When looking to increase property value, many people think about what can be done inside their home without pausing to consider outdoor projects. Much like the saying, "you eat with your eyes first," people are drawn to homes first by the outside appearance.
There are many ways to increase the curb appeal of your home on any budget. It could be something as simple as planting flowers and shrubs or as complex as a landscape renovation with lighting and hardscapes. The possibilities are only as limited as your imagination!
Two of the most overlooked landscaping projects are irrigation and lighting, both of which are very cost effective and add value to your home. Let's discuss these options.
Low Voltage Landscape Lighting:
There are different tiers of lighting that go from basic packages to highlight features in your yard and illuminating walkways to premium packages that connect to your smart home systems and can be controlled using your WIFI. The cost of these systems can vary widely depending on the features you want, but installing a landscape lighting package can increase the value of your home by as much as 20% for a relatively small investment.
When selling your home, curb appeal is king! When my husband and I were looking for a home there were several we didn't even go into based on the exterior. What does this have to do with irrigation? I'm glad you asked!
A professionally installed irrigation system will keep your turf and beds watered consistently meaning your lawn and plants will be healthy and vibrant. That alone assists with curb appeal. It also helps with maintaining your yard.
Homes with professionally installed irrigation systems sell for an average of 11% higher than homes without this feature.
Even if you're not looking to sell your home, it tremendously cuts down on the time you are required to spend outside watering your lawn and beds. In the extreme south Georgia heat, less time outside maintaining your yard is a huge bonus!
If you're looking to increase the value of your property, starting outside is a budget-friendly, sensible, and necessary place to start. Tactical Turf Team can help throughout the entire project from planning to installation.