Does Landscaping Add Value to Your Home?

A well-landscaped homeWatch enough HGTV and there’s one phrase you’re bound to hear over and over again: curb appeal.

It’s a term the real estate world uses to describe how attractive a home is when seen from the street. The stronger the curb appeal, the stronger your bargaining position with potential buyers. And one way to increase curb appeal is through landscaping.

Does landscaping add value to homes? A lot of experts say yes.

“A well-landscaped home has a significant price advantage over a home with no landscaping,” writes Cam Merritt in SF Gate’s Home Guides. “This advantage ranges from 5.5 percent to 12.7 percent depending on the type of landscaping and the home’s original value. That translates into an extra $16,500 to $38,100 in value on a $300,000 home.”

But while landscaping can add value to your home, it needs to go beyond, as Merritt puts it, “sticking some flowers and a couple of shrubs in the ground.”

Here are a few ways you can take your residential landscaping to the next level and increase your home’s curb appeal in the process.

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5 Reasons to Install a Landscape Irrigation System

Landscape irrigation Philadelphia PAThere’s a joy in looking at your front window and seeing a lush green lawn.

The process of getting and keeping that lawn green? Somewhat less joyful.

If you’re tired of wrestling with garden hoses every spring and summer, you might want to consider installing an irrigation system. Read on to learn more about some of the benefits of landscape irrigation in Philadelphia, PA.

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