Maintenance Improvements

Landscapes may become neglected over time but a thorough landscape maintenance upgrade can restore your gardens to their former glory. The unchecked growth of shrubs and trees, weeds in planted beds, and lack of nutrients can all seriously detract from the appearance of your landscape, and affect the significant investment that gardens represent.

Maintenance Improvements

For both strata and commercial properties,

it is important to keep the landscape looking its best for these reasons:

Property Value
A well-maintained landscape enhances the overall appearance and attractiveness of a property. According to the Management Information Services/ICMA, landscaping, especially with trees, can increase property values as much as 20%. This can increase the value of individual units within the building or complex and positively impact property values for all owners. Potential buyers or renters are more likely to be attracted to a property with an inviting and well-kept landscape. This perceived value leads to higher demand and potentially higher sale or rental prices.

Curb Appeal and First Impressions
The landscape is often the first thing that visitors, potential buyers, or tenants see when they arrive. It should be no surprise that a well-maintained landscape creates a positive first impression, suggesting that the complex is well-managed and cared for and will contribute to the overall curb appeal of the property.

Interestingly, the highest cost recovery from investing time and money into landscape beautification comes from the least expensive project (reported by National Association of Realtors)

  1. Standard lawn care service — had the highest cost recovery (217%)
  2. Followed by landscape maintenance (104%)
  3. Overall landscape upgrade (100%)
  4. Outdoor kitchen (100%).
  5. In-ground pool (56%)
  6. Fire feature (56%)
Environmental Benefits
A properly maintained landscape can provide environmental benefits that contribute to property value. As an example, mature trees provide shade, improve overall air quality, and reduce energy costs by lowering cooling needs. Research by Dr. E. Greg McPherson of the Center for Urban Forest Research, concludes that if you plant a tree today on the west side of your home, in 5 years your energy bills should be 3% less. In 15 years the savings will be nearly 12%.

Strategically placed plants can help manage water runoff and soil erosion, thereby reducing any flood risks. These environmental benefits will play a part to help combat climate change and an eco-friendly and sustainably designed landscape will be seen as an asset and positively impact property value.

Maintenance and Longevity
Regular landscape maintenance helps to identify and address any issues early on, thereby avoiding potential problems such as overgrown vegetation, pest infestations, or deterioration of outdoor hardscapes. This proactive approach to maintenance will save property owners money in the long run by preventing more costly repairs or replacements.

Compliance with Regulations
There may be requirements or guidelines regarding the maintenance of common areas within a strata or commercial property. By keeping the landscape looking its best, property owners can ensure compliance with these regulations and avoid any penalties or legal issues.

Quality of Life and Well-being
Access to well-maintained green spaces provides opportunities for relaxation, recreation, and connection with nature. A beautiful landscape can enhance the overall living experience among owners and visitors, and contribute to a healthier and happier community.

A survey conducted by the National Association of Realtors found that 61% of homeowners have a greater desire to be home when their landscape is properly maintained, and 48% reported an inceased sense of enjoyment when they are at home.

How the Para Space Difference will restore your landscape:

  • Removal of leaves and other debris. Old, stale leaves not only detract from the appearance of your landscape, but can harbour insects and fungi.
  • Deep edging of planted beds provide definition and distinction between lawn and bed areas. This practice includes cutting a vertical edge where the grass meets a planted bed, and helps to keep stones and other debris from moving onto the lawn.
  • While many trees require little pruning to maintain their habit, most shrubs and groundcovers will rapidly outgrow their locations. Using horticulturally sound techniques, most shrubs can be rejuvenated and controlled to bring them back to their intended appearance.
  • Weeds can rapidly take over planted beds, and compete with desirable plants. An important part of any maintenance upgrade is the removal of weeds from hard surfaces such as roadways and curbs. These areas can deteriorate and become a liability as the result of unchecked weed growth.