Adding value to your property through landscaping

Let’s start by saying that “value” isn’t always financial.  If you are not selling or buying a house, investing in landscaping can add value and improve your life in various positive ways.  Landscaping can enhance your mental health by providing a calming and peaceful environment that can reduce stress levels and improve your over-all wellbeing. Exposure to nature and green spaces can promote relaxation and enhance your mood.

Landscaping, and in particular a beautiful garden provides an opportunity for physical activity such as gardening, mowing, and pruning which can help you stay physically fit and healthy.

Good planning and design provide you with an outdoor living space that may be used for entertaining, relaxation and recreation.  Adding features such as decks, patios, outdoor kitchens, and fire pits can transform your outdoor space into a functional and enjoyable area that will give you the opportunity for better entertaining and a home you can be proud of.

Plants and trees can improve air quality by absorbing pollutants and releasing oxygen which can provide health benefits.

Landscaping can reduce noise pollution by absorbing sound waves and reducing noise levels, providing a more peaceful and quieter environment.

If you are on the move, then landscaping can be an effective way to increase the value of your property.  Buyers are put off by a long list of things that will need doing once they move in.

The first impression is essential. You can enhance the curb-appeal of your property by planting flowers, shrubs, and trees.  Garden edging, a well-maintained lawn and tidy gardens can make a big difference in the way your property looks to potential buyers.  Add to this with a welcoming front entrance enhanced with paving or decking and your potential buyers will be knocking on your door in no time.

Outdoor living spaces are the “kiwi way” and the addition of decks, patios, pergolas, and outdoor kitchens can significantly increase the value of your property.  Outdoor living spaces are highly desirable to many homeowners, and they can help you sell your property quickly.

Creating a focal point in your back yard, a “wow” or an “ahhh” moment, whether it be a feature tree, a large pot, fountain, water feature or crazy paving, a special feature draws the eye and in turn draws the potential buyer into your home, so that it begins to feel like their home!

Outdoor lighting can add beauty and security to your property.  Lighting can be used to highlight trees, shrubs and landscape features and makes for amazing promotional photos.

A well-maintained landscape can increase the value of your property.  Ensure before every open home you keep your lawn and garden tidy by mowing, pruning, removing weeds, and sweeping up autumn leaves.

By implementing these tips, you can add value to your property and make it more attractive to potential buys or an oasis for you and your family to live in.

The Groundcover Way

If you would like help with your landscaping, contact our Hamilton based office today.  We are leading residential landscapers, and one of only a few Registered Master Landscapers in the Waikato.

Stay updated

We'll send the latest resources straight to your inbox.