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Residential Landscape Design – Putting ROI in Beauty


ROI and beauty are not words you typically see together. Yet, the truth is that professional residential landscape design provides both – increased beauty and a financial return.

Don’t just take our word for it. We have proof from other professionals:

Total Mortgage says good landscaping can add 10-15% to the value of your home:

“Landscaping is more than flowers and shrubs.  Upgrades can involve things like patios and decks, flowerbeds, barbecue pits, watering systems and plants of all sorts. As you enter into a landscaping project, you have plenty of choices about what kinds of upgrades to make.   The trick is to make improvements that prospective buyers want.  If you do, then your property value will rise.”  Read Post

Do Landscapes Have Healing Powers?


What is it about the great outdoors  we enjoy? Is it the feeling of freedom, the scents and smells, the beautiful visuals, or is it something else?

 

According to an article posted by the University of Minnesota, gardens have been used in the healing process for centuries. Think about the numbers of Zen Gardens around the world, or even a Monastic Cloister garden, which was used to separate monks from the rest of the world, giving them a peaceful place to escape. The article states that according to Roger Ulrich, a professor and director of the Center for Health Systems and Design at Texas A & M University, viewing natural scenes or elements fosters stress recovery by evoking positive feelings, reducing negative emotions, effectively holding attention / interest, and blocking or reducing stressful thoughts.

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