For many home owners all throughout the United States (and even in many places beyond it as well), maintaining or adding to their landscaping is an important part of home maintenance and general care. In fact, real estate agents do not underestimate the importance of good landscaping, and as many as ninety percent of them will recommend updating landscaping before a home is placed on the market. This is because good landscaping can have a great effect on the overall value of a home that has been put up for sale, increasing it by an astonishing nearly fifteen percent.
And even more people simply feel that good landscaping and well maintained outdoor spaces are integral to their happiness in their homes. Of all people in the United States, nearly eighty five percent of them believe that having a yard or some sort of outdoor space is hugely important. And ninety percent of those that do own property with an outdoor space feel that it is important to keep that property in good order and overall well maintained. From adding a garden to undertaking a hardscaping project (such as adding a patio, a deck, or even both), there are many ways that your outdoor spaces can be upgraded and enhanced.
Garden nurseries, for example, are often consulted in the process of landscape renovations, as typical garden nurseries will carry a wide variety of plants – from flowers to trees both. Garden nurseries often offer primarily plants that are native to the region that the nurseries are based in. This is often the popular option, as more than ninety percent of home owners will choose to utilize such plants that naturally grow in their area and location. The planting of trees is also common in garden nurseries, and can have a number of benefits when added to your own home.
Trees that are native to the region are particularly likely to thrive, and a tree that grows tall is often going to provide a good deal of shade. This shade can actually reduce your energy bills during the hot summer months, as it helps to keep your house cooler and more comfortable than it would have otherwise been, thus taking some of the stress off of your air conditioning and cooling system. This can reduce your energy bill by as much as twenty percent in total. And trees can block out much of the ambient noise of the neighborhood that you live in, helping to contribute to a more peaceful environment and lifestyle.
From landscape design to the types of plants and trees that you purchase from garden nurseries and the like, it is important to note the importance of keeping your landscaping in good shape. Good landscaping can be hugely beneficial for a number of reasons. For one, it can improve the overall value of your home by as much as fourteen percent, which will be highly important if you ever decide to sell your home and enter the housing market. But it will also simply contribute to a greater sense of enjoyment in your outdoor spaces, opening up the door for outdoor activities such as grilling, hosting friends and family over for picnics and barbecues, and gardening. Simply spending time your outdoor spaces while reading a book or just sitting and taking it all in is also popular among those who have well maintained yards and other such outdoor areas as part of their property. Keeping your lawn in good shape can seem daunting, but once you get started the pay off is more than worth it – especially when you consider the long run.