The real estate market continues to be competitive in Camas, Washougal, and Vancouver, Washington. Therefore, making decisions for your property that increase the value of your home as well as your home’s appeal is vital. One of the most cost-effective and simplest ways to ensure an increase in your property value is through updating and maintaining your property’s landscape. Here are a few ideas to consider when looking to improve property value with landscaping.
Proper Routine Maintenance
Properly and routinely maintaining your landscape is essential to ensuring curb-appeal for your home. Your lawn should be mowed regularly to keep it healthy and looking its best. Well-defined lawns and garden beds are important and edging your lawn makes your yard feel manicured and well-maintained. An overgrown lawn or a lawn without definition can look unappealing and often can decrease the perceived value of your property. However, ensuring your lawn is mowed and edged properly is not the only quality of a well-cared-for yard. Removing debris from leaf-litter, trash, and other sources is important as well. Ensuring all hardscapes are kept clear, and all of your trees and bushes are properly trimmed and pruned are also parts of a well-rounded maintenance schedule.
From helping to slow the spread of weeds and insulating desirable plants, to fighting against erosion and building up your soil, the benefits of mulch are numerous. For the purposes of this post, however, mulch adds a wealth of beauty to your landscape. There is an abundance of different types of mulch in various colors and styles, ensuring there is a mulch that best fits your landscape and taste. Adding mulch to your garden and flower beds helps to define these areas even better, which, in turn, creates a manicured look for your property.
Flowers are one of nature’s most beautiful treasures. They grow in a vast number of sizes, styles, and colors, ensuring you will be able to find something that best fits your taste and style. Properties with various plants and lively flora will add depth of color and dimension to your landscape. Planting flowers increases the beauty by adding pops of color throughout your property, creating a texture that catches the eye of all who view it.
We love our trees here in the Pacific Northwest and our landscapes should be no different. Adding trees to your landscape creates the feeling of privacy, shade, and, in the case of fruit and nut trees, edible goodness. When considering adding trees to your landscape it is best to think about what purpose you want the trees to serve. Are you looking for shade trees for the summer months? Then it is best to plant deciduous trees. Are you looking for more year-round privacy? Then it is best to plant some type of evergreen trees. Be sure to give enough space for the size and type of tree and do not overplant as this can harm the growth, look, and health of the tree. Don’t forget to property prune and trim as well!
Match Home with Landscape
When updating your landscape, try to match the style of your landscape to the architectural style of your home. For instance, if your home is a craftsman style, it is best to use more classic landscaping, like structured shrubbery or beds of flowers, instead of a more modern style, like a koi pond or a grandiose fountain. If you are unsure of what style to go with, consider contacting a landscape professional to help.
Urban Eden Landscaping would love to help update and maintain your landscape areas. We have all of the right knowledge and equipment to get the job done effectively and efficiently. Contact us today or fill out our FREE estimate form online.