However, there are more significant advantages in hiring a knowledgeable and experienced landscape designer than just the appearance factor. These benefits might even surprise, and urge you to contact a landscape designer near you.
Benefits of Hiring Landscape Designers
- Having a well-designed landscape will lower your energy costs all year round because plants and shrubbery will be placed where they can protect your home from noise and even pollutants.
- A landscape designer knows where to position trees to maximize a home's energy usage. By placing trees where shade is provided to your home, summer AC bills can be reduced by as much as 50%. In fact, a Berkely study found that areas without trees are 6 degrees warmer than their shady counterparts.
- Landscaping can bring a recovery value of as much as 200%. Kitchen remodels will bring 120%, and a pool no more than 50%.
- 95% of the members of the Society of Real Estate Appraisers say landscaping adds to property value, while 99% agree landscaping increases speed of home sales.
- By spending 5% of the value of your home on the installation of a quality low-maintenance landscape, you could boost the resale by 15%, earning back 150% or more of your landscape investment.
- In another study, 83% of Realtors believe that mature trees have a "strong or moderate impact" on the salability of homes listed for under $150,000; on homes over $250,000, this perception increases to 98%
Hiring a landscape designer is not just practical from a yard enrichment perspective, but also from an economical standpoint. After all, a landscape designer is an artist as well as a true environmentalist. Quite often, they are hired to take a barren, boring lawn and turn it into a work of art. They work long hours and craft landscapes worthy of magazines and calendars, then move on to the next project. But, they do this, more often than not, because they love to show off nature's beauty. One such company that does this is Edgefield Plant and Stone of Oak Ridge. If you are looking for a team that can turn your yard into art, give them a call, today.