Friday, March 13, 2015
Remodeling your home can greatly increase its value and make it more appealing but so can having a clean and well-designed lawn. Everyone that passes by your home will see the outside, so it has a major impact on what type of impression you’re making in the neighborhood. The inside could be gorgeous but if the outside is a mess, it’s taking away from that beauty.
Have you ever driven by a home and saw a poorly groomed lawn filled with brush or other debris? Did you find yourself wondering if the inside was as messy as the outside? First impressions do matter and the outside of your home is the first thing that everyone sees when they visit or ride by your home.
Image is important and when you have a clean, beautifully designed landscape, you’ll make a good first impression but it has other benefits, too.
Having a nice clean lawn with a great design will help you make a good impression but that’s not the only benefit you’ll enjoy. You’ll gain extra space where your family and friends can sit back, relax and enjoy the outdoors. The kids will have a place to run and play and you’ll have room to enjoy gardening and similar hobbies.
Another benefit of having a nicely landscaped lawn is safety. Snakes and other creatures like to hide out and make homes in brush and under debris but they won’t have anywhere to hide when your lawn is clean and properly maintained. A beautiful landscape will also reduce maintenance costs and increase the value of your property.
It can be difficult finding the right type of landscape design but there are a few basic tips that can make it a little easier. Start by cleaning up the lawn and mowing the grass. Do any maintenance needed such as planting grass, trimming trees or clearing out weeds. After all maintenance is complete, it’s time to choose a design.
Think about how you want to use your lawn and consider how much time you have to keep it maintained. If your time is limited then you’ll need a landscape design that doesn’t take up too much of your time. Our experts here at J. Design Group can help you decide what type of landscape would suit your property based on the answers to the following questions.
How much space do you have to work with? Do you have kids that will need a place to play or pets that need some space for exercise? Do you prefer vegetable gardens, flower gardens or is your idea of a great outdoor space having a patio with grill? Do you enjoy entertaining guests with BBQs or outdoor parties? Is there a certain place in your yard you enjoy sitting? This would be a nice place for a gazebo.
There are so many options available that it would be a shame to let your outdoor space go to waste. If you’re not taking advantage of this part of your home, it’s time to start. We can help you create a gorgeous landscape design with an outdoor kitchen, waterfall, garden or whatever suits your lawn and needs the best. Give us a call today and we’ll help you get started!