3 Things To Consider When Upgrading Your Landscaping


When it comes to landscaping, every home is different. Some homeowners prefer their landscaping to be as low maintenance and as easy to care for as possible. Others enjoy maintaining their landscaping and prefer to have more landscaping elements. When it comes to your home's landscaping, there are a lot of things that you must take into consideration including your budget, how the landscape will look, and how much time you want to spend on maintenance. 


When it comes to your home's landscaping, one of the most important things that you need to keep in mind is your budget. An ambitious landscape design can be expensive. You want to spend enough for the landscape to look great, but you don't want to spend more than you will get back in terms of your home's value. In general, new landscaping can add between 5 and 15 percent to the value of your home. A good rule of thumb is to not spend more than 5 to 10 percent of your home's value on it. Homeowners tend to spend on average between $1,447 and $5,318 on new landscaping.

How You Use Your Landscape

Another thing to consider when upgrading your landscaping is how you use the space outside of your home. Do you have a pool? Do you grill out often? Do you have children or pets? You want to make sure that you are able to incorporate elements in your landscaping that will work well with your outdoor activities. If you have pets that spend time outdoors or children who play outside often, you will likely need a hearty grass that can handle the pressure. If you like to entertain, you may want to go with a larger patio space for that purpose.


When upgrading your landscaping, climate should play a major role in your choices. Chances are, certain plant types and grass varieties will work better than others. If you are in a drought prone area, you may want to incorporate drought resistant plants and grasses into your landscaping. If your landscaping requires frequent watering, an irrigation system may also need to be factored into your budget. An irrigation system with professional installation runs between $3,000 and $4,000 on average for a quarter acre lot. 

New landscaping can add value and curb appeal to your home. If you are upgrading your landscaping, it's important to stick to a budget and spend wisely. Make sure you keep in mind how you use your outdoor space. Certain landscaping features may work better than others depending on how you use your yard. It's also important to consider the local climate when choosing new landscaping. 

For more information, contact local professionals like those found at Kendall Lawnscapes LLC.


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