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How Landscaping Affects Your Property Values

Every homeowner knows that some home improvements can raise property values while others will not. One of the best ways to invest in your home in a way that will raise its value is to improve the landscaping. This can get you from 5.5% to 12.7% more money when you go to sell your house. However, you can’t just stick some shrubs somewhere and hope for the best. Here’s how to leverage your landscaping dollars to get more for your home.

Precise, Manicured Design

Go into your landscaping process with a plan. Work with a professional to plan flower beds with seasonal color, lines that are pleasing to the eye, and to make sure it will look great from every angle. Try to work on the landscaping of your entire yard all at the same time. If you put things together piecemeal, it will look clunky and unorganized. Even if you can’t afford to hire someone to help, take the time to make things look great. If a custom landscape design in Michigan is an option, you’ll set your home up for the best value increase!

Mature is Better

Many home buyers are looking for mature landscaping. This means that your investment may not pay off for years. However, it’s still worth it to put in great landscaping and to keep up with it. Make sure that you perform tree maintenance on your trees as they grow and that you maintain your shrubs and your lawn, too. After all, the maturity of your landscaping won’t matter if it looks unkempt! Invest in shrug maintenance, lawn maintenance, tree maintenance, and anything else you need to keep your yard looking great through the years.


It might be tempting to put in many of the same type of plant for a homogenous look, but that’s not what most home buyers are looking for. Include a variety of trees and shrubs and make sure you think about which ones will offer seasonal color, which flowers in your flower beds will show their faces during certain parts of the year, and more. All of this will make your landscaping more appealing to someone who is considering purchasing your house.

Keep Up With the Yard

Even if you don’t have a lot of landscaping, regular irrigation and aerating can make the yard you do have look its best. Make sure you water regularly while complying with any water restrictions in your area. Provide irrigation for your flower beds as well as your grass so you don’t have to do very much by hand. Aerating once or twice a year will help your grass grow well, too, so it can look green and trim when prospective buyers come by.

If you are looking to install landscaping or you need help with lawn maintenance, shrub maintenance, or tree maintenance, call us at Berns Landscaping. Our lawn and garden experts will connect you with the services you need to make your yard look great and help you raise those property values! Before long, you’ll have a yard you can be proud of!

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