The Benefits Of Investing In Your Front Garden

Jun 17 2024
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Our front garden now consists of my Grandma’s perennial flower bed by our garage and her peonies I transplanted to our Western fence line. I look forward to the blooms all year and love that I get nearly a month of them usually as the number of different species of flowers take turns blooming!

Garden tour, a little walk about in early July! I won't say things got "away" from me here on the blog due to the wedding but
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Investing in your front garden can be a fantastic thing to do, and not only will it make your home look better, but there are other reasons to do it to, some of them quite surprising and unusual ones. Remember, your front garden, if you’re lucky enough to have one, is going to be the first thing your visitors see when they come to your home, so it’s going to be the thing that gives them an idea of what the rest of the place is like – how you live, how clean things are, how much care you take over it all, and so on. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the many benefits of investing in your front garden so you can start to make things better – read on to find out more.

Enhance Curb Appeal

Think of this and remember it: your front garden is the face of your home. It might sound strange, but if you keep that idea in mind, you’ll find that you’re more invested in making sure your front garden looks good all the time – you want your home to have a nice face, after all. It’s a useful little mantra to remember and to live by, because it’s going to help you enhance the curb appeal of your home, and that’s an important thing to do.

The initial impression your home gives is crucial because you can’t go back and do it again, and whether you intend to sell your home so you want potential buyers to get a good impression or you want your guests to feel as though your home is warm and inviting (and well looked after), the point comes down to the same thing – a tidy, well-maintained front garden is going to give you better curb appeal and therefore a better first impression.

Boost Property Value

Something else that can certainly be a benefit when you’re thinking of reasons to invest in your front garden is that it can boost your property value, and that’s never a bad thing. If you’re not sure how a nice looking front garden can make any difference at all when it comes to how much your property is worth (or how much someone might be willing to pay for it, which is what it all boils down to in the end), just listen to what the experts say – real estate professionals estimate that an attractive front garden can increase a property’s value by anything from five to 12 percent – quick a big chunk when you add it all up.

So although it might cost some money to get your front garden looking its best – you’ll need to repaint fences, gates, and your garage door, for example, buy new plants (and spend time planting them), use a chainsaw to cut back overhanging trees, jet wash your paths, and anything else that might be needed, it’s money well spend when you think of how much of a return you could get when you sell the house. And even if you’re not intending to put your home on the market, raising its value isn’t a bad thing anyway – that’s your investing, so boosting its value is important no matter what you’re planning to do.

Environmental Benefits

We’ve covered the benefits that you can personally get from investing in your front garden, but it does go much further than that, and if you’re interested in the environment and helping the planet stay protected and even heal if possible, then taking care of your front garden is definitely one way to go about it.

A thoughtfully designed front garden can become a real sanctuary for local wildlife, which is a great step to take when you want to look after the planet. By planting a variety of native plants, you can attract a load of useful insects, birds, and even small mammals, which not only creates a fun and interesting garden to spend time in, but it’s also really good for local ecosystems. In fact, choosing native plants has even more benefits than ‘just’ being a great way to promote biodiversity in your garden – because those plants will be adapted to the local climate and soil, they’ll be easier to grow so your garden will actually look healthier as a result.

Another environmental factor to consider is that your well-maintained front garden can help to reduce your carbon footprint too – the plants you’ll put in will absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen, improving your air quality around your home.

Health And Wellbeing

Back to you, and another thing to think about when you’re wondering whether it’s worth investing in your garden is that it can help you get healthier and improve your overall wellbeing, and if that’s not a reason to do it, we don’t know what is.

Gardening is a great way to stay active because it involves so many different physical activities like digging, planting, weeding, watering, and so on, which can help you stay fit and healthy. In fact, studies have shown that regular gardening can improve your heart health, increase your strength and flexibility, and even reduce stress – gardening is a productive and enjoyable way to get your health on track both physically and mentally, and there aren’t many activities that can do that and make your home look and feel better at the same time!

Practical Benefits

Finally, we should take a look at some of the more practical benefits you’ll get from investing in your front garden, as these could be what sways you the most. For one thing, you might be able to improve your home’s drainage, which is vital. Properly landscaped gardens can improve drainage around your home because the plants and soil can absorb rainwater and stop water from pooling around your foundations, which can lead to leaks and water damage.

Then there’s the practical benefit of more privacy. When you’re strategic when it comes to where you want your plants and bushes placed, you can create a natural barrier between you and your neighbors or the street, so you’re nice and private but the garden still looks good and you don’t have to resort to big fences and so on that can look out of place and uninviting. You’ll have a more peaceful and comfortable garden and home, and it will look good too.

Summer vegetable garden and updates on the farm, eating dinner in the garden, blooming perenials of every kind and a ton of peony, peonies, blossom, bloom!
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