Landscaping is one of the most overlooked aspects of home improvement.
A beautiful front yard will increase and protect that value of your property over time. The condition of your front yard has a huge impact on the first impression of your property, and can either help or hurt the overall curb appeal of your home. This can become a difficult problem if you face water restrictions in arid areas, as you aren’t able to meet the needs of a thirsty lawn without excessive watering.
Unless, of course, your property features drought-tolerant landscaping.
The Importance of Your Landscaping
As homeowners, we tend to focus more on the interior than the exterior.
The interior may be where we spend most of our time, but it’s important to keep the exterior in mind as well. After all, the front yard is responsible for creating the initial curb appeal and curb appeal is what captures the attention of potential buyers.
“Exterior appeal is just as important as interior appeal. This doesn’t mean your front yard is the only area buyers will focus on. If your backyard is unkempt, wild, or not fenced in, buyers will be less likely to put an offer down.”
For this reason, homeowners look to drought-tolerant landscaping options, including the installation of native plants and artificial lawn. And the same applies to the back and side yards – if it looks unkempt and unhealthy, you risk losing the interest of potential buyers.