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Landscaping Tips to Improve the Value of Your Home

By Botanical Decorators
April 21, 2017

Do you want a beautiful, flowering landscape that will be the envy of the neighborhood? Are you thinking of selling your home and hoping a bit of landscaping will be an eye-catcher? You’re in luck. Adding colorful plants, decorative fencing, or a stone walkway can create a unique aesthetic that’s attractive to potential home buyers. But more than that, landscape design can improve the value of your home when you are trying to resell.

If you’re wondering how to turn your landscape into one of your home’s most valuable assets, here are some tips to get you started.

Match the landscape to your home’s current aesthetic.

Before you make any plans, think about your home’s current aesthetic. If you live in a historic home in the Washington, DC area, planting a Japanese garden can seem a bit out of place. In this instance, you’re much better off with a traditional landscape that blends in with the old-fashioned style of your home.

If you live in a modern-style home, you’ll want to avoid the more traditional landscape in lieu of a minimalist design. Rely on greenery and sleek hardscapes to create a seamless design.

Be strategic.

When it comes to landscape design that will enhance your home’s value, you will want to be strategic. Not implementing enough landscape features to your current design can do little for adding value to the while, while a cluttered landscape can actually decrease the value of your home.

Find a good middle ground for your design by balancing hardscapes and plantings. Make sure your color-scheme flows well with the home. And, avoid over-landscaping.

Plant trees.

Trees can be an attractive addition to any home. But, when it comes to adding value, it’s more than that. Trees remove carbon dioxide and pollution from the air, so people view them as an eco-friendly option for landscape design. Not to mention, shade from trees help to keep the home cooler and cut air conditioning costs when the trees grow larger.

Plant instant color.

Color is eye-catching and can brighten up the dullest of landscapes. Adding a flat of annuals can create a pop of color among your greenery. The only advice we have is to make sure the color and layout compliments the look of your home.

Clean up your outdoor space.

Nothing is more of an eye-sore than a scraggly outdoor appearance. Poorly maintained landscapes can be a turnoff for potential home buyers because its seen as another project. Most home buyers want to purchase a home that is already well-manicured, so little needs to be done before moving in.

So, what should you focus on? Your first move should be to shape unsightly or overgrown trees and shrubs. Regardless of the season, it’s a good idea to tackle any overlooked pruning chores because nothing says neglect like a bunch of dead branches.

Schedule a Design Consultation with Botanical Decorators Today!

Don’t know where to start when it comes to your home’s landscape? Leave the planning and design to the experts! Botanical Decorators is the preferred choice for landscaping in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia. Schedule a landscape design consultation with us today and increase the value of your home now!

 

 

 

How to Prepare Your Garden for Spring

By Botanical Decorators
March 30, 2017

Spring is such an exciting time. The weather begins to warm, birds begin to chirp, and it gives everyone an excuse to start fresh. Why not make good use of this time and start to expertly prepare your garden for spring?

If you want to get a head start on prepping your garden for warmer weather, follow these simple tips.

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The Best Hardscapes for Your Winter Garden

By Botanical Decorators
February 21, 2017

During the winter months, it can be difficult to keep your landscaped yard and garden from appearing a bit bleak. Many plants and flowers become dormant during the winter months, and color is not quite as plentiful as it is in the spring, summer, and fall. But, you shouldn’t give up on your landscape design this time of year—focus on your hardscapes instead!

Hardscapes act as the supportive framework or “bones” of a landscape. Adding hardscapes to your winter garden can create a fresh, polished look—even during the winter! They can create focal points and add variety to an otherwise ordinary landscape design. But, choosing the right elements for your garden is important. So, what are the best?

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What Are the Best Winter Plants for My Garden?

By Botanical Decorators
January 18, 2017

Spring is often praised for being the season of bright, colorful gardens and cheerful landscapes, while winter is thought of as a dull and lifeless. Many homeowners, especially in areas with sometimes harsh winters like Washington, DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia, think a winter landscape is just not possible—but that could not be further from the truth!

There are plenty of winter plants that can bring life to your garden, even during the coolest months of the year. And with the right landscape design service on your side, your garden can become the envy of the neighborhood!

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