Landscaping IS a GOOD Investment
Koch Kuts Landscaping Servicing out of Burlington Wisconsin and Surrounding Areas
Your house and yard is what makes your first impression for guests and passer-byers. The yard is the first thing home buyers see when looking at houses. If you are selling your house, good landscaping an increase the value up to 20%. When done right, landscaping can offer undeniable value.
It is recommended by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) to invest 10% of your home’s value in landscaping. You may be thinking this is only on the grass, plants and trees. Landscaping goes far beyond that. Landscape architecture can include large scale and structural features. Think garden pathways, fire pits and outdoor fireplaces, ponds, outdoor rooms, terraces, decks, retaining walls, patios and the like. These things are what you would call “hardscaping” vs. the typical lawn maintenance or “softscaping”. You can work with a professional landscaper like those at Koch Kuts to develop a solid and detailed plan to transform your yard into a value adding oasis.
Planning your Landscape
The first thing you will want to do is have a professional local landscaper assess your property. Your landscaper can point out concerns such as dying trees and areas that may need some extra tender love and care. They can also help you assess overgrown shrubs and areas that need pruning. They can also suggest the best trees, plants or greenery to add based on your area and your desired level of maintenance.
Working with a professional and local landscaper you can develop a plan for enhancements. Options such as a patio, walkway, complementary plants and retaining walls may be suggested.
Trends in Landscaping
One of the most sought after landscaping features tends to be an outdoor room (also known as a sun room or an all season’s room) or terrace extension. You can add features to enhance the view such as fountains, trees, greenery, patios, etc. Tieing the themes inside of your house to the outside and creating a smooth and enjoyable all around appearance not only gives you something to pride over, but increases the value of your home significantly.
Maintaining your Landscape
Maintaining your landscape investment and keeping your property well-kept is important. Your professional and local landscaping contractor, Koch Kuts, can schedule a maintenance plan with you or advise on the best upkeep practices for you to ensure long term value.
It is important to remember if you have big dreams for your landscaping, it doesn’t have to be done all at once. You can work on a plan that extends anywhere from 1 – 5 years to complete whatever features you may have in mind. This allows you to work within any budget.
Contact Koch Kuts, your local landscaping contractor, for a free estimate today.