Most of us want a well-landscaped yard because we want our yard to look great. In fact, our landscaping can have a dramatic effect in several other areas, ranging from air quality to the efficiency of our utilities. Proper landscaping is not just a luxury; in many cases, it is as necessary as changing your air filter or replacing burnt-out light bulbs. It is an area of your property that needs to be appropriately maintained.
Here are 5 benefits of good landscaping that extend beyond a large-looking yard.
Landscaping, particularly in urban areas, plays a role in improving our air quality. Plants, trees, and grass remove carbon from the air, lessen air pollution, and produce oxygen. So remember, all the trees, that great looking lawn, and those beautiful flowers are not just for artistic purposes, they play an actual part improving the air you breathe and the environment around your property.
Landscaping also plays a role in improving water. Water from rain and storms moves more slowly through landscaped areas, reducing the runoff of pollutants. Our plants, patio, grass, and other landscaping structures help to filter rainwater from contaminants and prevent flooding and soil erosion by reducing flow.
In fact, a well-landscaped yard can have several advantages when it comes to the cost and functionality of your utilities. When vegetation growth is well-maintained, and trees are trimmed, you might notice a reduction in service disruptions because there are lesser risks to power lines and plumbing around them.
Landscaping could also help to regulate the temperature of your property and home, reducing the cost of cooling your home during the summer.
Quality landscaping can have several advantages for the value of your home. It helps to improve the value of your property and usually makes your home more appealing to potential buyers.
If you are actively selling your home, your landscaping may impact your home’s time on the market and your selling price. Homebuyers are likely to pay more for a professional landscaping home, allowing you to sell your home closer to your asking price.
Maintaining proper landscaping will save you time. The better the landscaping, the less time you’re going to have for the maintenance of the yard. This includes the maintenance of the actual landscaping itself, but a well-maintained yard helps prevent weeds from growing. Consider hiring professionals for the best landscaping and saving the most time. Tacoma Landscapings will help you with every aspect of landscaping, from design to routine maintenance. For a free quote, call us today.