Landscaping your Calgary property will bring you current enjoyment and, as a really big plus, adds significant value for resale. Studies show that homes with professionally landscaped exteriors turn over quicker than those with self landscaped and much more rapidly than those with inadequate landscaping. Curb appeal is everything. It is the first thing a potential buyer notices and it improves the general tenor of your neighborhood.
Here are some of the top ideas that others have used to perk up their exterior.
Patio – First, less lawn to maintain. This is often overlooked by the homeowner but can be a significant time saver each week in mowing and edging. Patios extend the living space of the home and are almost a necessity for summer entertaining, birthday parties, and lounging.
Walkways – Using pavers and decorative rock gives your landscape texture and color options. Instead of a vast expanse of green, you will see some tans and grays. Simply pouring a concrete path or improving the steps into your home makes a huge difference. You can then add decorative pots of plants to bring in pops of color.
Retaining Walls – If you have some sloping areas of your property, a retaining wall will help conserve the soil. A retaining wall serves a dual purpose of adding to the safety of the area preventing rocks and earth from sliding downward as well as adding a decorative element to the landscape. These retaining walls can be used for additional seating or as an additional element to place potted plants. They can also be used to define a garden area for a flower garden.
Irrigation Systems – A real plus when selling your home is an underground irrigation system. This is an operation of plastic pipes and sprinkler heads to water the lawn and gardens. It is a convenience to avoid dragging a hose and sprinkler around the yard. It can be pre-programmed to run only at certain times and to provide only the amount of moisture a specific area needs. A sensor will automatically adjust the system to not run if sufficient rainfall has been in your area.
Fire Pit – Planning and constructing a fire pit should really only be handled by a professional. Then you are assured of safety and still provide the ambiance you are trying for. This amenity is often a turning point for a home sale since it extends the usability of the outdoors most any time of the year.
So, as you can tell landscaping and hardscaping are viable methods to increase the value of your home and its enjoyment while you are still living there. You are upgrading the neighborhood. Using Project Landscape professionals means you will end up with the quality product that will enhance your property. We pay special attention to the other homes on the street and those adjacent so that you will align with the general tone of the community. We have lots of ideas that can help you improve your property at reasonable and competitive prices. It is an investment you should not overlook.