How Hiring a Landscaping Company Can Boost Property Value

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If you’re interested in selling your home it will take more than whipping the house alone into tip-top shape. After all, you never get a second chance to make a first impression and it’s the property that provides the true first impression. When it comes to boosting a property’s value few things will help you do so quicker or more effectively than professional landscaping. A professional landscape design will provide the property enhanced curb appeal by integrating the house with the lot and the whole with the surrounding neighbourhood.


The Basics of Landscaping

Landscaping is the art of creating a single unified vision for a property. It’s the difference between a ‘lot’ and an ‘environment’. When prospective homebuyers arrive to assess a property the environment the landscaping company created will be the first thing they notice. It will not only make an impression in its own right it will also present the house in the best possible light. There are a number of strategies the landscaper employs to do this.


Softscape upgrades

Bringing order out of chaos is the job of the landscape designer. If the flora on the property has been allowed to find its own style over the years the landscaper will need to determine what (if anything) is actually working and then create a new softscape design that speaks to the geographical area, the lot and the particulars of the neighbourhood.

Hardscape upgrades

Replacing a cracked concrete driveway with a beautiful interlocking driveway will add immediate and substantial curb appeal and market value to the home. Likewise, retaining walls, walkways, water features and more all serve to provide the property with a sense of permanence and a slightly haughty air; and there’s nothing wrong with that.

Trees

Your landscaping contractor knows the value of trees every bit as much as the real estate agent does. According to readily available information mature trees within a well landscaped property can increase that property’s value by 10 to 20 percent. That’s more than just about any other single component of the property.


Accoutrement

A comprehensive landscape design may also include the building of a deck or an outdoor kitchen. A pool alone for instance may or may not impress a particular buyer. However a pool area that is integrated with an outdoor kitchen will create the impression of a cohesive whole that extends seamlessly from indoors to the outdoor kitchen to the pool. Lighting and other elements can also be deployed to complete the feeling of an extended house rather than separate house and pool elements. The bump in value the property will experience as a result will be substantial.


A property’s value is determined by more than just its location and size. This is particularly true when it comes to residential properties. A skilled landscape designer can turn a property from a collection of disparate elements into a single unified experience that will greatly increase both curb appeal and property value and result in a faster sale at a better price.

M.E. Contracting is a Toronto landscaping company providing high quality outdoor solutions, specializing in design and construction of all outdoor projects such as Landscaping, Pools, Interlocking, Decking, Railings and Fences. M.E. Contracting's vast experience in all aspects of the landscaping design and constructions provides us with the ability to take big or small projects and ensure a successful, high quality project. Our 7,000 sft landscaping showroom is the only showroom in Ontario dedicated to landscaping & outdoor construction where we feature hundreds of decking, interlocking & landscaping materials to choose from as well as an in ground pool with waterfalls, outdoor kitchen & outdoor furniture.

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