Does Landscaping increase the Property value?

mulching job finished

Yes, Landscaping does increase the property value to a home. The curb appeal and the upkeep of the landscape is the first clue of how well the home has been cared for by the current owners. It actually is one of the few home improvements that increase value with time. It potentially can add thousands of dollars to the value of a property.

Types Of Landscaping projects that add value

Mulching:

Gives your property a manicured look with its rich in color mulch and sharp edging. It also creates a much-desired curb appeal.  While the mulch is decomposing; organic matter adds to the soil. It also suppresses the growth of unwanted weeds.

Retaining walls:

Retaining walls are often found in a place where it needs extra support to prevent the earth from moving downhill with erosion. The function of a retaining wall is to basically battle gravity. The lateral force of the slope must be offset within the¬†retaining wall’s design. Retaining walls do all this while also providing effective flood control in the form of water drainage to prevent flooding. It potentially can add up to 15-20 percent to the value of a home.

Ponds:

There is a strong demand for properties with water features. A pond provides recreational opportunities such as fishing, boating, swimming. A large well-maintained pond will add about 15% more value to the property. As well as the beauty, having fish and wildlife in and around the pond is the large part of the pleasure of owning a pond

There are many more landscaping projects that you can do to add value to your home. Also, there are some things that could decrease the property value, like gardens or big Shrubs blocking the view to your home. Even though you love these things doesn’t mean the potential buyer will not see them as an eyesore.