Dear Monica:  I have a received a bid to landscape my property and it’s very expensive.  I don’t know whether it is worth spending the money on this project but it will make my property more attractive and useable.  What would you advise?  Grace M.


Dear Grace:  Beautiful landscaping is not cheap, as you have found, but what a difference it can make to your home.  We are reminded during the summer months of how enjoyable it is to be outside either alone or entertaining guests.   Well-done landscaping is like adding a room to your house and one that you can use many months of the year.

If you are wondering whether you will recoup your investment if you should sell, the answer is yes if the landscaping is done well and if the market remains stable and strong.  And most importantly,  consider too the enjoyment you will get from the beautiful and useful addition to your property.