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Why Investing in Your Property is a Smart Move with Southern Sun Landscaping

Article by Joanna Tannenbaum

Photography by Southern Sun Landscaping

Originally published in Midlothian Lifestyle

If you are a property owner, then you know the importance of making your land look its best. While landscaping is a great way to add value to your land, increase its curb appeal, and make it more attractive to potential buyers or renters, it can also enhance your lifestyle and contribute to environmental sustainability. By investing in professional landscaping, you can ensure that your property looks its best and offers substantial cost recovery over the long term.  Andrew Grider of Southern Sun Landscaping has gone above and beyond to gather some incredible insights from reputable sources, and he’s discovered some pretty amazing things to share with us:

  • Enhanced Property Value: Landscaping plays a crucial role in determining the value of a property. According to a study by that was featured by the NAR (National Association of Realtors), poor landscaping can reduce a property's value by up to 30%. This highlights the financial significance of maintaining a well-kept and visually appealing landscape to preserve and increase a property's value.
  • Curb Appeal and First Impressions: The 2023 Remodeling Impact Report found that 92% of realtors suggest enhancing a home's curb appeal before listing it. A well-designed landscape is crucial in making a good first impression, which sets the tone for the buyer's perception of the property.
  • Increased Demand and Scope During the Pandemic: The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increased demand for outdoor home improvement projects as homeowners prefer to stay home and enjoy their newly landscaped outdoor space, according to the National Association of Landscaping Professionals.
  • Emotional and Lifestyle Benefits: Studies have shown that landscaping projects and maintenance can greatly enhance a homeowner's enjoyment of their property. According to the 2023 Remodeling Impact Report, the average Joy Score for these spaces is 9.7 out of 10, reflecting the high level of satisfaction and pleasure derived from them.
  • Improved Functionality and Livability: Landscaping is not only about creating beautiful outdoor spaces; it also serves to enhance their functionality and livability. Outdoor features such as kitchens, decks, and patios not only improve the aesthetics of a property but also extend its living space and usability.
  • Environmental Sustainability: Thoughtfully designed landscapes contribute to environmental sustainability, improving air quality and supporting local wildlife. Strategic placement of trees and plants can also aid in energy efficiency, providing shade and reducing cooling costs.
  • Cost Recovery and Return on Investment: Landscaping projects often offer substantial cost recovery. For example, standard lawn care services have shown a 217% return on investment, indicating that money spent on landscaping can significantly enhance a property's resale value, according to the 2023 Remodeling Impact Report.

Andrew’s team of highly skilled and experienced professionals offers a wide range of customized solutions tailored to the specific needs and preferences of each client. They prioritize quality and sustainability in all their projects, using high-quality materials and implementing sustainable practices to create environmentally responsible landscapes. From primary lawn care to complete landscape renovations, Southern Sun works closely with its clients from the initial consultation to project completion, ensuring that their vision is understood. They have extensive knowledge of the area's specific landscaping challenges and opportunities, allowing them to create and maintain landscapes that thrive in regional climates and conditions.

Southern Sun values its relationships with its clients and the community and enjoys partnering with local non-profits and contributing to community events. If you would like to receive an estimate, please use the form on their website at You can also call them at (540) 420-0402.

  • Andrew Grider

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