ASLA - American Society of Landscape Architects put together this very informative video of how the landscape around your home can improve your home's efficient use of energy. As a global village we all need to reduce our demand for energy, especially energy derived from fossil fuels. Contemporary landscape architecture reduces energy - Every lit bit counts!
Friday, March 25, 2011
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Newer home owners or those with a limited budget may benefit most by landscaping their front-yard first. Studies have shown that homes with good curb appeal sell faster then those without and also result in a higher sale price. Curb appeal landscape projects can range from dramatic to simple spruce ups. Some tips to consider when undertaking a curb appeal project are; work within a budget that allows you to fully complete the project, quality counts - buyers will notice a quick low quality job, current contemporary features are in high demand - Low maintenance - low water - environmentally friendly landscape are aspects buyers are looking for.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Home owners who invest in a new landscape can typically expect a rate of return of 70%-90%. Depending on the features and age of the landscape (rate of return can increase as the landscape matures to 100% and higher). In addition, a recent study by Clemson University found that homes with good or excellent landscape had a 14%-17% higher sale value then those with poor or average landscapes.