Benefits and necessity of garden design on the appearance of the house


 

Landscaping and garden design are both crucial processes not only because of their aesthetic appeal on your home which can increase your home value but also due to their functionality and many benefits they bring about. For example, when you have a neat and green garden as part of your home, you also affect other processes such as water management, climate modification, biodiversity, air purification, habitat creation, food production as well as the heating and cooling system for your home. Overall, having a garden improves the sustainability of your home. 

  1. Landscape Design Services Can Increase Your Home Value

Whether you plan to sell your home in the near future or keep it in your family for years to come, landscape design services can boost your home value. You can create a beautiful landscape that will enhance your lifestyle and the beauty of your home with the help of a professional.

Landscape is the first thing that can be seen by visitors and potential buyers. It can build a stunning, welcoming entry to your home or an eye for other neighborhood homes. Great landscaping can add up to 28 percent to the overall home value, even with limited changes to landscaping, according to real estate experts

  1. Having a garden helps cool down and warm up your home

The benefits of landscaping are numerous. Having trees and grass in your garden can help you out a lot. For instance, it can help you lower your energy costs. How you ask? Well, a grass lawn is inherently cooler than asphalt, cement and even bare soil. And it works as a natural air-conditioning system, so in the summertime, you can decrease the use of air-conditioning in your home. Additionally, if you plant trees on the south and west side of your home, you can assure having shade during the hottest periods of the year. This landscaping feature can lower the temperature in your attic by a stunning 40 degrees! Plus, the trees reduce the sun's glare coming into the house through the windows. And during autumn and winter, when strong winds tend to blow, when there’s plenty of rain and snow, the trees and surrounding plants can protect your home from the cold coming inside. Actually, whole urban areas benefit from each home having a garden as they can provide shade on the sidewalk and make the walk more pleasant and bearable during those hot days.

  1. Having a garden resolves issues with polluted air and excessive water

Another important benefit is the air purification the trees and plants provide for us. They capture dust, smoke particles, carbon dioxide and produce more oxygen. The advantages of a single tree are so high that one tree can remove 26 pounds of carbon dioxide from the air every year, erasing the emissions of driving a car for 11,000 miles. Pretty amazing, right?! Moreover, one tree can produce enough oxygen for four people. So, again the benefits exceed your household and expand to the entire environment. As far as water management is concerned, our garden can help in absorbing all the excess water created by rainfall and it can also filter out any pollutants from the water before it reaches the city’s source of drinking water. 

  1. Having a garden improves the quality of life in general

Besides all the advantages already mentioned, there are quite a few more which are beneficial for our life generally. And if we all work together on implementing these pieces of advice, we might achieve some positive global effects. For example, one of the benefits of having a beautiful garden is that just the mere looking at it can lower blood pressure. Walking through an abundant landscape can help improve your memory and attention. People who live in communities where they pay attention to their green areas report lower stress levels as well as healthcare costs. All reasons strong enough to consider landscaping!

  1. How to maintain a garden properly

Okay, we mentioned some of the benefits of landscaping. However, we should also mention the proper maintenance, because, in order to have a nice and eye-catching garden, you have to take care of it. You need to mow the lawn regularly, to plant and re-plant the flowers and plants and to water your garden or even use mulch to prevent weeds in your garden. However, if your schedule is too busy, you can also consider hiring a professional property maintenance company that will do the job for you. If you rarely have time to do your own gardening, it’s more cost-effective to have an on-going service of maintaining your garden. In that way, you can assure having a neat, green and colorful garden at all times. 

  1. Added bonus: Proper landscaping increases property value

The added bonus of having a beautiful garden is the increased property value. Studies show that professional landscaping can boost your property’s sale value by an amazing 12%. So, it’s worth upping your garden if you’re planning to sell your home. A neat, perfect lawn, colorful flowers planted strategically and unusual tree varieties combined with a rock pool, a birdhouse and a comfy hammock are sure ways to catch any potential buyer’s eye.

As you can observe from the article, the advantages of having a dazzling garden go way beyond mere looks and aesthetics. By cultivating a garden, you help your own family as well as the whole community. 

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