3 Reasons to Consider Upgrading or Renovating Your Yard
Have you considered making a garden in your yard as a new hobby? Maybe you just want to start taking care of your lawn in general. There are plenty of reasons why getting outdoors, improving your lawn by landscaping, and making a hobby out of spending time in the yard can be beneficial. Not only will you enjoy your time spent outside but also you can improve your home if you?re selling and save money by making your units more efficient.
Interested in learning more about how a new landscape design or back yard garden could benefit you and your home? Keep reading for more information about the benefits of improving your yard one project at time.
3 Reasons to Consider New Landscaping Ideas
It?s time to stop staring out the window at a lawn that you?re not satisfied with. If you?ve always wanted to start a garden in your front yard, now?s your chance. If you?re getting ready to move and you want to improve your home?s curb appeal, you just need the right ideas and projects to get started. Here are three reasons taking some time to change up your yard could be beneficial.
1. Improve the curb appeal of your home
You don?t have to be planning to sell your home to want to improve its curb appeal. However, if you are selling, you should definitely write down enhancing curb appeal of home as one of the top things on your to do list before you put your house on the market. When it comes to landscaping or starting a garden before selling, nearly 90% of real estate agents list this as a wise investment. In fact, this falls under the top five home improvement projects that real estate agents suggest homeowners do before moving. If you do a good enough job improving your yard with fencing, a garden, steps, or a patio/walk ways you could see as high as a 215% return on the investment.
2. Make your units more efficient
Another great reason to consider improving your landscaping is that you can actually make your units more efficient. Let?s take your air conditioner for example. By planting a few trees around your yard, you could potentially provide shade to your home. This shade will help cool down your home similar to an air conditioning unit. The difference is, the trees provide shade to your home at no additional cost to you.
Instead, the trees can actually save you money in the long run on your energy bill. When you have a more efficient air conditioning unit, that means it?s able to do its job while exerting less energy. If it cools your home down while using less energy, that means you will likely have a lower energy bill than previously. Statistics show that if you?re strategic enough with the placement of your trees and plants in your yard, you can actually cut costs by 20%. That?s a great reason to consider hiring landscapers to help with your yard renovation projects.
3. Make your yard more relaxing
Many people believe that having a well-maintained lawn is important. Why exactly does this matter, though? It turns out, if you have an outdoor space that is well-maintained and upgraded, you?ll actually enjoy spending more time outdoors. 51% of the time, when homeowners upgraded their yard with a renovation project or two, they ended up spending around six hours outside a week. While outside, they took advantage of their nice yard and relaxed or entertained friends and family. Some even picked up a new hobby and started making a garden in their yard.
All you need is a new patio, a nice walkway, a tree to rest under, or a well-maintained yard with chairs and a table to really get outside and enjoy the yard space that came with your house. Spending time outdoors will make you truly appreciate everything your house has to offer.
Have you considered doing a yard renovation project so that you get outside more? What projects do you think you?ll try to do? Let us know in the comments about your experience landscaping or gardening.