3 Reasons Why Gardening Is Good For Your Santa Cruz Home

Posted by Lauren Spencer on Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016 at 8:05am.

Gardening isn’t just a therapeutic hobby with lucrative results, it’s also a fantastic way to spruce up your backyard, get active, and enjoy the summer sun. Spring is officially here and it’s the perfect time to start the planning process for your garden. Whether you’re looking to sell soon or are just wanting to spruce up your space, these tips can help you get the garden of your dreams and boost the value of your home.

Backyard Landscaping Can Boost Curb Appeal

Although the backyard isn’t necessarily visible from the front of the home, it’s still nice to peer out the back window and see an inviting space where you can enjoy all of the wonderful sunshine California receives. If you’re thinking about selling your home, it’s not just important, it’s critical that you clean up whatever’s growing in the backyard. While it’s hard to determine exactly how much of a return-on-investment landscaping typically has, it’s usually quite beneficial. Just be careful not to go overboard with things like an elaborate rock garden or large koi pond, unless you’re planning on staying in the residences for quite some time.

For Bees Sake

While they’re not exactly exotic, native plants have a lot going for them. No other species knows how to thrive as well in the local climate as these ones do, and they do it with better pest protection, less water, and less maintenance than foreign plant species. These are especially great if you’re looking for a low-maintenance option, not necessarily a green thumb, or simply don’t have a lot of time to tend to the garden. These add a touch of color to your backyard space and are good for the bees. Talk about takin’ care of ‘bees’ness.

Grow Your Own Food

From asparagus to carrots and garlic to spinach, it’s easy to grow a number of your everyday vegetables in your own backyard, thus saving you money at the grocery store. The University of California has a wealth of great information and a list of vegetables that grow well in this region. We’re coming upon the warm season, so crops like peppers, tomatoes, and corn do very well this time of year.

Get Growing Santa Cruz

Boost your property value, add curb appeal, and save you money, there are so many reasons to get your garden going in your Santa Cruz home. For more information abour plant types and where to get started, get in touch with one of the local gardening centers in the Santa Cruz county area. If you’re thinking about selling, contact Lauren Spencer to find out which landscaping investments will boost your property value the most.

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