Spring has sprung!
The trees are leaving out, the tulips are blooming, and the grass is growing!
In the midst of all of the excitement of the end of a long winter, however, is a lot of work that needs to be done. In places where winter arrived fast and furious, for instance, there are even some old leaves from last fall that need to be raked and mulch that needs to be replaced. At the very top of the list for many property owners, however, is landscaping. Whether it is just to refresh last year’s landscaping or to completely redo and area where the shrubs are too old, spring is the perfect time to tackle these tasks.
Landscape Design Services Can Add Both Value and Beauty to Your Home
Just as the cover of a book can influence a purchase, the work that is done by a landscaping company can determine the value of a home. In fact, there is research that indicates that professional landscapers can speed up a building’s sale by as much as six weeks. Serving as another major advantage is the fact that Money Magazine research indicates that landscaping can bring a recovery value of 100% to 200% at selling time. As further confirmation, a Clemson University study reports that homes with “excellent” landscaping can generate a sale price 6% to 7% higher than equivalent homes with landscaping that is only rated “good.”
Today’s landscaping services, of course, are often more complicated than few bushes and mulch in front of a home. In fact, some of the more popular services create outdoor living spaces that rival what some people have in their homes. From outdoor fireplaces and kitchens to ponds and waterfalls to fire pits and retaining walls, some of the landscape services will encourage you to spend even more time outside than you do inside.
In addition to the function and the beauty provided by the best professional landscaping when you make the best decisions you can also help the environment, safe energy, and reduce noise all at the same time. In fact, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) notes that trees can reduce bothersome noise by as much as 50% and can mask unwanted noises with pleasant sounds. Trees that provide a lot shade can also reduce an unshaded home’s summer air-conditioning costs by anywhere from 15% to 50%.
Spring has arrived in many parts of the country and many home owners are making plans for the updating that they want to make to the areas around the house.
Spring has sprung!