Benefits of Professional Landscaping
Having a professionally landscaped yard has many benefits. The obvious ones are improved curb appeal and the pleasure you get from enjoying a beautiful and functional outdoor space. Did you know that hiring a professional landscaper to give your yard a makeover has economic, environmental, and health benefits too?
Landscaping ia a Good Investment
Your home’s exterior is what makes the first impression on potential buyers. A beautifully landscaped yard stands out and shows buyers that you are proud of your home and have worked hard to take proper care of it. Making your home more attractive to purchasers will help you sell your home faster.
According to a National Association of Realtors survey, curb appeal is important to 71% of home buyers when choosing their new home. An article published on Bankrate.com stated that a landscaping investment could potentially pay a 215% return on home value. When investing in your home, that is money well spent.
There are things you can do yourself to spruce up your home’s landscaping, but if not done carefully your DIY projects can be obvious to potential buyers and could actually cause damage to your property value. Hiring a landscaping professional will eliminate any chances of potential damage to the property and ensure an increase in property value. Not only will they be able to help you choose the appropriate plants and trees for your growing zone and lifestyle, their knowledge and expertise will make sure retaining walls and drainage systems are constructed and working as they should.
Landscaping is Environmentally Friendly
Trees, shrubs and plants in your yard can improve the outdoor air quality around your home. A single tree can remove about 26 pounds of carbon dioxide from the air each year and release about 13 pounds of oxygen. That is enough clean oxygen each day for a family of four!
It also helps control erosion and groundwater recharge. The roots of plants and grass hold the soil in your yard in place which would otherwise be eroded by wind and water, running into the sewer system and clogging up natural water sources. It also slows down the runoff of rainwater as it pushes through the roots of plants and leaves, allowing the ground to pull more of the water in, benefiting your plants and reducing damage to your yard.
Making sure you have the proper infill, soil and sod combined with healthy lawn, trees, shrubs and plants will improve the environment around your home and contribute to your environmental footprint over all.
Landscaping Creates a Healthier Living Environment
Professional landscaping companies will work with you to design and create a landscape that will suit your personal taste and the lifestyle of your family. Having a functional and aesthetically pleasing outdoor living space will encourage your family to spend more time outdoors, to become more active and spend quality time together.
It is proven that spending time in nature and green spaces can reduce stress, anxiety and even depression. In fact, the results of a David Suzuki Foundation Nature Challenge showed that participants who spent 30 minutes in nature each day had increased energy, reduced stress, slept better, felt more productive at work and were happier overall. Exposure to plants can boost your immunity and a healthy dose of sunlight can give you vitamin D which helps improve mood, prevent osteoporosis, heart issues and cancer. Imagine the benefits you’ll discover just sitting on your patio surrounded by flower beds, trees and other plants.