Backyard Landscaping
Posted by on 21 Sep 2010 in Educational Articles | 28 comments
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Are you wondering if we forgot to put the gazebo in this photo?

Don’t worry – we’re taking a short break from gazebos, etc. today, and will talk about a related subject instead.

What does your backyard look like – a war zone, a dump site, grass taller than you, stuff everywhere, lost or misplaced items over the years could even turn up…It is easy to look out the window one day and find something other than your backyard.

If you organize and put things away you will reclaim lots of space and here are some backyard landscaping ideas that will transform your yard from cluttered and dangerous to highly functional areas with extreme curb appeal.

You can put in beautiful structures such as gazebos, pergolas, pool cabanas, pool houses, sunrooms (and more), create an enticing garden with fruit, veggies, flowers, and trees, and surround your entire home with some simple landscaping ideas that will get you rock-star status in your neighborhood (or close to it).

So, you think it is a lot of work and you need additional convincing. OK.

Here are a few reasons to landscape your property:

  • Studies reveal that landscaping can increase the value of residential and commercial property from 5% to as much as 20%.
  • Money magazine reports that landscaping as a home improvement project has a recovery value of 100-200% when it enhances the design of your home. This compares to a kitchen overhead of 75-125% or a bathroom redesign of 80-120%.
  • A Clemson University study found consumers value a landscaped home up to 11.3 % higher than its base price.
  • Clemson University also studied home sales and compared the results based on varying levels of landscape quality. They found that well designed landscaped homes had faster sales because of first impressions.
  • A survey by the Society of Real Estate Appraisers revealed that 95% of the appraisers believed that landscaping adds to the dollar value of residential real estate, while 99% of them said it enhanced the sales appeal of residential real estate.

Clearly you have the power to transform your property into a veritable resort. How? You could hire a professional landscape designer and mostly like end up with stunning results. However, don’t forget these landscape designers don’t come cheap, but don’t let that discourage you. There are always alternatives, such as DIY!

Yes, as you know, we believe that you can achieve and accomplish many things yourself. This is why we have encouraged you to look at building kids’ gazebos, and trying your hand at some woodworking projects in our gazebo plans article.

We’d like to take a look at what you can do with fun landscape ideas in a great resource we found, called Landscaping4Home.

Inside you’ll find more than 4,250 incredible landscape design ideas that are not only breathtaking but can be easily deployed with some elbow grease and a Saturday afternoon.

You will get instant access to 1,000s of landscaping pictures in 60+ categories like these…

Landscaping4Home
  • Backyards
  • Decks
  • Driveways
  • Facades
  • Fountains
  • Flowers
  • Front yards
  • Garages
  • Gardens
  • Gazebos
  • Hedges
  • Japanese Gardens
  • Lakes
  • Lawns
  • Pergolas
  • Pools

The great thing is, you don’t have to have any prior knowledge or experience. The book covers all of the steps, has thousands of landscaping ideas/pictures, that will motivate you and your family to want to create the perfect outdoor living experience with beautiful landscaping with gardens, pools ,decks, pathways ,sheds, gazebos, hedges, driveways, waterfalls, ponds, patios and walkways.

This instant download also comes with a fantastic bonus package. You’ll get:

  1. Landscaping Video Gallery
  2. Landscaping Secrets Revealed – Ebook
  3. How To Make Your Home Energy And Cost Efficient – Ebook
  4. Beginners Guide To Growing Your Own Organic Vegetables – Ebook
Landscaping Video Gallery Landcaping Secrets Revealed How To Make Your Home Energy And Cost Efficient Beginners Guide To Growing Your Own Organic Vegetables

The bonus package of materials more than pays for the book – it’s like you’re getting it for free.

When you look at all of the value of these books, the fact that personal satisfaction cannot be replicated when others do these projects for you, and when you can get your family members involved, then this will help to bond and spend productive quality time together creating beautiful works of art – you just can’t beat it.

For a limited time, this wonderful resource is on special, just $37 for this entire package. Get the Landcaping4Home Package today while supplies last – don’t miss out.

Landscaping4Home
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28 Responses to ““Backyard Landscaping”

  1. Bryan says:

    I had no idea that landscaping helped increase a homes value so much.

    Sales Success Expert

  2. Landscaping done right – with the help of a professional design – goes a long ways towards getting the value of investing with landscaping.
    Christian
    Leadership is a Choice

  3. Don Hill says:

    Great looking backyard views. What a way to increase the value of the home.

    Don
    http://donhillonline.com

  4. Landscaping would seem to be afirst step of things to do when it comes to making one’s backyard more enjoyable and relaxing. Even more so than a gazebo I imagine.

    Steve

  5. Eva says:

    I think that,as you say, a property can increase its value because of the landscape. The best from Patio Gazebos is that you give us a lot of ideas! You have thougth of everything!

  6. How much on average does it cost to hire a landscaper? I know I wouldn’t try it for myself.

    Sabrina Peterson, NASM CPT, CES
    Corrective Exercise for Every Body

  7. Hi Rae and Mark,

    Wow! what a great product for helping people to learn to do landscaping. Hearing that there is a 100-200% return is an excellent attribute. Thank you for including that. Additionally, well, if you are IN a gazebo, LOOKING out across the landscaped yard and garden is precisely what you’ll see! So they are related!

    Happy Dating and Relationships,

    April Braswell
    Dating After 40 Expert

  8. Rob Northrup says:

    Very good information, all the green thumb types will love this. I kill everything I try to grow.

    Seize the Day,
    Survival Rob

    Is Your Family Prepared For A Financial Crisis or Natural Disaster?

    • Rae And Mark says:

      Rob,

      I know what you mean – I couldn’t even grow mint back in England, which for most people grows like weeds!

  9. Landscaping! such a wonderful and creative way to give one’s home more value!!

    Eileen
    Social Media: 7 Reasons People Go Online. And You?

  10. kevin hogan says:

    great info for those who want to brave lanscaping themselves.

    kevin hogan
    Effective Tinnitus Treatment

  11. I have trouble planting anything you can’t eat… the husband however would love this!

    jen battaglino
    Anxiety Treatment Specialist

  12. Dennis Perry says:

    Doing it yourself can be challenging and hard work but the satisfaction one gets from doing it with your own hands can be quite satisfying.

    Looks like a great program.

    Dennis
    Create The Life of Your Dreams

  13. I was surprised to see a post of yours without a picture of a gazebo but your wealth of information on landscaping is helpful.
    Thanks
    Scott Sylvan Bell
    http://www.crackedheatexchanger.com
    Now go implement!

  14. Alam Ghafoor says:

    I wish my backyard looked as good as the one in the photo.It’s a bit of a mess at the moment.

    http://alamghafoor.com

  15. I’ve always known landscaping can help with the value of your home, but I didn’t know it could have that much impact! I think good landscaping is a solid investment anyways, because of the additional enjoyment it provides.

    Karen Van Ness
    http://www.BestBreathingExercises.com

  16. This looks like it’d be great for the homeowner looking for landscaping ideas.

    As a renter, glad I dont have to worry about any of this right now :)

    Michael
    The Success Secrets

  17. Ashley Russell says:

    Cool info – I didn’t know landscaping could increase a value of a home. Thanks!

  18. Nick says:

    Doing your own landscaping can be very rewarding! Looks great :)

  19. Bhavin says:

    By developing a better backyard landscaping, we can feel closer to nature. we can do a lot more activities in the backyard like having a dinner, having a get together with family, friends or with neighbors, and it’s a good way to relax too.

  20. Pamela Harkness says:

    This fall my husband and I are going to sit down and map out what we would like to do with our backyard next spring/summer. I would like a water feature and he would like just to clean it up. I think we can hopefully come up with something nice and this landscaping product/book/video etc will hopefully help in that.

  21. Jeremy Schultz says:

    Yeah, I agree backyard landscaping does add up to the property’s value and obviously the aesthetics of the home in general. Thanks for the great resource material.

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