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Considering a Yard Renovation? 3 Landscaping Updates That Offer a High ROI

For many homeowners, landscaping consists of some grass and a few shrubs. While sufficient, this type of landscaping lacks function, style, and value. Thankfully, you can enhance your landscape design with trends that will stand the test of time.
Not only will these updates improve the curb appeal and functionality of the home but they also offer a high return on your investment, which can benefit your bank account if you ever need to sell your home.
Of course, you may not know where to begin renovating your yard. With these updates and the help of your landscaping contractor, you can improve the look, function, and value of your yard and home.
1. Healthy and Attractive Lawn
A healthy and lush lawn that is green and attractive can add a great deal of curb appeal and value to your home.
While shocking to learn, improving your lawn can offer you a return on your investment of up to 303 percent.
Improving your lawn will require a few steps depending on the current state of your grass. If you only have a few patches of green, then consider investing in sod installation.
Choosing which type of grass will work best for your specific location can be challenging. If you live in a warmer climate or live in a sunny location, then opt for warm-season sods such as Bermuda. If you have cooler weather and a lot of shade, then fescue sod may be the best option for you.
If you have already established a lawn, then maintenance can enhance its underlying health and look. Consider a lawn service that can apply fertilizer and weed control products at the necessary times.
2. Shade-Producing, Appealing Trees
Trees are beneficial to your landscape as either lush greenery or colorful floral blooms to your yard. While they add beauty, trees can also create shade that provides both comfort and energy efficiency.
According to experts, mature trees can add $1,000 to $10,000 to your home value.
Planting a few trees in a sunny backyard can make an outdoor living space more comfortable and usable. In addition, shade-producing trees on the east, west, and northwestern sides of your home provide insulation from the sun, which can reduce cooling costs by an estimated 35 percent, according to the Arbor Day Foundation.
Thankfully, many trees can provide appeal and shade to your landscape design. Here are a few options to consider:
  • Poplar
  • Sycamore
  • Weeping willow
  • American elm
  • Cleveland pear
  • Flowering dogwood
  • MimosaRed maple
Planting one or more of the above trees around your home and an outdoor living area will add a great deal of beauty and shade that will benefit you in many ways over the years.
3. Functional Outdoor Living
An outdoor living space is another option if you want to improve the function and appeal of your yard while still getting a high return on your investment. Again, there are many options to consider if you want to add or enhance your outdoor living area.
If your home already has a porch, then add a stone or concrete patio that can create extra space for dining and entertaining. A stone fire pit or fireplace on your deck or patio illuminates your outdoor living space, while also providing warmth on cooler evenings.
While you will enjoy the addition of this space, outdoor living will make your home more attractive and valuable to potential buyers if you decide to sell your home. This ensures you are making a smart investment.
Most homeowners understand the importance of landscaping for their home. However, certain yard improvements offer a higher return on investment than others do. To get started on your yard renovation, contact Landscape Solutions today.