A well-landscaped yard is one that makes a good first impression on guests and potential buyers. In fact, the yard contributes to 5.5 to 12.7% to your home’s value. It’s important to choose the right landscaping projects for your yard, as some are more expensive and time-consuming than others. Here are the top 3 landscaping projects for homes:
1. Planting Flowers
This is probably the simplest and most inexpensive landscaping project you can do for your home. Adding a few colorful flowers to your home’s front yard can really make a difference. Plants help you feel better, too, physically and mentally.
If you’re looking for a more complex landscaping project, consider creating a large flowerbed or hedge maze. Both of these projects can add a lot of visual interest to your business’s exterior. When planning, be sure to choose plants that will bloom at different times throughout the year, so you’ll always have something colorful to look at.
When designing a hedge maze, you’ll want to choose plants that will grow tall and create a dense wall of foliage. Some of the most popular plants for hedge mazes include evergreen shrubs like holly, boxwood, and juniper. You can also use deciduous shrubs like privet, forsythia, and crabapple. Be sure to choose plants that will grow well in your climate and that will bloom at different times throughout the year. Be sure to get a gardener to maintain them, too!
2. Installing a Fountain
A fountain is a great way to add interest and value to your business’s landscape. Fountains come in all shapes and sizes, so you’re sure to find one that fits your budget and your space.
Installing a fountain is a relatively simple process, but it does require some basic equipment and supplies. Here’s what you’ll need:
- a shovel (or earth-moving heavy machinery)
- a level
- a drill
- a saw
- PVC pipe and fittings
- a pump
- the fountain structure (if any) or fountain nozzles and heads
- stone or concrete to anchor the fountain in place
The first step is to mark the location of the fountain in your yard. Use a level to ensure that it’s situated correctly, then use a shovel to dig a hole for the fountain. The hole should be at least 2 feet deep and the same width as the fountain itself. If you plan to install a big fountain or pond, you’ll need to dig a bigger hole. Consider renting reliable heavy machinery from construction machinery companies, or even hire someone to do it.
Once the hole is dug, use a drill to make holes in the PVC pipe fittings. These will be used to anchor the fountain in place. Next, put the PVC pipe and fittings into the hole and use a saw to cut them to size. The pipe should be long enough so that it extends out of the ground by about 8 inches. Finally, set the fountain piece or fountainheads in place and fill with water. Pour some concrete or stone around the base of the fountain to keep it in place. Be sure to have an electrician install an outdoor outlet near the fountain so you can plug in the pump.
3. Replacing Dead Trees
If you have dead trees on your property, it’s important to replace them as soon as possible. Dead trees not only look bad, but they can also be dangerous if they fall over. Tree replanting is a bit more expensive than some of the other projects on this list, but it’s definitely worth it in the long run.
Replacing dead trees can be a bit tricky, but with the right equipment it’s definitely doable. Here’s what you’ll need:
- a shovel
- a pickaxe
- a saw or a chainsaw
- a set of safety gear (goggles, gloves, harnesses, rope etc.)
- a tree stump grinder (optional)
The first step is to cut down the old tree if you do not plan on moving it somewhere else. You can either have it cut down straight from the base (which should only be done by professionals or in open areas), or climb up with safety gear and cut it down little by little until you cut it at the trunk. Then, dig around the base of the tree with a shovel. This will help you remove the tree without damaging the surrounding area. Once the tree is free from the ground, use a pickaxe to break up the roots. If there are any large roots, you can use a chainsaw to cut them into smaller pieces. Finally, use a tree stump grinder to grind down the stump. Be sure to wear safety gear while doing this, as it can be dangerous.
Landscaping is an important part of any business’s appearance. First impressions are everything, so it’s important to choose the right projects for your business landscape. Be sure to consider both the cost and the maintenance required for each project before making your final decision. With careful planning, you can create a beautiful landscape that will make a great impression on potential customers and clients!