Spruce Up Your Property with Landscaping - John Maher Builders
Landscaping in front of a home with colorful flowers in the front and large round bushes in the back against the house. The landscaping area is surrounded by a short wall of flat edging rock slabs.

Spruce Up Your Property with Landscaping

Quality landscaping not only improves your home’s curb appeal but can drive up the value of your home. It can involve altering the architecture, plants, and exterior of a designated area. Interested in getting started but wondering where to begin? We’ll walk you through the basics.

Benefits of Landscaping

Increased Home Value

Looking for ways to increase the resale value of your home without breaking the bank? Landscaping is a great way to give your property the extra boost in value at a fraction of what it costs to remodel your home. Well-maintained yards make a strong first impression on potential homebuyers. In fact, it is encouraged by realtors that you work on improving the curb appeal of your home before listing.

Environmental Benefits

By planting trees, bushes, and flowers, you can circulate more oxygen and reduce soil erosion. In fact, one tree can sequester up to 22lbs of carbon in one year.

Cut Down on Energy Costs

Did you know a well-designed landscape can save you money in energy costs? Planting shrubs and trees around your home can save you up to 25% of the energy a typical household uses by providing cooling summer shade and insulation against heat in the winter.

Getting Started with Landscaping

Before jumping in, make sure you have a vision of how you’d like to design your yard. You will also need to determine your budget and timeline beforehand. This will help you determine how much you can do on your own versus hiring a professional.


If your budget is limited or you simply prefer to do as much as you can on your own, DIY is the way to go. DIY allows you to work on your own schedule and eliminates the time and money spent on labor and materials. On the other hand, you are solely responsible for your landscape design and all the heavy lifting involved.

Hire the Professionals

Bringing in professionals can be very beneficial if you don’t care to invest in a DIY project. Although it’ll cost you more, you know your yard is in the hands of an experienced team, especially if you have an elaborate project in mind. Make sure to shop around to find the right people for the job while staying within your budget and timeline.

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