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Enhancing Home Curb Appeal Through Residential Landscaping

Posted Dec 20th, 2022 in Lawn Care

Enhancing Home Curb Appeal Through Residential Landscaping

The average value of a Canadian home has been rising since January. It's now at a whopping $716,000.

Do you want to increase your home's value even more?

Curb appeal is what can give a positive first impression of your home. Well-designed residential landscaping is like giving your property a much-needed makeover.

Are you wondering where to start? Keep reading to learn how residential landscaping can make a world of difference.

Adding Vibrant Flowers to Your Front Entrance 

Flowers add colour and beauty to your front yard. It's an easy add-on that creates a warm and inviting atmosphere.

Mixing annuals and perennials helps guarantee a long-lasting display of blooms. Plants like petunias, marigolds, and pansies are great choices. Plus, they thrive well in the Canadian climate.

Strategic Placement of Shrubs

Shrubs offer a sense of structure and can be used to frame certain hardscapes and softscapes.

Consider planting low-maintenance shrubs like boxwood or juniper. This type will retain its shape and greenery throughout the year. These evergreen shrubs provide a touch of elegance to your landscape, even during the colder months.

You can always ask a landscaping expert if you're unsure where to place them. They can also suggest retaining walls.

Boosting Home Value Through Residential Landscaping

The perfect front yard should feature carefully chosen plants and hardscape elements. With a designer's eye, you can increase your property value.

Prospective buyers often appreciate a beautiful and welcoming front yard. If you ever decide to sell, this can set your home apart. Be sure to pay extra attention to driveways and walkways.

Aesthetics and Functionality 
When planning your residential landscaping, it's essential to balance aesthetics and functionality.

Incorporate practical features like a pathway leading to the front door or a cosy seating area. Don't forget one or more firepits. These elements add character and provide a useful outdoor space.

Native Plants and Drought-Resistant Landscaping  

The Canadian climate can be harsh sometimes. You can minimise water usage and maintenance efforts by opting for plants well-adapted to the local environment. Doing this will help achieve a stunning landscape.

This approach benefits the environment and reduces your utility bills over time.

Eye-Catching Focal Points 

In addition to plants and shrubs, consider well-placed water features or sculptures. The best decorative accent can draw the eyes and create a unique touch.

Be mindful not to overcrowd backyards. The phrase "less is more" applies to commercial landscaping.

Don't Let Your Curb Appeal Slip

Regular maintenance is vital for preserving the beauty of your curb appeal. Keep your front yard well-groomed by regularly mowing the lawn.

Don't forget to prune plants and weed flowerbeds. This can be back-breaking work, so consider getting professional help.

Residential Landscaping Is Worth the Investment 

Residential landscaping is one of the most essential ways of elevating a home.

You can make your landscaping dream come true with Scott's Landscaping services. We focus on sustainable and careful solutions.

From design to construction, our experienced team is here to help. We also handle pools, spas, and more.

We'd love to discuss your vision, so contact Scott's Landscaping today.

Don't hesitate to ask us a question.

Please feel free to contact us if you have a question, would like to discuss your potential project, or desire an estimate. Start now to plan for the 2024 Spring Season!


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