As much of the nation continues to deal with wildfire and record low rainfall, it should come as no surprise that a growing number of property owners are considering the benefits of hardscaping. Both in places where watering the grass is illegal and in places where it is not, an increasing number of home and business owners realize the value of transforming many of their spaces with hardscaping design ideas. In fact, hardscaping professionals offer a variety of services that can create a beautiful space without the use of daily watering.
We live in interesting times. Even though there is still a large portion of the country that still makes use of traditional landscaping practices like keeping a lush and green lawn, there are others who do not even have this as an option. In many parts of the country, in fact, there is an increasing opportunity for hardscaping contractors to help home and business owners create a different kind of space. With large boulders and landscape patio designs, as well as high end landscape lighting options, these hardscaping contractors can create a space so beautiful few will even miss the grass.
Whether you are looking for traditional landscaping ideas or you are looking for ways to enhance your property without the use of daily watering, here are some important facts and figures to remember about the many benefits of increasing the beauty of your property:
- 60% of potential home buyers believe that well landscaped yards influence their home buying decisions.
- A recent landscaping study indicated that there were 7% higher rental rates for commercial offices having high-quality landscapes or hardscape designs.
- 25% of landscaping projects in the U.S. involve commercial or industrial property.
- 67% of landscaping projects in the U.S. involve residential homes for single families.
- Currently there are an estimated 398,383 landscaping businesses located in the U.S. A growing number of these also offer hardscaping services.
- A quality landscaping or hardscaping job can increase the resale value of a building by up as much as 14%.
In a time when water shortages are more and more common across the country, it should come as no surprise that hardscaping professionals are increasingly busy. In fact, traditional landscaping companies are offering a number of different hardscaping services to help their residential and commercial clients make the transition to a more environmentally friendly trend.