You may think that hiring a landscaping service to tend to garden borders around your home is more of a luxury than anything. The truth is that when you hire a company to design and install a landscaping scheme around your home, it certainly does look good. However, the aesthetics of landscaping is only one small benefit that comes from having this sort of design installed around your home.
There’s no doubt that landscaping helps improve the curb appeal of your home but this can pay off in a number of different ways. For example, if you’re looking to sell your home, a well manicured landscaping design can draw more attention to your home than one that doesn’t have a good-looking landscape design. This sort of attention can pay off if you’re trying to sell your home. The more people that look at your home, the better chance you have of getting a viable offer and selling your home quickly.
When it comes to selling your home what many people fail to realize is that landscaping can offer up to a 14% increase on the price of your home. The great thing is that the cost of landscaping, on average, will only account for about 4% to 5% of the increased value. This means that you could actually see a net increase of 10% in the value of your home just by doing some simple landscaping.
Another thing to consider with landscaping is how practical it can be. One of the biggest dangers to a home is an issue with the foundation. Unfortunately, these issues can happen when water doesn’t properly run off away from the home. When water is allowed to seep into the soil surrounding the foundation, this is where problems can begin.
Basement walls can become deteriorated from excessive moisture and they can also allow moisture in through the deteriorated walls. Excessive moisture can cause slab foundations to become unstable and the slabs can move causing cracking and other structural damages. A good landscaping design helps to absorb that water and also helps the water to run away from the home. This can help keep your foundation intact for many years to come.
Lastly, a good landscaping design can actually help reduce your heating and cooling bills. Whether it’s shade provided over the summer months or insulation properties of various plants and other aspects of the landscaping designed to keep cold air from rushing into your home, you may find that the landscaping can save you a great deal of money.
There are many other benefits that come from landscaping that are far too numerous to mention in this article. However, if you want to find out more about what landscaping can do for your home, whether it’s aesthetics, value or savings, you may want to contact a Houston Landscaping service. They can give you all the information you need on the many benefits of a professional landscaping design for your home.
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