Designing a home to make it attractive and welcoming is often one of a homeowners top goals. Nevertheless, some of us neglect landscaping. We just leave our yards clean and empty thinking that investing in outdoor living design & construction is a luxury. Is landscape architecture really necessary?
Here are 4 benefits of landscaping to help you understand the importance of investing in outdoor design and construction.
- It makes your home a lovely habitation.
Certainly, you want to live in a place that feels and looks pleasant, and a beautifully landscaped yard makes your home inviting. With the right balance of softscape elements (e.g. flowers, trees, shrubs, ground covers, etc.) and hardscape materials (e.g. patios, walls, decks, fountains and pools) you can create a paradise-like space that you can relax in and enjoy after a long tiring day.
- It enables you to reconnect with nature.
Nature contributes significantly to our well being and quality of life; it helps refresh our minds and bodies. Landscaping is an awesome way to connect with nature right outside our door. It has been shown that the mere viewing of nature from paintings and videos can boost positive emotions. How much more if we incorporate nature into our home through landscaping. What refreshing and invigorating scenery!
- It provides outdoor function.
Your yard is an awesome extension of your home. Beyond mere aesthetics, you can have outdoor function like lounging, dining or even an outdoor kitchen. If you love to entertain, your yard can be an amazing space where you can spend time with your family and friends while enjoying the beauty of nature.
- It increases the resale value of your home.
Having a yard with a well designed landscape isn’t just refreshing and visually appealing, but it adds resale value to your home. A well-landscaped home has a significant price advantage over a home with no landscaping. This advantage ranges from 5.5 percent to 12.7 percent depending on the type of landscaping and the home’s original value.
Landscaping isn’t a luxury, but a great investment which will benefit you and your family. But, there’s more to landscaping than planting perennials, some flowers and a couple shrubs in the ground however. The number-one thing that buyers are looking for in landscaping is a sophisticated design. Let Nature’s Expression help turn your vision into reality.
At Nature’s Expression our landscape architects and designers build highly integrated outdoor living spaces for families to enjoy in Nicholasville, Georgetown, Lexington, Kentucky and the surrounding area. We consult, design, construct and maintain outdoor solutions that provide functional aesthetics on budget and on time. https://nei-lex.com/