn’t just for hippies
Save the trees is a mantra that most of us are familiar with, but unfortunately, one that many people seem to grow cold or at least indifferent to over time. However the need to save the trees and help nurse the earth back to health is as real as ever, if not more crucial. Don’t worry, you don’t have to become a hippy to update your property. But knowing that you could do something to save the planet while you’re in the process of a project you were already planning on doing, then why not? Tree care is typically not that involved or tedious, and there are so many good reasons to include more trees in your landscaping project. First of all, strategically placed trees can save 20% to 50% in the energy used for heating, and diminish the needs for air conditioning by 30%. Also, in some studies, it has been shown that when a person sees a tree, there is a substantial recovery from stress in as little as five minutes, evidenced in changes in both blood pressure and muscle tension.
Although just one acre full of trees is enough to take in six tons of carbon dioxide and release four tons of oxygen, which could supply 18 people with air for an entire year, you do not have to plant a forest, if that is not where your landscaping plans are going. But you could make a difference, for yourself, your family, your community, and your planet.