Most homeowners won’t think twice about spending money on building maintenance or the interior of their home to make it comfortable and enjoyable. However, not all homeowners think the same when it comes to landscaping.
The truth is, the exterior of your property is just as deserving of attention and care as the interior. If you’re on the fence about turning your attention to this part of your property, here is some information to support the idea that landscaping is money well spent.
It Can Make Your Property Cooler On Hot Days
Temperatures can skyrocket during summer in Australia, and it can feel like there’s no respite. You may be surprised at just how much shade and relief you can receive just by investing time and money into grass, trees, and shrubs.
And it makes complete sense. We all know that a grass lawn is going to be much more comfortable to walk on in summer than an asphalt path. Less radiating heat may even make a difference to how hard your home’s air conditioning has to work.
Alongside grass, trees may also provide some benefits on hot days. They can reduce glare in windows, offer shady spots to enjoy outside, and even give your home some shade and protection.
It May Benefit Your Quality of Life
What do you think would make you feel calmer – looking out the window to see a concrete jungle or beautiful trees, flowers, and shrubs? The latter, of course – and science says so, as well.
Studies into people’s health when living in natural environments have shown genuine mental health benefits. People living near green spaces may have lower stress levels and, sometimes, lower healthcare costs. Even just looking at plants may lower your blood pressure.
The Environment Loves It
Just one tree can remove about 26 pounds of carbon dioxide from the year each year. Trees and grass also capture smoke and dust. Make your surroundings more enjoyable and help the environment just by incorporating some greenery into your property’s design.
It Can Make You Money
When you decide to list your property for sale, many things can add to its value. You might give it a fresh coat of paint, change the flooring, or even go all out with a new kitchen or bathroom. However, an excellent return on your investment can also be made outside.
Lawn mowing, lawn edging, tree and hedge trimming, and even freshly weeded gardens with low-maintenance plants and a new layer of mulch can make all the difference to your home’s presentation when you put it on the market.
For Social Reasons
Not everyone likes having company over to their home. It’s not that they’re not social, but they don’t like how small their house is or have no proper entertainment space to enjoy.
In that case, landscaping is undoubtedly money well spent. You can create an outdoor entertainment space with decking timber or pavers. Add lighting, a focal point like a spa or fire pit, and a seating seat, and you’ve got a recipe for success.
Even though landscaping may be the last thing on your mind as you undertake renovations, it can be worth considering. These benefits are just a few of the many you may expect when you get the process underway.