Landscape designers combine the disciplines of artists, architectures and visionaries, and the best ones design spaces of beauty, wellness and diversity.  For over 16 years, Broward Landscape has been helping properties in South Florida look amazing through property maintenance, landscaping and outdoor living projects.

Landscape designers, like the experts at Broward Landscape, allow clients of both commercial and residential properties to see their future project before it is implemented thanks to high-tech computer-aided design. Broward Landscape’s expert team of designers also applies computer-aided design and visual imagery services technology to evaluate sun/shade exposure, plant growth rates and water intake. They’ll even test your soil with the University of Florida Soil Extension.

Besides creating a stress-free environment and impressing clients and employees, there are a number of benefits for letting Broward Landscape design, install and maintain commercial properties, including attract new customers, increase hospitality, direct traffic flow and contribute to energy savings.

Or, create your dream residential landscape or even an exotic backyard on paper and the landscape designers at Broward Landscape can bring it to life. Imagine sitting in your backyard under your pergola enjoying the crackling of embers in your fire fit as the sun slowly sets behind your waterfall. A vacation in your own house or the serenity of calm at an otherwise hectic commercial residence is possible with the care of veteran landscape designers.

When it comes to a residential space, there are a plethora of creations that landscape designers can apply that can increase your home’s value and enhance its beauty.

Here are five concepts that landscape designers create that will always pay off. As we go through the list, keep in mind that 96 percent of realtors within the National Association of Realtors have suggested to home sellers to improve their curb appeal before listing.

Plant trees

There are many ways to improve curb appeal, from simply tidying up your grounds to planting flowers, but to really impress, and even save money long-term, is to plant or install strategically placed trees. According to HGTV, mature trees in a landscaped yard can increase the value of a house by seven percent to 19 percent. For current homeowners, trees provide shade in the summer and windbreaks in the winter, helping cut back on home energy costs.

While cared-for trees are attractive and can add considerable value to your property, poorly maintained trees can be a significant liability, especially come hurricane season. Pruning or removing trees, especially large trees, can be dangerous work. Broward Landscape employees a full-time certified ISA arborist to oversee the tree division. The arborist can even help install exotic specimens into your yard, including European Fan Palms, Reclinata Palms, Bougainvilleas, and Medjool Palms grown and raised in the California desert, and more.

Check out some photos of Broward Landscape’s work with exotic plants.

Add walkways and outdoor lighting to your outdoor living space

Connect your back porch or deck with a pathway leading to your back-yard oasis. Any combination of slate, sandstone, fieldstone, pea gravel and/or small pebbles can be used to create a pathway. Pair with soft lighting for safety and beauty to lead friends and family to your outdoor living space.

Another investment that will pay off is adding an outdoor kitchen and bar to your backyard. CNN Money estimates an outdoor kitchen can result in a 100–200 percent ROI. Here are other ways to bring enjoyment and impress with outdoor living spaces with the help of Broward Landscaping.

Implement water features

While a pool can be enjoyable for growing families, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry estimates that homeowners recover only 39 cents for every dollar spent on purchasing and upkeeping a pool.  There are other ways to add water elements that are more energy efficient, less wasteful and more serene, such as a fountainscape, meditative stone, recirculating fountains. Koi ponds and more.

Check out some photos of Broward Landscape’s work on these features.

Install fire pits

Another way to add value to your home and seeing solid returns on investment is by installing a fire pit or an outdoor fireplace. Homeowners are seeing an average ROI of between 75 and 125 percent after installing a fire pit or an outdoor fireplace. Concrete, metal and natural stone are all viable options, and you can go the extra mile by installing a television to complete your outdoor living space, perfect for those summer nights in south Florida.

Broward Landscape, a back-to-back award winner, has created a multitude of fire pits, bowls and outdoor fireplaces. Check out a few of the incredible designs here.

Take care of your lawn

Improper lawn care maintenance can be a deal-breaker, both for commercial and residential properties. Without proper irrigation, lawn and plants may wither, and that will detract from the beauty of your property.

According to Quicken Loans, spending as little as five percent of your home’s value on landscaping and lawn maintenance may fetch an ROI of as much as 150 percent. It can be as simple as keeping your lawn weed-free and adding potted and planted flowering plants along the edge the lawn for a tidy appearance.

Broward Landscape’s comprehensive monthly lawn service will ensure that your foliage and grass will flourish during the time we maintain your property.

The five landscape upgrades discussed above can add significant value to your home and an incredible return on investment.

“I have always heard the number 150 percent,” John Gidding, host of HGTV’s “Curb Appeal” told the Washington Post about the ROI of landscaping. “But to me that is conservative.  On a ‘Curb Appeal’ project, I put in $20,000 and the sellers got $200,000 more than they had paid for the house just a year prior.  The return was astonishing.”

Broward Landscape offers experienced, creative and collaborative landscape design to meet all of these objectives, as well as any personal ones that may be specific to your business.

In business for nearly three decades, Broward Landscape has plenty of residential and commercial landscape jobs in its portfolio.

If you’d like to explore the possibility of putting on outdoor kitchen on your property, visit Broward Landscape online or give them a call at 954.325.1111 in Broward or 561.239.7753 in Palm Beach.