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Landscaping Adds Much More Than Value To Your Home

By Lill - Freelance Writer - Article Added ( 03/05/2009 )

When we think of home improvement projects for our Maine properties, landscaping isn't the first thing we think of, although maybe it should be. It's not as interesting, perhaps, as adding a new deck or garage or that in-ground pool we'd love to have. But landscaping, especially when done by a Maine landscaping professional, is more than just a cosmetic makeover for your property.

You probably know that improving the grounds around your house can add value to your property. But did you know that a Maine landscaper can also show you how to be more comfortable both inside and outside your home? Did you know that landscaping can protect your soil from erosion, keep your home warmer in winter and cooler in summer and provide shelter for beneficial wildlife by using native plants.

When you consult with a Maine landscaper, your project will be in the hands of someone who knows the effect that sunlight, wind, site position and the Maine climate can have on your property. He or she will be able to tell you how to get the best use from your property, while preventing future problems and while still staying within your budget.

Landscaping may include but is not limited to planning and installing a garden, flower beds, a patio or lawn. You may want to include shade or fruit trees and permaculture plantings that harmonize with the natural environment. Many homeowners are discovering the advantages of using native plants and Maine landscapers know what grows well in Maine.

If you're planning future improvements such as a deck or pool, it's important to discuss this with your landscaper, so that provision will be made for these additions. Likewise, if you're not sure what features will work on your property, your Maine landscaping expert can provide you with ideas that complement your land and home.

One nice benefit of landscaping is adding seasonal living and entertaining space with outdoor rooms. In the warmer weather, you can have an area outside your dining room for your grill and add a seating area for guests. Your living room's sliding glass doors can open onto a flagstone patio with comfortable chairs and lounges.

While it might seem like a lot of time and effort when you start your landscaping project, you'll realize that it's worth it when it's done. The enjoyment you receive from your Maine landscaping project will last long after the hard work is done. Many years later, you'll be glad that you added value, livability and beauty to your property with a little landscaping.

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About The Author: Lill Hawkins

Inexpensive way to add value
Posted by Dave, March 05, 2009 - 04:04 pm

I spent 2k on landscaping at my home in York, Maine. It was appraised for 10k more then the last time I had it appraised. This may not be true in todays market......anyway nice article.

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