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How Landscaping Increases Your Property Value

Posted by Walt Conrad on 10/17/13 6:57 AM
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Whether or not you’re an anxious buyer or a seller looking to get the most money out of their home one thing is certain, landscaping can be a make or break deal. A well thought out and properly maintained landscape can add thousands of dollars to the value of your property and is one of the few home improvements that actually adds curb appeal and value to a home. We've laid out some of the landscaping factors that can impact your home’s value. 

Proper Landscape Design

We see this all too often. Homeowners who do not have a thought out plan or at least a basic design for their landscape often end up with a disorganized, disheveled mess in their yard that can potentially decrease the value of their home and ultimately turn off potential buyers. Proper tree and  plant placement improves the quality and professional look of your landscape and can also reduce the cost of cooling and heating your home. Creating a top-notch design can be done easily by calling one of our landscape design pros and scheduling a free in-home consultation. 

Plant and Tree Placement

Once you have settled on a design for your landscape it is important to understand what each tree and/or plant is going to accomplish in your yard. Planting shade trees on an eastern or western exposure will help shade the home in the summer time which can lead to a reduction in utility bills. You may also want to think about planting deciduous trees that can help warm a home in the winter. Another important placement factor is planting different size shrubs and plants in an order to make your yard look bigger and to set focal points throughout the landscape. Pool owners should also be aware of planting a messy tree or bush near a pool that could be a turn off for you or any future home owner. 

Picking the Right Trees and Plants

Picking the right tree or plant can be a difficult task. Having a certified nursery professional help you makes this a painless task. They know what to look for when selecting your trees and plants for your new landscape and can make sure you accomplish your landscape goals. Don’t rely on word of mouth or what your neighbors landscaper tells you you should plant. Get out to Moon Valley Nurseries and hand select every tree and plant from our huge inventory of trees and plants with the help of a Nursery Professional. 

Research indicates that a professional looking landscape adds anywhere from 5.5% to 12.7% to the value of a home. That’s over $15,000 on a $300,000 home. If you've just purchased or are looking to sell, trust the experts at Big Tex to help you accomplish your landscape goals and add the maximum value to your home’s value. Stop in today (click here for all 4 locations)  or click here to see what Moon Valley Nurseries can do for you!

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