“We’ve always known that landscaping and lawn care make a home look nice and impact curb appeal, but it’s nice to see proof that landscaping has a positive impact on property values, too,” said Tim Brown, owner of http://www.olympiclawn.net.
Landscaping Is Not Just a Hobby Anymore
What used to be considered a hobby for some, or even a luxurious “splurge” for others, landscaping has become an important aspect in selling a home. Formerly, the yard was not accounted for when accessing the home, and considered a nice “add on” to homeowners dazzled by flower beds and outdoor patios. But thanks to the Garden Effect, more and more homeowners are investing in their yards, creating a standard for buyers and sellers alike. Those selling homes must account for the status of the lawn and landscaping when listing a home for sale.
“Professional landscaping can really make a difference between homes that are sold within days of being on the market, and homes that take awhile to sell,” said Brown. “It’s amazing what some concrete curbing and an outdoor living space can do.”
Putting the Garden Effect Into Practice
For homeowners who are beginning to feel pressure from the Garden Effect, Brown recommends starting small. Chose a small area in the yard to improve, whether it’s through curbing, walkways or other landscaping tools, and then go from there.
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Olympic Lawn & Landscape is a quality landscape artist located in Lee’s Summit, MO and surrounding areas specializing in concrete curbing, custom landscape designs and outdoor living areas.