Your Sarasota Landscape Doesn’t Have To Be a Selling Point, But…

We’ll be honest with you. ArtisTree Landscape Maintenance & Design always promotes a renovated Sarasota landscape as a selling point for homeowners who might put their house on the market someday.

But maybe you could care less about increasing your home value. Maybe all you want is your own private oasis with palms, plumeria and a pool to plunge into – a place to unwind with friends and frosty umbrella drinks. You’re not interested in how much return you’ll get on your investment — you just want a yard.

And we get that. You’re into livability, not marketability. But as long as you’re going to make landscape improvements, you might as well consider the area you live in. So first things first.

Is your neighborhood filled with low-value homes and outdated landscapes? Then no sense in spending a fortune on upgrades. On the other hand, if you live in a meticulously maintained community, your “great” landscaping will be expected, so your palms and plumeria are likely to blend in. If you want your plantings to pop, think over the top.

And what about maintenance? You may finally have your dream Sarasota landscape plan, but can you afford the constant upkeep? Do you have the time or desire to take care of it yourself? Livability requires manageability.

Finally, that pink deck you wanted in the shape of a giant unicorn — it’s built to your own tastes, but is it tasteful? Will it lead to a better price when you finally do sell your home? Sorry to say, but unicorns just aren’t trending in home sales these days.

But wait, we forgot. You don’t want an investment. You just want a yard. But done right, your livable landscape will naturally be marketable. You have everything to gain, so why not have your cake and eat it, too? If you live in Sarasota, Manatee or Charlotte counties, call for an appointment with one of ArtisTree’s expert designers and let’s get your cake started. 941.488.8897;

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