Everyone notices that house in the neighbourhood with the beautiful landscaping. Maybe it’s the blooming trees in the front, or the interlocking walkway, or maybe even the way different elements of their yard interact beautifully. So stop admiring your neighbor’s yard from afar and start considering taking on your own landscaping project! Not convinced? Check out these four reasons to consider landscaping. Hint: they aren’t all for aesthetics.
Increased home value
Upgrading your front or backyard can increase the value of your home a lot more than you would ever think. By adding greenery, or a new walkway when you are thinking of selling, you may be increasing your home’s value by more than 15%. Buyers will love to see the time, care, and effort you have put into the appeal of your home, on top of the fact it creates an inviting space for any guests.
Better Flow of water
All seasons in Mississauga pose challenges to your home’s landscape and foundation. Perhaps none more than the damaging effects of water and melting ice. Proper landscaping will slope away from your home. This, in turn, reduces the number of flooding incidents that may take place if water remains backed up on our property.
Uneven walkways are a major tripping hazard. No one wants to worry about their children splitting open a knee or worse while playing in the backyard. Good landscaping and property care will minimize the chances of disaster and give you a safe space to play with family or entertain with friends.
Great for ecosystems
Living in the GTA means most properties are surrounded by concrete complexes, paved roads with few green spaces sprinkled in between. Adding landscape to your home helps preserve the fragile ecosystem we have. Not to mention trees are a natural oxygen producer in addition to providing shade on hot summer days.
What to consider when landscaping
Landscaping is not an easy task, there are millions of options when it comes to design, and it should be considered a major home project. As with any renovation, there are things to consider before carrying out your landscaping plans.
- Purpose of the space. Is your backyard for play or entertainment?
- Style. Do you want a tranquility garden feel or something more modern?
- How much do you want to invest in maintenance? More complex designs can mean more maintenance.
Landscaping is a major task to take on by yourself. Cedar Grounds provides all your residential landscaping, and maintenance needs. Our team is full of trained and dedicated professionals, who have been constructing and perfecting Mississauga yards since 1981. Call or email us today, we are happy to answer any questions you might have about your future landscaping projects.