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If you’re on the fence about whether it’s really worth doing the outdoor project you have in mind, here’s something to think about: landscaping can increase your home’s value.

While we typically think of interior renovations as being the most effective ways to increase your property value, landscaping that’s done right can give you the best return as a home improvement project. 

Homeowners who enhance their properties with landscaping can see a 5.5 to 12.7 percent increase in their home value compared to homes with no landscaping. Landscaping provides an instant price advantage and adds value to your home for the years to come. 

So, if you feel more inclined to start your landscaping project now, let’s explore some ways you can improve your property value. 

One of the most important things you can do before committing to an outdoor project is to make a plan. Many people make the mistake of landscaping as they go from year to year; however,  without a clear idea of what you envision for your property, the overall layout can risk appearing incomplete or poorly designed.  

We recommend planning out a design for what you want to accomplish, even if some of these projects may be completed in later years. If you are doing the landscaping design yourself, following a plan will help your landscaping look more professional.

If you’re looking for a small project that can make a big impact, trees are a good investment. They add immediate curb appeal and can be a great selling feature as they mature. Our landscaping team recommends giving your trees lots of space to grow. Planting them too close to your house can be a turnoff for potential homebuyers, who can be concerned about the risk of damage.

We also recommend adopting a “less is more” approach when using landscaping to increase your property value. Low-maintenance options such as shrubs can have wide appeal to buyers. In contrast, adding too much greenery can make your property seem overwhelming to people who do not have the time for landscaping maintenance. 

If you’re considering a bigger project, incorporating a landscaped patio can increase your home’s value by more than 12%. A patio with updated stone pavers is a great investment because they have easy upkeep and attract a range of buyers from young families to retirees. 

A water feature is another outdoor element that can make your property more appealing. Our Niagara landscaping company has installed many types of water features from fountains, rock features, and ponds that add to the natural beauty of the outdoors. You can enjoy the calming nature of your water feature and see a nice return on your investment in the future. 

And if you need some inspiration for how you can transform your outdoor space, check out our featured projects. We’ve had the pleasure of completing dream projects for our clients who trusted us to create professional designs for their outdoor spaces. 

Contact us about our Niagara landscaping design and maintenance services.