Summer is here which has many of us turning our attention to our home’s outdoor projects. Landscaping is a great way to boost your home’s value while adding curb appeal to your property. However, before you go all-out and redesign your entire yard, you’ll want to read this article on Landscaping Moves That Can Add Thousands To Your Home’s Value.

So does curb appeal really add that much value to your home? According to landscape designer Amy Hovis, principal and owner of Eden Garden Design in Austin, “a budget of at least 25 percent of your property’s worth should be invested in your landscape in order to retain the value of your home. With landscape improvements hovering at a 200 to 400 percent return on investment, it makes a lot of sense to hire a designer and do it right.”

Whether you want to tackle your yard on your own or hire an expert, here are some landscaping tips, ideas, and advice to keep in mind when planning your next landscaping project:

  • Plant a low maintenance, sustainable garden
  • Develop outdoor living spaces
  • Make difficult terrain usable
  • Keep up with maintenance

Read more from design experts here: Landscaping Moves That Can Add Thousands To Your Home’s Value. For a list of local lawn and garden experts, click here.

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