Renovate Your Landscaping to Benefit You and the Environment!

Need something to do over the weekends? How about improving your landscape? With the warm weather and spring time here, it is the perfect time for you to fix up your landscaping… and make it more drought friendly!

Did you know that a 5% investment in the landscaping of your property can increase its value by as much as 15%? Additionally, great landscaping may reduce the amount of time a home stays on the market by nearly six weeks. Even if you are not planning to move any time soon, spring is a great time to spruce up your landscape and make it a place where you enjoy spending time!

When making decisions about what to plant in your yard and garden, it is very important to choose plants that do not require a lot of water! With the drought being more impactful this year than ever, we need to do our best to conserve the water we have left. These links are to articles I found beneficial that include some great landscaping/plant ideas that are fairly water resistant and that grow well in the Bay Area climate. 

  1. http://www.houzz.com/drought-tolerant-plants-for-SF-Bay-Area
  2. http://www.sunset.com/garden/flowers-plants/low-water-plants
  3. http://www.sunset.com/garden/landscaping-design/flowers-to-plant
  4. http://www.sunset.com/garden/flowers-plants/best-perennials-fall-planting

If you are looking to plant vegetables, the article listed below suggests you plant in the spring. This article is also a bit older but still has many helpful tips in growing your garden during the drought. 

  1. http://www.asonomagarden.com/2009/02/05/tips-for-a-drought-friendly-vegetable-garden/

I hope you found this information useful! If you are thinking about selling and are in need of some landscaping renovations before going on the market, I will gladly help you out! I recently renovated my front yard to be more water resistant. Gardening is one of my favorite hobbies 🙂

About Suzanne O'Brien

The role of a real estate agent is to guide you through the buying and/or selling process and take the time to make sure you understand every step of the transaction. I am absolutely committed to fulfilling your needs with the highest level of professionalism, expertise and service. My commitment to listening and satisfying your needs are the foundation from which a solid business relationship is built. I realize that people do business with people they trust. I am interested in what is best for you, the client, and am committed to establishing a long-term relationship based on trust. In addition, real estate is often times very personal, about family and home and pride myself in developing relationships that now call clients my friends. I pride myself on being knowledgeable and staying current with the fast pace changes in the industry. I approach each clients’ needs individually and am constantly aware of current and upcoming inventory. My creative approach to the business has earned me wonderful associations with both clients and other real estate professionals. I am always working for you…I feel the responsibility to make your dreams a reality…one move at a time.
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