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When considering a landscaping project, a lot of people think of it as a splurge rather than an investment. However, that often changes once they’ve taken the first step of contacting companies, who deal with this type of issue all the time. Truthfully, homeowners who schedule their jobs will often split the projects by budget, so they don’t have to pay for it all at once. Then, in the long-run, they’re adding value to their home while still sticking to their yearly budgets.

Still not sold? Here are the 3 top benefits to investing in your landscaping:

Improves curb appeal. Even if you aren’t looking to sell your home anytime soon, updating your landscape helps homeowners love their home and invest in it for when they eventually do move out. In general, potential homebuyers are more likely to want to tour a home if it’s inviting on the outside. Plus, they often see that updated landscape as a benefit since it’s already there when they buy the house. Many realtors have found their clients are more open to a higher price thanks to the extra benefit of an existing landscape, so the homeowners can often get back the money they invested in it.

Gives you an excuse to be outside. Whether you’re an adult or kid, it’s easy to get distracted by TV shows, movies, and video games. Before you know it, you’ve spent the whole day inside on the couch. Get some more exercise and fresh air when you have an excuse to go outside like an outdoor living area, in-ground pool, mini golf course, or firepit.

Turn your landscape into a low-maintenance task. If you’re tired of mowing and watering your lawn, then an updated landscape could be the answer to saving hours of your time. Installing a large patio or in-ground pool will take up some of that lawn you have to mow, and then your family can enjoy your outdoor time more. Also, the right kind of softscape—a combination of shrubs, low-maintenance, native plants, and rocks—will look great while also requiring less maintenance than a lawn. Additionally, if you want more privacy, tall shrubs are a great natural answer to increasing your privacy.

Overall, the pros definitely outweigh the cons when considering a landscaping job for your home. If you’re still unsure of the process or how much it would cost, we offer free estimates and a consultation to figure out the best course of action for your needs and budget. Additionally, we offer a variety of services—in-ground pools, patios, outdoor kitchen, retaining walls, softscapes, etc.—and 13 years of experience. Give Outdoor Innovations a call to learn more.