Riverside Gardens Increase Curb Appeal, and Home Values

Graham & Kelly Levine May 6, 2013

Riverside Gardens Increase Curb Appeal, and Home ValuesHave you heard of "curb appeal"? Curb appeal is the impression your home gives when someone drives up to it. And like it or not, visitors are forming opinions about your home, before they even open the car door. Updating your Riverside garden landscaping is not just about good looks. Home value can also increase with a fine-tuned and maintained yard. Before hiring a landscape designer to reconstruct your Riverside garden, it's helpful to put together a list of questions. You might want to share images of design styles and verify license and insurance, as well. The right landscaping combines local elements and weather conditions, as well as energy efficiency. Your outdoor landscaping can also serve as a sound or visual barrier. Many options are available from furniture placement to the planting of tall shrubs along a home's border.

According to Better Homes and Gardens, the Top Trends for Your Riverside Garden in 2013 Include:

  1. Fragrance Producing Gardens
  2. Variation in Color of Flowers & Greenery
  3. Bulb Gardens
  4. Vegetable & Fruit Combination Gardens
  5. Grocery Gardens
  6. Old Fashioned Looks
  7.  Paver Designs Incorporated in Gardens
  8. Garden Seating
  9. Herb Gardens
  10. Butterfly Gardens
  11. Hanging Plant Gardens
  12. Texture Gardens
Whether you are in a new home and just beginning your gardening plans or are in the home you've had for years, many of these gardening ideas may appeal to you.  As you consider your Riverside home and the landscape style that will surround it, consulting with a professional landscaper may give you additional perspective and save you from an expensive mistake.  Please contact us for recommendations, should you need a referral. We have several local professionals that we not only recommend to clients, but use on our Riverside home as well. For more information on Riverside real estate, the housing market, and homes for sale- contact Graham and The Home Team at (951)534-9296, or email us.

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