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Landscaping is much more than pretty plants. Let Hild Landscaping help you maximize your home’s potential.
According to Money Magazine, landscaping can bring a recovery value of 100-200% at selling time. Kitchen remodeling brings 75-125%, bathroom remodeling brings 20-120% percent, and the addition of a swimming pool brings 20-50%. When you’re looking to maximize your home’s value, landscaping is your best investment.
Clemson University conducted a study on the impact of landscaping upon the sale of a home, and their work found:
Your home, with excellent landscaping by Hild Landscaping, will sell for 10-12% more than it did before you installed any landscaping.
Information from Virginia State University
A good landscape design can save up to 25 percent in heating and cooling costs.
Plants protect water quality.
Proper landscaping reduces nitrate leaching from the soil into the water supply. Plants also reduce surface water runoff, keeping phosphorus and other pollutants out of our waterways and preventing septic system overload.
Proper landscaping reduces soil erosion.
A dense cover of plants and mulch holds soil in place, keeping sediment out of lakes, streams, storm drains, and roads; and reducing flooding, mudslides, and dust storms.
Plants improve air quality.
One tree can remove 26 pounds of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere annually, equaling 11,000 miles of car emissions. Landscape plants, including shrubs and turf, remove smoke, dust, and
other pollutants from the air. One study showed that one acre of trees has the ability to remove 13 tons of particles and gases annually.
Landscaping lowers summer air temperatures.
According to the EPA, trees shading homes can reduce attic temperatures as much as 40 degrees.
Landscaping conserves natural resources.
Properly placed deciduous trees reduce house temperatures in the summer, allowing air conditioning units to run 2 to 4 percent more efficiently, but allow the sun to warm the house in the winter. Homes sheltered by evergreen windbreaks can reduce winter heat loss and are generally warmer than homes without such protection. By using trees to modify temperatures and protect against wind, the amount of fossil fuels used for cooling and heating is reduced.
Good landscaping increases community appeal: Parks and street trees have been found to be second only to education in residents’ perceived value of municipal services offered. Psychologist Rachel Kaplan found trees, well- landscaped grounds, and places for taking walks to. be among the most important factors considered when individuals chose a place to live.
Good landscaping provides a place for families and friends to gather and enjoy the outdoors.