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Landscaping makes cents…

By Danielle Banton

Homeowners so often focus all their time and money on the hard structure of the home and tend to neglect their gardens…

Getting busy in the garden has been proven to have strong positive psychological effects on our state of mind, but aside from getting re acquainted with nature, landscaping your garden can reap financial rewards…

Plants increase property value: Heidi Wesley of Ray White Double Bay says, “Time and time again we have seen beautiful gardens sell a home”. Having a great looking garden will undoubtedly make a more attractive proposition for buyers. Research has shown that landscaping not only yields a 109 percent return on every 10 dollars invested, but that landscaped properties also sell faster.

Plants reduce noise levels: If the home is situated near a busy road or high way. A well-placed hedge can stiffel noise pollution. Half a meter wide cypress hedge can reduce street noise by 5 decibles. Another great way to increase sale value.

Plants make our homes healthy: A study undertaken by a university in Norway confirmed the presence of in door plants reduced levels of discomfort as follows:

32% reduction in fatigue, 45% reduction in headaches, 22% reduction in sore throats, 11% reduction in dry skin…

So go on and get gardening its good for you and your pocket!

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