Investing in the landscaping of your home is one of the best ways to stand out in your new community. Having the best curb appeal doesn’t have to take up all of your time and money, and when you utilize Florida-friendly plants, you don’t necessarily need a green thumb for them to thrive.
In general, the amount of money you spend on the landscape should be relative to the size and value of your home. If landscaping adds 5-12% to your home’s value, then a good rule of thumb for a quick return-on-investment would be to spend between 5-10% of your home’s value on landscape design.That means a $10,000-$20,000 upgrade for a home valued at $200,000.
Make the front yard stand out
The style, color, and design of your home should reflect the style, color, and design of the landscape. Flowers are the perfect way to greet your guests with a bright and cheery hello. Certain perennials and annuals can be planted for year-long pops of color that match your home decor. Not enough yard space for extensive landscape projects? Then try potting! Pots offer lifesaving landscaping ideas to brighten up even the smallest of yards – there’s minimal weeding to do and you have control over how big your plants get. You can also move pots around for a new layout making them a flexible planting option.
Out of all these landscaping ideas, the quickest and most cost-effective thing you can do to improve your lawn is to mow and edge it. Well-defined edges will make your lawn look gentle and discreet, which in turn, will give it the appearance of requiring little maintenance. Mulched, colorful flower beds, garden paths, and small borders will give an expensive appearance on a small budget.
Here at Southern Breeze Realty Group, we specialize in residential and rental real estate in Southern Palm Beach and Northern Broward Counties. The founder and a Broker of Southern Breeze is Maria Daly, an expert in the industry with over 18 years of full-time experience. We look forward to helping you achieve your real estate dreams. For more information, click here.