11 Jul AN INTERVIEW WITH A LANDSCAPING EXPERT
AN INTERVIEW WITH A LANDSCAPING EXPERT
Landscaping helps frame and show off the features of your home and first impressions can make or break the selling of your home…so we interviewed Ben Geary with GPO Landscape for his insights.
When asked about the benefits of landscaping aside from aesthetics, Ben said: “Well-maintained landscaping keeps the siding from deteriorating, keeps the foundation clean along the house and helps in water control. It is a great way to protect your major investment (your home)”.
How often should a complete redo of your landscaping be done? “Every 15-17 years if maintained; after that, bushes are overgrown, poly needs replacement and rock needs reconditioning or replacement.”
To stay ahead of a major landscaping project how much is a yearly clean up of the landscaping bed and bush trimming? “ $300-400, this is pretty inexpensive and adds years to the life of your landscaping”.
How much, on average is a complete redo of the landscaping for the front of the house? “To tear out and do a complete new install you are looking at an average of $6,000-8,000. A rock bed instead of wood chips will be on the higher end of the range”
What is important for the life of a bush that we laymen might not know? “Well, it is important for a healthy bush to be trained correctly with regular trimming and to have correct plant placement (right sunlight and moisture).
Thanks to Ben Geary with GPO Landscaping. His number is 952-594-1818 if you have any questions.