If you own property, it is likely that you are in charge of a number of outdoor spaces as well. These outdoor spaces must be cared for well for a number of reasons, much in the same way that you take time to care for the interior of your home as well. Your yard space is important, especially when you consider the fact that 90% of all yard owners feel that the way it is taken care of matters quite a bit indeed. On top of this, more than 80% of all people in general feel that having a yard is important to begin with – at least here in the United States.
There are many ways to take care of such a space and for many people, this means gardening. After all, very nearly one third of the population of this country has at least a singular house plant if not, of course, many more. Growing things and keeping them alive is something that is hugely satisfying for many people, and serves as a considerably fulfilling hobby. This has been particularly the case for young people, though older adults and elderly people still make up more than 35% of all gardeners all throughout the United States. But the young gardening population is very much on the rise, to say the least, with more than one quarter of all gardeners (falling between the ages of 18 and 24) of the younger adult population.
When it comes to your outdoor spaces, taking up gardening can often save you a considerable amount of money when it comes to landscaping and landscaping maintenance, as hiring a landscaping company to do it for you will cost significantly more at the end of the day. After all, the average person paid only just over $100 (around $140, to be just a bit more specific) on gardening and lawn care over the course of the year – at least according to data that was representative of the year of 2016. This is far, far less than what you’d pay for hiring a landscaping service.
But what if you don’t like gardening or simply just don’t have the time to care for your backyard in such a way? Fortunately, there are ways to get your backyard the care that it needs without too much other help. For one thing, choosing hardy plants to plant throughout your backyard, plants that won’t need much care from you, is a great step to take in making your backyard a great place to be. Such plants will likely be those that are native to your region, those that can grow with ease in the climate and soil that is naturally occurring. Fortunately, more than 90% or so of all home owners are looking to plant the plants that are native to the region, making matters a lot easier for themselves in the meantime.
But where can you find such plants for your backyard? Fortunately, it’s easier than you might realize, as all you have to do is look for your nearest plant nursery. Local garden centers are great resources not only for the plants themselves, but for a good deal of information on the plants too. If you’re a novice gardener, such a resource is likely to be quite invaluable indeed.
Of course, hiring a landscaping company can still be a great option, so long as you are willing to pay the associated costs. Landscaping companies can create a backyard worthy of envy, a backyard that you will always want to spend time in. Having such a backyard can even increase the overall value of your home, something that is likely to be particularly important for those who are looking to sell their home in the near future. For many people, updating landscaping is even a part of getting their home ready for the housing market, as up to 90% of all real estate agents throughout the country actually strongly recommend the taking of such critical and property altering (for the better, of course) steps.