Purchasing a property comes with a huge amount of financial responsibility. From insuring the bricks and mortar to maintaining the fixtures and fittings, becoming a homeowner can be extremely expensive. However, for those of you who are fortunate enough to have a rainy day fund, perhaps it’s time to transform your garden.
When you own a house, it can be easy to get carried away with designing and renovating your living space. Psst - don’t forget your garden! That is a little nudge from our landscape gardeners in Manchester. When you have decorated to your heart’s content, the garden should be next on the list. Alternatively, we suppose shutting the curtains to hide away from the jungle is an option too. Just kidding - in this article, we will explore five reasons why you should have your garden landscaped.
It will almost definitely increase the value of your property
Do you see your current property as your forever home? If the answer is no, then making sure that your garden is in tip-top shape will increase the value of your property. One of the first factors a real estate valuer will take into consideration is whether the driveway and the garden are in a useable condition. As well as assessing their safety, the valuer will look for any modern or unique features that may set your property apart. A contemporary garden design may even help to sell your property faster. Most buyers are willing to pay a premium for a property that does not require a significant amount of renovation.
If you are planning to rent out your property in the future, setting the foundations with a bespoke garden design would be an excellent start to life as a landlord-to-be. When you become a landlord, there is a whole heap of legislation and health and safety regulations that you will need to follow. Our landscapers in Manchester highly recommend that you ensure that the garden and the driveway are safe and hazard-free.
You will enjoy a better quality of life
It is a well-known fact that spending time outside can significantly improve your quality of life. Cooping yourself up inside is not ideal for either your physical or mental health. Even a simple cup of tea in the garden can be both relaxing and therapeutic. However, a garden with six-foot-high weeds is probably not a suitable environment. As we go into 2021, perhaps it is time to create an environment that will promote a happy and healthy lifestyle. In the hustle and bustle of Manchester, a quality landscape is a perfect escape!
Think about the barbeques
Okay - picture this… It is a warm bank holiday Monday. You and your friends are off work and it is way too hot to be stuck inside. Instead, with a bespoke garden design, you can invite your close friends and family around for a memorable summer barbeque. It is a decision you will definitely not regret when the music is beating and everyone is having a fantastic time! In our opinion, those special summer barbeques are something everyone should be able to look forward to and enjoy. However, this will only be a possibility if you tame your jungle! It is time to show off your new garden.
It is safe to say that 2020 has been an extremely difficult year for everyone. With Coronavirus still wreaking havoc, a durable landscape may well be a smart investment.
Health and safety
When our Manchester landscape gardeners ask homeowners why they would like their landscape redesigned, there are two common answers: (a) to improve it aesthetically, and (b) to tailor the design to their specific requirements. With age, we all become more susceptible to trips and falls, so it is a wise idea to ensure that your garden’s design is suitable for your requirements. It is important to take into consideration factors such as trip and slip hazards such as unsuitable paving or tree roots. We are proud to specialise in the creation of accessible garden designs in Manchester. If you would like to discuss your unique requirements, you are more than welcome to schedule a consultation.
Lead a more sustainable lifestyle
The world in which we live is in grave danger and at Manchester Landscapes we are committed to sustainability in everything that we do. As well as the immediate tangible benefits of a bespoke garden design, we urge you to consider the future too. Having a garden is an opportunity for you to shape a piece of land that is your own, you can do with it whatever you like. In this era of climate change, more and more people are using their garden to lead a more sustainable lifestyle. There are many features that you can incorporate into your garden’s design to do your little bit for the environment. From the inclusion of a vegetable patch to hanging a bird feeder or insect hotel, even these little details can make a difference.
If you have taken the time to read through this article, the likelihood is that you are considering having your garden redesigned. If you are sitting on the fence, we understand - it is a big decision. Our professional landscape gardeners in Manchester are here to help! We promise to provide you with honest advice to help you make an informed decision. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s schedule your free consultation.