Landscaping Trends You Should Consider for 2021

2020 is coming to an end, and it was pretty much not what we had expected. Having said this, it was a year to reflect on ourselves and appreciate the little things we have taken for granted. Whether it was staying at home to work or having the time to watch your baby/children grow up every minute, there were still a lot of positives to take out of it. With the new year still up in the air, it looks like we will be spending more time at our home, which is a great time to look into landscaping ideas to spruce up the mood, environment, and lifestyle around your home. Lola’s Landscape has come up with some exciting upcoming trends you should look into for 2021.

Vegetable Gardens 

What better way to increase your home cooking productivity than investing more time in growing your vegetables rather than keeping a distance and waiting in a long line at a grocery store? Perhaps you started pretty late this year as you were not expecting to stay at home for this long but 2021 is a great time to get ahead of yourself and prepare ahead of time and watch your vegetables grow! Start early, and you won’t be disappointed!

Turning Your Backyard into a Playground

Do you remember the swimming pool trend every parent did for their kids in the summer? Well, 2021 will be no different. Having more time to spend time with them, you should consider making the most out of the backyard and turn it into an entertainment area for parents and kids! If you are looking to do something creative, you could turn your home and backyard into a resort! How fun would that be? Your options are endless if you put the time into it. Who knows how long we get to keep these precious memories before reality kicks in.

Spruce Up Your Landscape

Always wanted to take your landscape visual seriously? Please pay close attention to the small details around your home. From the front to the backyard, it’s important to see what you can design to make your project a reality. Plan ahead, buy tools and equipment now while they are at a reasonable price!

Get Started Now

While most of us are stuck in the Winter mode, not planning anything until the weather decides to warm up, we recommend taking a stroll around the house and envision what late Spring/Summer would be like next year. What ideas would you like to get done? If you are unsure how to put together a plan, not to worry, Lola’s Landscape has a design team that can map out how your landscape could look. Sometimes we just need a helping hand, and we are ready to help! Contact us for more information. 

5 Weekend Projects to Increase the Value of your Home

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The work week can get insanely busy. There’s no limit to what work might ask of you, and worst of all, when you finally get home, your energy is likely on empty. For most homeowners, the best time to get a project done is going to be the weekend but given the short amount of time available on Saturday and Sunday, its best to plan to maximize that time as efficiently as possible. Here are 5-weekend projects that increase the value of your home in the most noticeable way possible.

Landscaping

Nothing says more about your home than the look of the outside. A messy landscaping job can likely point to a messy interior, and that’s a major turn off should you ever decide to try and sell the home. Adding mulch and some plants around a mailbox could even be enough to increase the perspective value of your home, and larger projects only provide a larger return on investments.

Renovate the Kitchen

The kitchen is one of the most highly noticeable changes that you can make to a home. The countertops alone could help boost the value of your home by a few thousand dollars. Not to mention, when selling a home, it is a huge buyer’s hotspot to check and see what condition the kitchen is in. Make the improvements now, for your sake, and the possibility of a sale in the future.

Make it Energy Efficient

Your home is likely losing value due to outdated heating and cooling tools. Not only could the actual system need an update, but the various things that keep cool and hot air in the house like windows and installation might need a tune-up too. A consultation could point you in the right direction and get your value up exponentially.

Have a Flexible Floor Plan

A flexible floor plan allows you to make any room in the house whatever you may want it to be. That ability to choose the layout is a big improvement over feeling like each room is already determined for you. If you ever choose to sell this could be a huge factor.

Update Technology

This one is just as much for you as it is your home. Updating things to provide a smart home technology experience is a great way to make home life easier. A Nest thermostat or Philips Hue lighting system could really make it feel like you are living in the future.

These changes make your home’s value skyrocket, and they’re easy to knock out in a weekend!

Landscape Ideas to Enhance Curb Appeal

Creating curb appeal for your home can add value to your home and also give you more of a relaxing place to come home to. Many people want the comfort of a great curb appeal, and this can be done with a relatively low budget. Professional landscaping services can help you to make your dreams of updating, increasing value, and giving you a relaxing home a reality.

What are landscape ideas to enhance curb appeal? Some of the best ways to improve the curb appeal of your home are done by professional service. These include manicure of shrubs and bushes, investment in a beautiful cement or another material walkway, and to update your entry space with paint, plants, and even a new patio or porch. This guide will list the best options for updating the curb appeal of your home.

Update Hardscapes

Stone and gravel walkways are a great way to update your curb appeal. Also, adding stone-walled outdoor kitchens and patio space can help to combine the beauty of the outdoor front space of your yard with the architecture of your house. Make sure to consult a professional about the options your area holds and consider the possibilities that will maximize that space.

Add Lighting

Lighting at the front door is crucial. No one wants to step up in the night to a dark doorway. Upgrading that light can add appeal from the curb. Also, lighting that goes throughout the yard and highlights some of the best features of the yard can give a park atmosphere to your yard and increase nighttime curb appeal. Finally, lighting up your walkway can help with safety and can be a selling point for people looking for a house with better access.

Refresh Mulch

Mulch and wood chips as landscaping are a great idea. However, mulch has a lifespan and can get old and even mold. Refresh the color and even smell of your yard. A refreshing aura of your yard will let people experience your upgrade upon visiting your home.

Lawn

Always keep your garden mowed and fertilized. This will keep it neat and green. Thick grass is very highly sought after in most neighborhoods and adds curb appeal immediately. Hiring a weekly landscaper to take care of your lawn is the best way to stay on top of your yard and not let it get out of control.

Hiring a landscaping professional can help you to imagine, create, and maintain your curb appeal in the front of your home. Reimagine the front of your home and update with things like hardscape projects and new mulch. Then, maintain your front with lawn care and mulch replacement occasionally. For help with refreshing your curb appeal, contact Lola’s Landscape today at (774) 248-4584.