Having a front yard is definitely something to appreciate and to take advantage of. The front yard is like a magical garden through which guests have to walk before reaching you and it’s an amazing opportunity to use it to your advantage. You can give it a stunning landscape if you use natural materials along with actual rocks and a variety of plants.
Good landscaping can add up to 28% to the overall value of a house, says landscape economist John Harris, and cut its time on the market 10% to 15%. Even taking your landscaping to the next level, upgrading from “good” to “excellent,” in terms of design, condition, and placement, can add 6% to 7% to a home’s value, according to a Clemson University study.
We’re here to share the essential elements (trees, native plants, and outdoor lighting) — and a few nice-to-haves (fencing, walkways, retaining walls and terracing) — for value-adding and beautiful landscaping. After all, potential buyers come to your door once; you come home every day.
It’s a good idea to hire a HVAC company to inspect and do maintenance on your system every fall and spring. They’ll do things like inspect and clean the wiring and mechanisms of the unit, which is bit more challenging for the average homeowner.
However, you can prolong the life and increase the efficiency of your system if you follow this simple maintenance plan: