Boost Your Home’s Value with Quality Landscaping Services

Landscaping is a great way to boost a home’s curb appeal and resale value. In fact, some experts estimate that landscaping a front yard can boost a home’s resale value by 14 percent. Yards that are groomed and inviting also tend to attract more people when a home is for sale. Even when it is not for sale, landscaping a yard has its benefits.

Proper landscaping can do wonders in terms of weed control and improving water drainage in a yard. Adding simple things to garden beds, like the right types of rock, can help control weed growth. It doesn’t take many rocks to accomplish this, either. Just a simple one-inch layer of pea gravel is all a homeowner needs to keep their garden beds weed free. Other types of rocks are often used in various landscaping projects and may include river rock, rockery rocks, crushed gravel and more. Using the right combination of soil in garden beds is also important for weed control and the overall health of whatever a homeowner decides to plant in a given space. There are two features soil is evaluated on, including texture and fertility. There are also different soil uses and types of soil. One of the most commonly used types of soil is topsoil. Topsoil is literally the top layer of soil over a garden bed and is usually two to eight inches thick. Typical top soil uses include boosting the visual appeal of a garden, controlling weed growth, and helping manage water control and distribution to plants.

Another common way that homeowners may try to boost their curb appeal is to redo their driveway or walkways. In fact, a 2017 Houzz Landscape Trends study revealed that 38 percent of homeowners update these spaces with landscaping materials like washed gravel and crushed rock. Gravel is a popular choice for driveways because when it is properly installed it can last anywhere from five to ten years with regular maintenance.

These are just a few ways homeowners may implement different rock and soil uses into their landscaping design. If you’re considering boosting the curb appeal of your home, consider investing in quality landscaping services.