Anthony came to me looking for a solution to a problem with his landscaping at one of his investment homes. The problem was the huge oaks canopying over the home. Oaks are acidic trees. As the trees shed their leaves and the leaves are mulched into the lawn, the soil absorbs the decomposed leaf debris and the soil PH becomes acidic. This process takes years to happen, but also years to correct. An unbalanced PH in the soil can cause problems with nutrients, minerals and growth.
Once Anthony found the root of his problem, we started to talk about grassless landscaping options for his front yard. His goal was to improve the curb appeal of his investment properties and attract tenants who would appreciate a nice looking and easy to take care of landscape. We did just that. The first project was completed in just a few days and addressed all of the issues he was most concerned about, and even addressed a few he didn’t think about. Below are some pictures of the first project we did for Anthony.
Rain gutters are a good way to control erosion from rain storms that we typically have during our tropical rain season here in Florida. Another way to control erosion is what we did below. This dry river theme flows throughout the entire landscape design.
Anthony was so pleased with the results that he immediately had a second investment home transformed to a grassless yard. Below are a few pictures of his second investment property.
Turn Your Investment Home Into a Lifestyle
Adding a high quality but low maintenance landscape to an investment home is a great way to improve the overall investment value of any property. the benefits go far beyond just a financial gain. Some benefits are just priceless! Add a fire pit to the landscape in the backyard and your investment home will be remembered as the “Fire Pit House”. People will remember these features of the property, especially a fire pit. Many homes have swimming pools (that are high maintenance)… not that many have an in-ground fire pit (that is very low maintenance).