VALUE IN DESIGN
A professionally landscaped property gives a home curb appeal, a sense of place and a greater value than you might think. "Landscaping can bring a recovery value of 100-200% at selling time. Kitchen remodeling brings 75-125% recovery rate, bathroom remodeling 20-120% recovery rate, and the addition of a swimming pool a 20-50% recovery rate." (Money Magazine)
Perhaps the biggest mistake homeowners make is taking a piecemeal approach and proceed without a master landscaping plan. Homeowners begin projects, start to clear areas, put in a mix of plants, resulting with a hodgepodge of plantings and gardens that give the property a disorganized feel. A professional landscape design provides a refined, well executed look.
Everything doesn't have to happen at once. Consider a plan over the course of a few years adding various features and plantings each year. Following a professionally prepared master plan will lead to a beautiful, well-formed property. This is a great way you can remain within your budget while still progressing toward a complete landscape renovation.