Nov 05 2018

Use Landscaping Service to Make Your House Look Unique

Have you ever thought about getting some outdoor fireplaces or just planting a few bushes or trees? Landscaping refers to any activity that modifies the visible features of an area of land. This includes living elements, such as flora or fauna; or what is commonly called gardening, the art, and craft of growing plants with a goal of creating a beauty within the landscape.

In the United States, there are currently an estimated 398,383 landscaping businesses. An estimated 878,969 people are employed by the U.S. landscaping industry. These landscaping professionals typically have a Bachelors or Masters degree in the field. So you know can trust these people with your yard. Some of the main services of a landscaping business include building patios, walkways, fireplaces and firepits, driveways, outdoor kitchens, retaining walls, staircases, and mailboxes.

But is landscaping right for you? If you are interested in selling houses, then a landscaping project just might be for you. An estimated 67% of landscaping projects in the U.S. involve single family residential homes. Money Magazine wrote that landscaping can bring a recovery value of 100 to 200 percent at selling time. In a recent landscaping survey, the research found that 63% of respondents reported being willing to pay more for an apartment or house if it was located in an area with good green spaces. Spending 5% of the value of your home on landscaping can increase the resale value by 15%. A quality landscaping job can increase the resale value of a building by up to 14%.

Not only does landscaping help with the value of a house but it has other uses as well. A well landscaped and maintained lawn helps reduce allergens such as ragweed. Landscaping can also reduce air conditioning by up to 50% by shading the windows and walls of a home, according to the American Public Power Association. A single urban tree can provide up to $273 a year in air conditioning, pollution fighting, erosion and stormwater control, and wildlife shelter benefits. Trees can reduce temperatures by as much as nine degrees Fahrenheit, as stated in American Forests. The USEPA notes that trees can reduce bothersome noise by up to 50 percent and can mask unwanted noises with pleasant sounds.

Whether or not if you are looking to sell a house or improve your own, consider getting some landscaping done. Don’t forget that some of the services of a landscaping business include building patios, walkways, fireplaces and firepits, driveways, outdoor kitchens, retaining walls, staircases, and mailboxes.

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