6 Signs It May Be Time to Refresh Your Landscaping

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A well-maintained and attractive landscape not only enhances the beauty of your property but also adds value to your home.   However, like any other aspect of your home, landscaping requires regular attention and occasional updates to keep it looking its best.

If your busy life style allows less time to fuss or update your yard, then it might start to feel outdated.  Here are some signs that it’s time to refresh your landscaping:

A rejuvenated landscape
New plantings replace overgrown shrubbery

#1. Overgrown Plants – Pants overgrow their designated spaces.  Perhaps you inherited outdated landscaping or poor pruning and maintenance over the years can make nice shrubs look unattractive especially when crowded.  A garden lifespan is 10 – 15 years depending on your plant materials.

#2 Outdated Design – Landscape design trends evolve over time, and what may have been a popular look a decade ago could now appear outdated.  If you landscaping features elements like old-fashioned plantings or excessive ornamentation, it might be time for a design refresh.  Updating your landscape design to reflect current trends can give your property a fresh, contemporary look.  An example might be adding a focal point like a water feature or reconfiguring plant beds.

Refreshing your landscaping with new plantings and updated hardscaping can enhance curb appeal.
Refreshing your landscaping and updating walkways enhances curb appeal.

#3 Worn Hardscaping – Walkways, patios, and retaining walls can become worn and damaged due to exposure to the elements and regular use.   Consider repairing or replacing these elements to improve both the aesthetics and functionality of your outdoor space.

#4 Poor Drainage – Proper drainage is essential for maintaining a healthy landscape and preventing water damage to your property.  If you notice pooling water, soggy soil, or erosion in your yard after rainfall, it’s a sign that your landscape’s drainage system may be inadequate.  Addressing drainage issues by installing French drains, adjusting grading, or adding rain gardens  help prevent water-related problems and improve the overall health of your landscape.

#5 Lack of Functionality – If your current landscape doesn’t meet your needs or lifestyle, it’s time to rethink its layout and functionality.  Your landscape should provide areas for relaxation, entertainment, and recreation.  Adding features such as outdoor seating areas, fire pits, or play areas can make your yard more enjoyable and usable for you and your family.

#6 Lacks Curb Appeal – If your landscaping looks tired, neglected, or uninspiring, it can detract from your home’s overall curb appeal and value.  There are lots of ways to refresh your landscape with curb appeal in mind such as outdoor lighting, adding pops of color and fresh mulch or repairing your lawn.

Benefits of a Refreshed Landscape

Increase curb appeal and an increase in the value of your home are two obvious benefits.  But there is an intangible benefit that an updated space offers.  It provides your family with a good feeling that a rejuvenated space offers.  Family members will want to spend more time outdoors doing physical activities or just relaxing.  Improving the quality of life has incredible value.

Finding a Landscape Company to Help Update Your Landscaping

Whitehouse Landscaping has over 20 years of experience in landscape design, building and maintaining outdoor spaces for homeowners.  Owners Sam and Ted Whitehouse enjoy creating the spaces that get people loving their outdoors  We can breathe new life into your old yard in a way that will give your property a whole new look.

If your property needs refreshing, reach out to us today and schedule a free consultation.