Landscape Projects that Offer the Best Return on Investment


If you’re staring out the window at the blanket of melting snow here in northern Nevada, you may be dreaming of a beautiful outdoor space you can enjoy come spring. This is a great time of year to start making plans, and it’s also a savvy move to consider upgrades to your landscaping that will suit your lifestyle and offer a great return on investment. That’s why Harris Landscape Construction is sharing ideas for landscape projects that will do just that.

While ROI varies from one project to the next, real estate experts peg the average return around 150%. It makes sense. Thoughtful landscaping improvements boost curb appeal while also increasing the functional usage of your outdoor areas. To really dial in on what sells, consider consulting a real estate agent in addition to a landscape construction company like HLC, just to see which projects offer the highest returns in Reno and Sparks. In our experience, these projects are usually best choices.

Landscape Design

This is the art of arranging the features in an outdoor space for aesthetic beauty and function, and involves not only factoring for how the installation will look today but in five, ten, and twenty years down the road. Working with the right company can make or break your project – poor design can actually lower your home’s value, so it’s important to find a reputable business with a long track record of success. Harris Landscape Construction prides itself on offering all aspects of these projects, including project management and installation.

Paver Driveways & Walkways

Crumbling or cracked driveways are an eyesore, and they can be a sticking point for potential buyers. Installing pavers on driveways and walkways are not only a durable option that will last for decades, they come in a variety of styles, textures, and colors, and the finished look is tasteful and polished, adding instant curb appeal.

Water Features

Low maintenance water features – think fountains, dry creek beds, or pond-less waterfalls – can create the sense of an oasis. They help define spaces, and they can be functional too, by decreasing noise from busy streets. Plus, they’re known for their soothing properties, making them a great place to unwind after a long day. Going pond-less means much less hassle, and thoughtful and well-maintained water features can serve as a selling point in the future.

Outdoor Kitchens & Fireplaces

Adding an outdoor kitchen or gathering area around a fireplace or fire pit effectively increases your home’s square footage, creating outdoor space you can enjoy from spring through fall. These are spaces that invite people to envision themselves enjoying, which is a boon when it’s time to sell your home. In the meantime, you get to enjoy them too!

Enjoying a return on your investment has value, but creating a space that you and your family love to be in is truly priceless. Harris Landscape Construction, and we hope you’ll contact us today.


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