Home Lighting: Appeal and Security

Pool and garden night lightingSo, you just spent money to create the most spectacular landscape around your garden. But what happens at night when it gets dark and that work of art can no longer be appreciated? The best way to overcome this problem is through landscape lighting. Landscape lighting is not just for aesthetics, but helps your home be more secure as well without a high cost. [Read more…]

Landscaping to Raise Curb Appeal Before Selling Your Home

Attractive brick home and landscapingOn multiple levels, selling a home is never easy. The preparations, the agents, the listing, and the constant stream of window shoppers and negotiations all add up. One of the biggest strains is the difference between what you think your home is worth, and what others are willing to pay for it. One way to help both bridge that gap and have more people interested in your home is enhancing its curb appeal: the first impression people get when they see your home from the street. And one of the best ways to raise curb appeal before selling your home is through landscaping. [Read more…]

Now Renting: Apartment Landscaping for Curb Appeal

New modern apartments with landscapingAccording to a study by New York University’s Furman Center, the “number of renters in Boston has risen rapidly in recent years, while the number of available rental units has dropped”. It is now more important than ever, with the increased number of people looking to rent, to make your property stick out in the eyes of renters. How are you supposed to do that? Simply stated, with a little bit of curb appeal. What is curb appeal? Curb appeal is the process of beautifying ones property in the front of the house to attract renters to rent. [Read more…]

What is Hardscaping Design?

Hardscaping Design - Greener Horizon - Middleboro, MAAs you may have guessed, hardscaping is a subcategory of landscaping with the emphasis on those elements of landscaping which consist of hard materials. For instance, driveways, walkways, stonewalls, and patios are all part of hardscaping. By contrast, flowers, groundcovers, and water would be considered “softscaping.” While things like stones or bricks might not be what you think of when you are trying to figure out how to beautify your home or property you manage, hardscaping has a distinct visual affect and many practical benefits.

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Increasing You Home’s Curb Appeal with Landscape Design

From the botanical gardens to the nature’s lush landscapes, the human eye is attracted to beauty. The world around us is filled with charming scenery both natural and manmade. In a fast paced, high pressure society, there is something simply magical about the pure beauty found in nature.

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Front of House Landscaping Ideas

Front of House Landscaping IdeasThe front of your house creates the first impression before you walk in, which is important whether you’re prepping to sell or settling down for years to come. Without changing the structure of your house itself, these front of house landscaping ideas can help you transform your home’s curb appeal.  [Read more…]

Why Landscape? Here are 7 Reasons

When you look at your front and back yard, do you see something that you like? Do you use your yard, or do you go elsewhere for your outdoor fun? Do you worry about pooling water, dead spots, or the state of your plants? Have you always wondered about how to make your home simultaneously more beautiful and safer? Here are seven reasons why you should look at getting your land landscaped: [Read more…]

How to Improve Curb Appeal: Mow the Lawn

Whether you’re looking to rent or sell a house, or just to get it appraised, the appearance of the grounds of your house can have an often underappreciated effect on its value. And of all the greenery you might have on a property, the most all-encompassing is also the most all-covering: your grass. With proper maintenance you can have a lawn that’s green and level, not only turning your neighbors green with envy, but also putting more green in your pocket. [Read more…]