" It might be the crass situation of your lawn or just a sudden inkling, but whatever it is, it has you thinking about doing something about your landscape.
Hobby and Investment When you get the itch to revamp or redesign your landscape but you think you may end up wasting too much precious time on something nominal, don't worry about it - you may be building up to form a new hobby; if not, then your inklings might be justified by proving landscaping endeavors to be worthwhile home improvement investments.
Most people who engage in DIY landscape sculpting are probably enthusiasts and hobbyists.
Who's to say you aren't finding it in yourself to become just like them? And if your nagging itch to redo (or plan the redesign of) your landscape is just a one-off, it may indeed be an investment that can pay off with great returns.
Landscaping as a Hobby Hobbies are those little subterfuges that certain people have a fixation on that lets them vent out both stress and creativity.
Their hobbies allow them to shed off the unpleasant effects of stress and pressures caused by both work and home environments while becoming an outlet for creativity and productivity.
This makes positive hobbies a very pastime and leisurely activity.
If you're worrying about how you may end up wasting too much time, effort, and money, then you can start slow and learn the fundamentals first.
Some DIY tasks also don't take much time and effort, and few would cost a lot of money.
Developing a hobby such as landscape planning and designing can even result in a sense of fulfillment that serious hobbies tend to afford serious hobbyists.
Landscaping as an Investment Most serious landscape design and maintenance hobbyists have a perfect excuse to spend a certain amount of money on their hobbies: doing the landscape is one affordable home improvement project.
And it isn't a "home improvement project" just by namesake either.
A 2009 survey of real estate experts by a popular home improvements website showed that landscape or lawn redesign projects are among the top 5 improvement projects that are both affordable and yield a high return on investment (ROI).
The ROI in this case is that any sort of significant improvement to the home actually raises its real estate (equity) and market value.
Landscape sculpting and maintenance tasks that result in great landscapes increase the real estate value of a home by as much as 10%, and can influence home buyers to think that the whole property's value is 15% higher.
This is because a property's lawn and landscape is one of the most prominent external features that home buyers are most sensitive to when looking at the market.
Now whether you want to do landscaping as a hobby or as an investment for your home, you have sufficient reason to actually delve into it with serious intent and dedication.
It isn't just an enthusiasm or an excuse anymore.