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Oasis In Your Property

How Good Landscaping Can Increase Your Property’s Value

In real estate, first impressions really are everything. Yes, some may need a couple of days to think it over, but many potential buyers fall in love with a home the moment they pull into the driveway and see the landscaping around.

It may seem simple, because it is, but adding a few simple trees to your landscape can make an enormous difference in the value of your home. In one study by the Wall Street Journal, trees helped homes sell for 10-15% more than their asking prices. Why? It’s a known fact that plants improve the quality of our air. Did you know that one tree could remove from the atmosphere around 26 pounds of carbon dioxide per year? When the proper tree is selected, planted and well maintained it can significantly absorb sounds waves and reduce noise pollution by “eating up” unwanted sound. Erosion and the flow of pollutants and sediment can be reduced to nearby bodies of water when landscape buffers are planted.

Gardens with full, leafy plants and vibrant flora will add wonderful colour, texture, and dimension to your landscape. Beautiful flowers, thick shrubbery, and blooming plants will create instant curb appeal for your home and give your landscape a well-maintained appearance. And if you add aromatic plants and flowers to your landscape design, they will add intriguing scents to your gardens and invite birds and butterflies to your yard.

When workers “catch a view” of natural surroundings like mature trees and flowers they suffered less job stress and “felt” more job satisfaction. They also reported fewer headaches and ailments than workers with no outside view or those who could only view contracted items from the office windows. Overall positive feelings increased, fear and anger was reduced when views of plants were possible. In inner-city neighborhoods where common areas featured more trees and grass the residents used the spaces. This use provided more opportunities for informal conversation and social interaction. It came down to neighbors building stronger relationships and bonds with one another simply because of the plant environment and vegetation. The benefits of landscaping can be maximized when certified professionals are involved in all aspects of the landscape including design, site prep, plant selection, landscape lighting – installation and maintenance. All of these will create a green and an oasis in your property which would definitely be a selling point or even envy to passersby.

There are things a homeowner can do inside a house to increase its value but what about outdoors… mainly landscaping. Adding landscaping or improvements on a backyard could not only enhance the look of a property but also add value for refinancing or to make selling a home easier. In San Rafael, CA and the surrounding areas, Erwin Gardens Care is your trusted landscaping specialists since 2003. Call us at (415) 233-2451 for inquiries.