Landscaping is when an area of land is modified to make it more attractive, practical or both.
It can involve changing, adding and removing things like:
- Plants, like trees, flowers, shrubs and bushes
- Natural landforms, including terrain shape and elevation
- Structures like fences and buildings
- Natural and man-made water bodies, including ponds, lakes and water features
A good landscaper will have good observation and design skills. They will also be practical and have a good knowledge of nature and construction.
Why should I consider garden landscaping?
Landscaping your property can make a huge difference to how it looks and feels. There are lots of ways in which it can improve your home:
- Create a great first impression
Whether you’re having guests over or are trying to sell your premises, an attractive landscaped garden is a great way to create a good first impression.
- Add value to your home
Revamping your grounds is a superb way to help you get a good price for your home. Poorly-kept gardens can drag down a property’s value but a well-maintained landscaped garden should increase it.
- Create a healthy environment
Planting trees, shrubs and flowers in your garden will help to improve the air quality. You can also use them to cast shade over your property, reducing the need for blinds and air conditioning.
- Improve your well-being
A beautiful garden can help you to relax and enjoy your home after a busy day. Maintaining your landscape can also benefit your physical and mental health.
So looking after your landscape can not only improve your garden but also your whole property, bank balance and well-being!
What’s the best way to landscape a property?
There are several different ways to make an outdoor area look great. Do some online research to get some ideas and see what your options are. You might find designs or features you’d never think of yourself.
It’s also a good idea to speak to a range of professional landscapers. Ask them to come up with some different design ideas and quotes. This will help you end up with a great landscape design that suits your budget.
And if your budget doesn’t quite stretch so far, take a look at our tips for getting your garden ready for spring.