It’s always best to spend time enjoying the outdoors when the New England weather permits. This comes with good family times, fun parties, fresh air, outdoor cooking, and beautiful landscaping. But should you do your own yard or hire a professional landscape team? Here’s why it’s worth it to invest in professional lawn maintenance!
Decrease Your Water Bill
Improving your home’s irrigation system could help you save a nice amount of money. A 1,000-square-foot yard requires about 660 gallons of water. That’s how much water is used inside your house for a while week.
Install an efficient, leak-free watering system so you never overwater your lawn, plants, trees, shrubs, and flowers. Overwatering could kill your greenery. Plus, it’s bad for the environment and your water bill.
Decrease Your Energy Bill
Trees create shade and evapotranspiration. Both help reduce the temperatures in the surrounding areas by up to 6 degrees. Temperatures in areas right beneath trees can be up to 25 degrees cooler than those in direct sunlight. This helps keep the inside of your home cool, cutting your A/C costs during warm and hot days.
Increase Your Home’s Value
Whether you’re thinking about selling or planning to live in your home forever, curb appeal helps dictate value. According to the Washington Post, homeowners should spend about 10% of the value of the home on landscaping. This is an awesome return on investment because it improves the curb appeal of your home.
Enjoy Your Home More
A professionally landscaped yard is like a tiny piece of tranquility right on your property. Indulge in the afternoon sunshine or romantic sunsets with the one you love, or throw some meat on the grill and hang out in the backyard while the kids play. Time spent in your yard is much more satisfying when the area is well manicured.
DIY vs Making Your Life Easier
If your backyard only needs a minor makeover, you can make this a family-friendly DIY project. You must determine the best materials to use, haul everything to your home, tote it all through the yard on a dolly and design the perfect landscape before planting begins.
Choose the right plants for your type of weather. And pay close attention to when and where you plant perennials, annuals and biennials. Sounds complicated?
For residential & commercial landscaping needs around Newburyport, MA, contact GCS Services today!