Increased Property Value
A well-designed landscape with foliage and accessories not only boosts curb appeal, but it can also increase the home’s property value up to 20 percent. As a bonus, incorporating strategic lighting into the design can discourage crime by making it more difficult for criminals to access the home unseen.
Lowered Energy Costs
Trees planted around the exterior of the home can block brisk winter winds and decrease heating costs during colder months. For warm seasons, trees can lend natural shade to help save money on air conditioning costs.
Maximized Functionality and Enjoyability
Strategic landscaping can keep noise pollution at a minimum, block unsightly views and increase the overall size of the home by adding outdoor living space for family and friends to enjoy. Homeowners looking for more functionality can incorporate edible gardening – like vegetables, fruits and herbs – to provide healthy and convenient sources of nutrition, while alleviating added costs in the kitchen.
Positive Environmental Impact
Plants not only help humans but benefit local wildlife too. They provide food and shelter for bees, birds, butterflies, squirrels and other animals. Plants also reduce air pollution by absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen, which helps the earth (and its inhabitants) breathe easier.
Pike Nurseries’ landscaping team can do everything from design to simple plantings to complete landscape renovations including drainage solutions, patios and walls. For more information on landscaping services and benefits, visit pikenursery.com/pages/installation-design or stop by one of the 17 store locations across Georgia and North Carolina to speak with a Pike Nurseries expert.