Quality landscaping projects can boost your curb appeal and also add value to your home, but what happens when you have neglected or bad landscaping? In Florida, we are known for our beautiful, tropical landscapes that include palm trees, crotons, and other gorgeous plants. If someone visits your home and sees a yard that is not kept up with, it could create a negative view of your home and you.

Learn how landscaping can affect your home's value both positively and negatively in Florida areas such as Brandon, Lithia, Valrico, and nearby cities.


Landscaping will continually increase your home's value if it's properly maintained.

Healthy home landscaping with blooming plants in Lithia, FL.

Adding new landscaping, even if it is a small landscape job, can boost your home's value by several thousand dollars. Depending on where your home is located and its current market value, proper landscaping can add anywhere from 5 percent to 12 percent to your overall value, according to SF Gate.

To get that kind of return on investment is huge, especially since a landscaping project will only continually increase your home's value. The plants that are installed will continue to grow and become fuller, meaning the planting beds will look amazing throughout the lifespan of the landscaping.

Keep in mind, however, that this is only applicable if the landscaping and the surrounding lawn is properly maintained. This includes tasks such as:

  • Routine trimming
  • Yearly pruning
  • Regular weed control and fertilization treatments for both the landscape beds and lawn
  • Keeping the lawn mowed regularly
  • Annual mulch replenishment
  • Inspecting plants for any signs of plant disease or insect infestation

Keeping up with your landscaping throughout the years may show a prospective buyer that you care about your property and feel invested in the home.


Bad landscaping looks unkempt and gives off a negative impression.

Overgrown and unkempt home landscaping in Valrico, FL.

On the flip side, unkempt landscaping will give off a negative impression to anyone who comes to visit your home, especially someone who may be considering purchasing the home. If you are trying to sell your home, it could take longer to sell it if your landscaping does not look great.

A poorly-cared-for landscape bed could also contribute to lessening the value of your neighbors' homes, which is why many communities have homeowners' associations that regulate residents' landscaping and yards. If you let your landscaping slip into disrepair, you could be facing fees from your HOA as well as frustrated neighbors who aren't happy that your property does not look well-cared-for.


Does your landscaping need an upgrade? Call our company today!

At Lithia Landscape & Design, we provide comprehensive landscaping services to Valrico, Lithia, Brandon, and the surrounding cities in the Tampa Bay area. We can consult with you on your DIY landscaping job or help you design and install beautiful new landscaping at your home. Our teams will also plant annual flowers for you throughout the year to keep your landscape looking fresh and renewed. If you are looking to upgrade your landscaping, then call our company today at (813) 927-0429 to set up an estimate on our services!

 

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