It’s easy to understand how landscaping can enhance your home’s appearance, livability, and resale value. There are many affordable improvements that will boost your curb appeal, but you can begin by investing in just a little elbow grease to trim bushes and prune dead tree limbs.
One simple project that will significantly impact your property’s perceived value is planting trees. Proper installation of just three trees can cut energy bills an average of $100 to $250 annually!
Then there’s the question of color, and plants like junipers and boxwood provide interest all year long. When planting flowers, youâ€™ll find that red and white colors provide the biggest impact.
Water goes hand in hand with planting and landscaping, and everyone (including the birds) loves the soothing sound of a cascading pond waterfall or fountain. Also consider ways to conserve water in the garden, like xeriscaping with drought-resistant plants.
You certainly don’t have to go “whole hog,” and you can cut your costs by working in stages. Of course, you can learn more about the most beneficial landscaping by visiting a botanical garden, participating in a local “garden walk,” or getting advice from your neighbors.
The most important thing to keep in mind is to have fun. And who knows? Developing your green thumb now may just produce a little more “green” when you sell your home!
In the Bennington VT area there are many local greenhouses and garden centers to help you with these improvements.
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