Here’s 6 great landscaping tips which will increase your home’s value
1. Lay a new lawn
A green, well cared for lawn is like a new glossy timber floor or soft woollen carpets for your outdoor space. It will make your home stand out from the rest! Turf can be a very cost effective option for large spaces, couches are the most budget friendly, but don’t stand up will in the shade. Believe it or not, a Premium Sir Walter Buffalo lawn is a sought after asset for your home. New buyers will see it as a low maintenance, hardy, drought tolerant addition.
Take the time when laying your new lawn to include some irrigation for the most effective long term care and maintenance which can be even more cost effective if you’ve got an existing water tank installed. Irrigation is one of the few types of plumbing projects home owners can tackle themselves!
2. Define the garden and lawn
There’s nothing worse in a garden then an overgrown lawn and particularly if you don’t have clearly defined edging in place. Use simple products like Link Edge, Skemah Metal Edging or pavers to define your lawn edge for a more tamed and formal effect. Plus, if selling your home, a garden edge will tell your prospective buyers that your garden is low maintenance and keep it looking shmick!.
3. Trees increase value
Trees on nature-strips throughout Brisbane create a fantastic streetscape, just take a drive down Laurel Avenue in Chelmer or some of the older leafy streets throughout Kenmore, Chapel Hill and Indooroopilly. Some of Brisbane’s most sought after realestate sits amongst ancient laurels, figs, Jacarandas and gums.
Amazingly the beautiful Camphor Laurel trees that create such beauty in Chelmer are actually a declared noxious weed in Brisbane! So Laurel Avenue will forever remain one of a kind in the River City!
If your street is looking a little bare, plant a street tree on your nature strip. Brisbane City Council encourage responsible planting of your own trees or you can even request one from the council here. If taking it on yourself, buy a suitable more advanced tree for instant impact.
Larger shrubs and trees can also provide solutions for those problematic and uncontrollable areas of your gardens. Such as your nosy neighbours, street noise and extra shade and temperature control.