Increasing Curb Appeal and Property Value with Landscaping
As we deal with both commercial and residential properties, we work with property and homeowners alike. Oftentimes we talk about return on investment, and the benefits you see on your property beyond the aesthetics. One of the greatest benefits we see is an increase in property value, stemming from a boost in the curb appeal of the property. It may seem obvious, but many property owners do not realize how influential their landscape is in terms of value to a seller. Nobody wants to deal with a poorly maintained landscape, and nobody wants to visit your property if it looks unkempt or unsafe. We are talking about the first impression that you give off to visitors, tenants, and potential buyers. So, commercial or residential, here are some ways to go about increasing curb appeal and property value with landscaping.
Stay Up on Routine Maintenance
Should you be looking to sell your property, ensuring that the landscaping is maintained religiously allows for a future owner to be confident in their purchase. No hidden issues, dead grass to revitalize, or rotting trees to deal with. Buyers are more than willing to pay for a landscape that has been taken care of, and routine maintenance of mature trees and shrubs has been shown to increase your property value by up to 15 percent. On a commercial property, your trees and shrubs create the symmetry and structure of your property, so keeping them maintained is very valuable. Moral of the story, keep up on your maintenance, so you do not need to make any major renovations when the time is right.
Keep your Entrance Enticing
One great way to increase curb appeal is to address the first thing anyone sees when entering your property, the entrance. For an HOA, this may be the gate, with a large sign indicating the name of the subdivision. The same could be said for an office park, whereas at a residence, it may just be the walkway leading up to your front door. Whatever the case, take proper care of this area, and be creative! Utilize decorative rock, mulch, and plant material to great a bright and welcoming introduction to your property.
Invest in Your Common Areas
For a typical residential property this would be your backyard, a prime piece of real estate that determines a significant chunk of your landscape related property value. From water features to a brand new patio there are many ways to spruce it up. This is also not a place to skimp on routine lawn maintenance, as your yard must look good. You can also utilize a variety of enhancements in your backyard.
On a commercial property, this would probably be a community garden, walkway, or patio. These are areas where members of your community, or tenants of your property will gather and interact. You want these places to be inviting, nice, and safe, as they are considered an amenity. Everyone loves amenities, and in this real estate market, you can use every advantage you can find.
Pezza Landscape, Inc. is a full-service landscaping company proudly serving the greater Naperville area, including Warrenville, Wheaton, Winfield, Batavia, Geneva, St. Charles, and the surrounding communities. Increasing curb appeal, or simply maintaining a lawn, we have you covered. Give us a call at (630) 393-7373 or visit our website to get in touch.