Landscaping – A Personal Investment

Landscaping – A Personal Investment

When we review our personal investments, one area to consider is our home’s landscape. We’ve discussed “curb appeal” in an earlier blog, but the notion of a “true investment” is not to be dismissed. Our clients certainly aren’t landscaping their homes for simply a future sell, but as with any other investment, they know the money put into landscaping now will not only be recovered, but increased when the home is sold.


Long Grove, Illinois  – Schmechtig Landscapes

The estimates from Penn State University and Money Magazine state that a well-landscaped yard can add 15% to the selling value. To put that in perspective, with real estate valued at $750,000, a quality landscape can add up to $113,000 to the selling price. As the size and cost of the home increases, the landscape becomes more important and more of a major investment decision.


Lake Bluff, Illinois,  Schmechtig Landscapes

As with any other investment, good research and competent advisors are essential in the process. Educated and experienced landscape architects and designers are required to turn your initial investment into a profitable asset. The time to start planning a new landscape is now.