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Front Yard Landscaping

October 25, 2016

Three Affordable Front Yard Landscaping Ideas Guaranteed to Increase Property Value


Putting your Johannesburg property on the market? Looking for ways to increase its value? While there are many homeowners who spend a fortune on redoing the kitchen and bathroom, painting the walls, and installing new floors, just having a polished and functional front yard can increase the value of a property by up to 20%?

Yes, a front yard is just as important as the inside of a home; it’s a properties calling card. Ask any real estate developer and they will all agree that if you’re looking for a good ROI, you will find it in your landscaping. An incredibly valuable asset that is often the first feature potential buyers see and judge when pulling into the driveway, your front yard can make or break that first impression. If you’re looking to clinch a deal without having to drop more than a few pennies – here are three affordable front yard landscaping ideas guaranteed to both grab attention and increase property value.

#1 Solve Problems with Plants and Trees

Do you have dry clayish areas where nothing grows? Do you need more privacy and security, or shade to help cool the house in summer? Solve your property’s shortfalls such as privacy and lack of shade with plants and trees. But remember to go native; in today’s unpredictable climate, the last thing homeowners want is a high-maintenance yard that requires constant watering or maintenance, so remember to opt for indigenous plants, and shrubs and trees that thrive without the extra TLC.

#2 Illuminate and Add Drama with Lighting

Topping the typical buyer’s list of the most wanted outdoor features, both back and front yard lighting plays an integral illumination role for security reasons and adding drama to hot summer nights spent outside. Whether it’s an electrical spotlight or a solar-powered light, effects can be achieved by using them to highlight features such as trees, water features, and sculptures, or by placing them in walls or along walkways.

#3 Edge Your Lawn

Few things look more polished than a healthy, vibrant, rolling green lawn edged to perfection. Offering a neat, easy-to-maintain look, edging along driveways, sidewalks, and garden beds show buyers how meticulous you are in keeping your property clean, green and polished. And if the front yard looks polished, the rest of the property is assumed to be just as pristine.

If you’re ready to put your house on the market, then make a huge impression with the team at EarthLinks Landscaping. Contact us to view our portfolio today.