House improvement always comes with consequences, and the worst that can happen depends on whether we can foresee the impacts or not. And it relies strongly on how detailed our plan is before we build the improvement. One of the favorite house improvements is landscaping.
Creating a landscape garden on the vast empty backyard can significantly enhance the appearance of our house. All the plants and sidewalks you can enjoy every morning, and the water fountain that will freshen the soul of anyone looking at it; those are what most house owners are trying to achieve.
And in this writing, we are going to think deeply about the benefits and consequences, so that we can build the landscape wisely and efficiently.
The time allocation
Even before thinking of the budget, you should be very much aware of how much time you can allocate for building your dream landscape. And that time should be realistic enough with the complexity of your building plan and the afterward maintenance.
Building time can take as long as three months, especially if there are retouching every here and there. What is commonly happen is that a house owner feels dissatisfied once the builder executes the plan and the project is half done. It might be due to the errors made by the builder, or there has been a flaw in the plan. Either way, you should be aware of the fact that the improvement project can take longer than expected.
The after maintenance time allocation including plant treatment, wall retouching, and ornament care. If you have a fountain or a pool, the maintenance might even consume more of your time and your money.
This time allocation is a neutral factor, that can be either positive or negative for you. If you miss the calculation, it will be your negative risk, because the longer a project takes, the more money you will also spend.
Practical use of the landscape
Is a purely aesthetic pursuit deserves your money? Have you been considering the more practical purpose of your landscape? How will it contribute to the environment? These questions should be your concerns.
When building a project as important as house landscape, you should think of its practical purposes. There are many of them, but here we are specifically discussing how your landscape will affect the surrounding environment.
Firstly, the plants in your landscape will take fertilizer to grow and nourish. Buying synthetic fertilizer will cost you money, and it also has no contribution to the local environment, while you can make your garden as the decomposer for your household organic waste.
Many landscaping services are willing to listen to your unique plan. And conserving nature does not sound strange anymore, these days.
Increasing the property value
Any improvement will increase the house’s value. But an unfinished and abandoned landscaping project, no matter how good the plan has been, can decrease the house’s value. So, again, this very much depends on whether you can successfully realize your plan.
Remember that your house is also your investment. Once you fail to modify it and it looks ugly, you must do your best to undo that failure.