Spring is here. Summer is just around the corner. Are you ready? Is your back yard ready for evening parties or a Saturday afternoon shared with friends? Is your property a wasteland or a desert oasis?
Did you know that you can make your home more inviting and at the same time increase its value? I am talking about two things that can really boost your curb appeal and your property value: swimming pools and xeriscaping.
The upper Colorado River Valley is renowned for soaring summer temperatures. It is also known for a mild spring and fall. That means that a swimming pool is a great way to beat the summer heat. And it also means that in Bullhead City, Arizona a pool is something that can be enjoyed for nearly nine months of the year.
Swimming pools are also a great way to add some fun and relaxation to your backyard. But did you know that, according to some studies, they can also increase the value of your home by up to seven percent?
Now, before you dive into building or installing a pool there are lots of factors to consider. These include zoning restrictions and regulations, the size, shape and design, and a maintenance schedule. And, of course, there are safety considerations. This daunting considerations can be resolved easily when he retain the services of Baron Services.
Next, let’s discuss xeriscaping, a landscaping technique that uses drought-tolerant plants and water-efficient irrigation systems to create a beautiful and sustainable garden. This is also a Baron Services specialty.
Xeriscaping can save you money on water bills and reduce your environmental impact. As a bonus at the time of sale you will attract more buyers that are looking for eco-friendly homes. With proper design, xeriscaping can also complement your pool. It will create a natural and harmonious look for your backyard, a desert oasis if you will.
So how do you combine swimming pools and xeriscaping to enhance the value of your home? Here are some ideas:
- Choose plants that can tolerate the splashes and humidity from the pool, such as succulents, grasses, shrubs, and flowers. Avoid plants that shed a lot of leaves or seeds that can clog your pool filter.
- Use permeable paving materials such as gravel, stone, or pavers for your pool deck and pathways. This will allow the water to drain into the soil and prevent runoff and erosion.
- Install a drip irrigation system or a rain barrel to water your xeriscape plants. This will reduce your water consumption and keep your plants healthy and happy.
- Add some features that can enhance the beauty and functionality of your pool and xeriscape, such as fountains, waterfalls, lighting, fire pits, or outdoor furniture.
Swimming pools and xeriscaping are not only good for your home value, but also for your health and happiness. They can provide you with a place to relax, exercise, entertain, and enjoy nature. So what are you waiting for? Start planning your dream backyard today with a call to Baron Services!
Written by Jim Hinckley of Jim Hinckley’s America