May 27, 2015
Boost the Value of your Home with These Top Garden Landscaping Ideas
Thinking of putting your property on the market and looking at ways to boost the value of your home? An afterthought for many, many homeowners would choose to rather invest in fitting in an entire new kitchen or installing a new set of wooden floors. But, what most investors fail to realise is that one of their greatest assets is in their backyard. If you want to boost the value of your home, increase interest and even speed up sales, then choose to invest in garden landscaping.
A win-win investment, garden landscaping pays in more ways than one. It’s the first thing that potential buyers see and you will be amazed at what greening and updating your landscape design will achieve. Did you know that professional garden landscaping can increase the value of your home by up to 20%?
Trees do so much more than just look beautiful while they blow in the wind – they are one of the best investments that you can add to your landscape. They suck up the excess water that runs off your property, they reduce carbon dioxide, they prevent pollutants from entering your waterways, and they cool your home in summer and warm it in winter. Trees can save homeowners loads of money by reducing winter heating costs and air-conditioning costs.
Install Outdoor Lighting
Did you know that outdoor lighting tops the list of most wanted garden landscaping features? Not only do they add to the ambience of a property, but they also enhance the architecture. A sought-after feature that brings many benefits, outdoor lighting not only lights up a property at night, they also make a home feel warm and inviting, serve as a security system, protect against slips and falls, and they direct guests to the front door.
Build an Outdoor Living Space
Whether summer or winter, South Africans love to entertain, and one way to attract interest is to install a permanent outdoor kitchen, deck, patio, fire pit or pergola. If built well, an outdoor living space can be a huge selling point for the property and can add significant value to the asking price
Pathways Lead to Great Curb Appeal
Pathways always get overlooked which is surprising, considering that they play such a vital role in the overall appeal of homes. Adding polish and class, pathways steer guests to the front door which is a big selling point for buyers looking for curb appeal. Using rocks, cobblestone, pavers or stepping stones with grass in between, a straight or curved pathway will both look polished and expensive.
If you would like to get your outdoor space ready for the market, then contact us at EarthLinks Landscaping.
Planning, creating, developing, building, transforming, modernising and maintaining gardens since 2001, we are a garden landscaping company in Johannesburg who are extremely proud to provide professional and affordable landscaping services to residential homes and commercial businesses throughout the entire Gauteng region.
With years of experience, we can provide you with an innovative, skilled and experienced team of horticulturalists and landscaping designers who are not only committed to listening to your needs, but will also complete projects on time and within your specified budget.