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Landscaping Improvements... Are they worth the investment

Let’s be honest, your landscaping matters. Maybe you’re thinking about selling your home, dreaming of a makeover or even just need a summer project, making improvements to your landscaping will always boost your curb appeal. However, you don’t have to do it all at once. Starting small is a great way to start the yard of your dreams! With a little research and investment, there are many projects that will add value to your home and improve the functionality of your landscaping.

First Impressions Start at the Curb

Curb appeal is a term you hear often in real estate and is one of the easiest landscaping projects you can do to attract potential buyers. Simple upkeep is key, but adding a few details can make your yard shine. Add a fresh layer of mulch, soil, or rock around flowerbeds or shrubs. Or welcome guests with a flagstone path.

 Photo: Bob Vila

Create Privacy                   

Privacy is something many homeowners look for when house hunting. A fence is an obvious way to add privacy, but if you’re looking for other ways, try adding trees or shrubs! Make sure you research what trees or bushes do well in your area based on climate and soil type. For an extra “pop”, line the base of your tree with mulch for a clean look.

 Photo: Home Stratosphere        


Expand your home’s living space with a patio. Patios are perfect for entertaining, sunbathing, and stargazing! Consider creating a unique pattern or design using modern pavers like Techo-Bloc. If you’re willing to take it to another level, try adding features like pergolas or outdoor fireplaces.                                                                                                

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Fun Features

Willing to spend a little extra for that “wow” factor? There are many outdoor features that build off of the natural beauty of your landscape while adding value. Water features such as bubblers, waterfalls, and ponds are stunning and eye-catching. For entertaining purposes, build a fire pit using blocks and pavers.

Photo: This Old House

While each project will have a different ROI, with good maintenance of your existing features and some simple additions, the value of your home is sure to increase. Grab the attention of potential buyers right from the curb with a landscape that is functional and interesting. For more information on products and projects give GE Landscape Supply a call and let us help you Dream It. Design It. Build It.


Published: July 13, 2023