Why is it that people are willing to pay a contractor thousands of dollars to redo their kitchen or bathroom, yet have a hard time justifying investing into landscaping? Though it’s true that in many places the outdoor space is only utilized half of the year, a lovely patio, deck, or garden can add a lot of value to your home and an increase in your customer base when running a business like a restaurant or café.
Some think that it’s something that they can do themselves, and while planting a few bushes or flowers doesn’t seem difficult to do, there’s a lot more that a professional service offers than you would initially think.
- Overall Design
Most landscaping services to homes and businesses offer custom designs to fit your vision, setting, and budget. They spend a lot of time thinking and dreaming of outdoor spaces and could offer you something that you didn’t even know could exist in your own personal or business property. A professionally designed plan will also be able to help create a more realistic price estimate, a base for project timelines, and even a phasing plan.
- Horticulture Background
Every landscaping team will have an expert on plants. He or she will know exactly the type of soil conditions, sunlight, and watering regime a certain plant needs, along with when it should be planted, how big it grows, when it needs pruning, and what color it blooms, if it does. Based on your property and your priorities, a horticulturalist will be able to match up the right plants so that they thrive and give the appropriate effect.
- Raising the Value
Unless you are a committed green thumb and landscaping is your passion, you are unlikely to muster up the same quality of design and execution that a professional service will get you. By investing in your outdoor space, you can create an extension of the hard work you have done inside to that point. It’s true that some buyers are sold by the yard, and yours could be one of those “private oasis’s” that people are willing to pay a premium for. Even if you aren’t planning to sell in the next few years, by improving your outdoor space with a stylish and functional living space in addition to well-thought-out greenery, you could boost your own quality of life. No need to go out to a restaurant patio when your personal one is much better, not to mention the beverages are cheaper. By the same token, if you have a business that could benefit from a patio, it’s definitely a worth investment that could attract patrons from all over if done well.
Though you can ask for guidance in terms of maintenance, there is usually an option in which the landscaping company does some maintenance at regular intervals to keep your property looking as good as possible. If that’s doesn’t fit the budget, feel free to mention the need for a low-maintenance solution during the design phase. There are wonderful ideas and solutions the landscape designers can use in this circumstance.
Professional landscaping is a service worth investing in, especially if you have a small home that needs to capitalize on other aspects of the property, little or no interest in gardening, and are looking to raise the value of your home or business. During a time when people are used to being indoors for much of the day, having your own private outdoor oasis will improve your quality of life while boosting your productivity, offering opportunities for social engagements, and adding value to your property.