Is your yard a welcoming outdoor space where you enjoy spending your time, or is it something you pass through in order to get somewhere else? To create the former, and maybe improve your home’s value, it may be time to give your yard a little TLC. This may mean a quick weekend project or a full redesign managed by a landscape architect, but either way, it’s important to plan and budget.
The American Society of Landscape Architects recommends starting with a budget of 5–10% of your home’s worth, especially if you’re trying to increase your property’s value. Spend more on the “maximum value” features, which includes patios and trees. To reduce or eliminate watering costs, look into xeriscape landscaping, which also generally requires less maintenance.
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