Define ‘good landscaping’ and what benefits does it have on our wellbeing?
A well-designed building without any landscape reflects a sense of incompleteness. The environment in which we live affects our productivity levels. Landscape areas provide spaces where people can unwind, relax, socialize or exercise.
When we think of the word “Landscape”, palms, trees, shrubs, ground cover, lush green lawn, flowers come to our mind. Good landscaping around the house is an indicator of how well the home has been cared for. Landscapes should not just be planted to look beautiful, they should also serve multiple functions like creating habitat, creating microclimates, fixing nitrogen into the soil, cleaning the air, and producing food. When trees are planted and well maintained it can significantly absorb sound waves and reduce noise pollution.
Green spaces have psychological benefits and directly contribute to a person’s general wellbeing as a whole. In these green surroundings, usually, feelings of fear and anger are reduced and overall positive feelings increase. When trees are properly selected, and planted in the right direction, it results in lowering heating and cooling costs. A beautiful frontal area is always an added advantage as it gives you a cool and peaceful atmosphere. A well-maintained landscape also increases property value.
Does landscaping help to increase the value of your property? To what extent does good landscaping have an impact on the asset value?
A carefully planned landscape design using quality plant material not only reflects a work of art but it is also property investment. The benefits of landscaping can be maximized when certified landscape professionals are involved in all aspects including design, site preparations, plant selection, landscape lighting, installation and maintenance activities.
A general rule of thumb, in a mature real estate market, is that landscaping yields, on average, a 109% return on every dirham spent. People like to know that the property they invest in, is consistently improving in both perceived and actual value. Landscaping can increase the resale value of a property. Potential buyers are more interested in properties with a combination of well-designed hard and soft landscape. A beautifully constructed outdoor space with a fascinating landscape design can enhance the beauty of your property. This can significantly increase the value and help the sale of the property faster than a similar one without landscaping.
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