What Landscaping features add the most value?

Landscaping can significantly enhance the curb appeal and overall value of your Winnipeg property. While preferences may vary, certain landscaping features tend to add value more consistently. With over 20 years of experience in landscape design and construction, our team at B. Rocke Landscaping has put together a list of landscaping elements that can contribute to a property’s value.

A Well-Maintained Lawn

How to create automatic curb appeal – a lush, green lawn. Nothing more easily shows that a property is well cared for than regular mowing, fertilizing, and weed control. We also recommend an irrigation system to protect your investment.

Figure 1: Newly installed mineral sod. Residential Winnipeg front yard.

Strategic Planting

We thoroughly plan out the placement of trees, shrubs, and flowers to enhance the aesthetic appeal of each property we have the pleasure of working on. We recommend choosing native plants, which are acclimatized to the region, for easier maintenance.

Figure 2: Perennial plantings, spaced to grow accordingly up to the walkway edge. Residential Winnipeg back yard.

Outdoor Living Spaces

We love to create a functional, outdoor space that acts as an extension of your home! Examples would include a patio or deck, intimate dining space, or full entertainment zones for your guests. Features like these can significantly increase the usable square footage of a property. Fire features and outdoor kitchens are also attractive to potential buyers.

Figure 3: Multi-level outdoor living space. Residential Winnipeg back yard.

Quality Hardscaping

If there is one thing we know how to do right, it’s a solid hardscape! Design – we’ve got it. Installation – we’ve done it. Well-constructed paths, driveways, and other hardscape elements contribute to the overall design and functionality of your outdoor space. Always ensuring proper preparation of compacted base materials during the installation process will increase the longevity of the hardscape area.

Figure 4: Paved walkway. Residential Winnipeg front yard.

Irrigation Systems and Landscape Lighting

We highly recommend an efficient irrigation system. This install demonstrates a commitment to maintaining a fresh and healthy landscape, which can also be appealing to potential buyers. Landscape lighting can completely alter your landscape aesthetic. By illuminating areas of your space after the sun goes down, you will get even more enjoyment out of your yard during our warmer Winnipeg months. 

A brick walkway with lights at night

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Figure 5: Outdoor landscape lighting. Residential Winnipeg front yard.

Privacy Features

Landscaping features that provide privacy, such as well-placed trees, hedges, fencing, privacy screens, cabanas, and pergolas, can be attractive assets. This is especially true in the more densely populated Winnipeg neighbourhoods. 

Figure 6: Privacy screen along deck. Residential Winnipeg back yard.

Energy Efficient Landscaping

Consider incorporating features into your design that can help improve the energy efficiency of a property, such as strategically placed trees for shade or windbreaks.

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Figure 7: Privacy Screens, multi-functional to deter view from the neighbor and provide wind break. Residential Winnipeg back yard.

Sustainable Practices

Employing sustainable landscaping practices, like using native plants, composting, minimizing water use, and permeable pavers can be attractive to environmentally-conscious clients and buyers alike.

Remember, the key is to create a well-balanced and visually appealing landscape that complements the overall design of the property. Additionally, maintenance is crucial; a beautifully landscaped property that is poorly maintained will not add as much value as one that is consistently cared for. Not sure about the design that will work best for your space? Click Here to schedule your FREE consultation.