Improving the landscape around your home is not just about good looks. Home value can also increase with fine-tuned and maintained landscaping. Before hiring a landscape designer to reconstruct your home, it’s helpful to compile a list of questions. You may share images of design styles and verify license and insurance, as well. The right landscaping combines local elements and weather conditions, as well as energy efficiency.
Your outdoor landscaping can also serve as a sound and/or visual barrier. Many options are available from furniture placement to the planting of tall shrubs along a home’s border.
According to Better Homes and Gardens, the top trends for your home in 2013 include:
- Fragrance Producing Gardens
- Variation in Color of Flowers & Greenery
- Bulb Gardens
- Vegetable & Fruit Combination Gardens
- Grocery Gardens
- Old Fashioned Looks
- Paver Designs Incorporated in Gardens
- Garden Seating
- Herb Gardens
- Butterfly Gardens
- Hanging Plant Gardens
- Texture Gardens
Whether you are in a new home and just beginning your gardening plans or are in the home you’ve had for years, many of these gardening ideas may appeal to you. As you consider your home and the landscape style that will surround it, consulting with a professional landscaper may give you additional perspective and save you from an expensive mistake. Please call me for recommendations, should you need a referral.