6 Signs Your Property is in Need of Landscaping Work


Your home is your domain, and it is both fun and refreshing to change things up now and again. Property owners regularly paint bedrooms, rearrange furniture, and upgrade their kitchens, but what about your home’s exterior? Could an external landscaping facelift be just what your property needs? Here are 6 signs your property is due for a landscaping makeover.

  1. Your yard has suddenly become “too much work.”

If you feel like taking care of your outdoor spaces is too overwhelming and time consuming, perhaps this is a good time to transform those areas. Simplicity can be beautiful and when it comes to landscaping, low-maintenance is a great option. Instead of a massive garden that needs constant tending, you might opt to install intriguing feature walls, useful retaining walls, or luxurious timber work. A spacious deck or gazebo can become the focal point of your landscape, perhaps taking the place of demanding plants you’re keen to get rid of.

  1. The seasons are changing, but your landscaping is not.

If many seasons have gone by and your landscaping has not changed, it might be time for some updates. The seasons move forward in a cycle and while your landscaping does not have to change accordingly, the most attractive outdoor spaces are those that welcome and enhance each season. Unless you have a distinctly themed garden, you may want to opt for neutral items that can adapt throughout the year. Beautiful tiling and paving can achieve this, as well as feature walls that let you display decor, plants, or other items.

  1. You aren’t taking advantage of your outdoor spaces.

When is the last time you sat in your garden, or hosted guests outdoors? If you have an exterior space that you aren’t getting any use from, landscaping work can revolutionise your property. It’s not just about a manicured lawn and blooming flowers, either. The right landscaping incorporates natural elements alongside practical ones. Your landscaper can assist you in creating a space you can’t wait to spend time in. Imagine cosy seating areas surrounding a stone firepit. Luscious pool surrounds that feel like a peaceful retreat. Whatever atmosphere you desire, a landscape update can help.

  1. Overgrown, mismatched, uninspired: whatever it is, your landscaping feels lacking.

It’s a very clear sign that your property needs landscaping services when there are obvious concerns. An overgrown yard never looks healthy, so a landscaper can clean it up, and, even more importantly, incorporate elements to simplify the yard and make your best greenery look even better. It is also possible your yard has become a hodgepodge of mismatched decor, outdoor furniture, and other items. Let a landscaping professional provide total design assistance and project management to give your property the landscaping facelift it deserves.

  1. You’re getting ready to sell your property.

An unexpected opportunity for landscaping work is actually when you intend to sell your property. Why is this? An impressive outdoor space can increase the value of your property, meaning you’ll be able to sell your home for a higher price. Not only that, but when prospective buyers come by, an inviting lawn and garden, or beautiful pool surrounds can help sell your property even quicker. These updates and touches will make it easier for potential buyers to imagine themselves happily living on your property.

  1. Your family/life situation is changing.

Your lifestyle situation is a strong determining factor when it comes to your landscaping needs. If your children are grown, it might just be time to remove their old playground set and replace it with a more “adult” friendly amenity. Perhaps you’ve always wanted a hot tub tucked away within your garden. Consider if your life situation is changing and how you can update your landscaping to reflect and support this.


If you seek exceptional landscaping services on the South Coast, give Insight Landscapes a call. We partner with clients from start to finish to create a landscape that makes a statement and exceeds your expectations.