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Gardens Ideas and Deals Offers

Landscaping is one of the most important ways to increase your property’s value quickly. In fact, a gorgeous landscape design can increase the value of your home by at least 5 to 11 percent—and maybe more. The best part about landscaping is that even though it’s one of the most valuable home improvements you can make, it’s also one of the easiest. If you’re wondering how to turn your landscape into one of your home’s most valuable assets, here are some tips to get you started.

1. Match Landscape to Your Home’s Style

The best way to get an excellent return on investment with landscaping is to make sure it fits with your home’s style. For instance, if you own a Victorian home, a Japanese garden will be sorely out of place and may even lower your home’s value rather than add to it. In this instance, you’re much better off with a country or cottage-style landscape that blends in with the old-fashioned formality of your home.

The same holds true for more modern home styles, such as the prairie or industrial style. If your home falls into one of these categories, you’ll want to stay away from square, formal gardens or a profusion of airy blooms. Instead, create a more modern landscape by relying on plenty of greenery and natural-looking beds that fit the contours of your property.

2. Design With a Strategy in Mind

You’ll need to have a good strategy. That means you shouldn’t clutter the entire yard with various high-maintenance plantings, but you also shouldn’t have plain grass with no landscaping. A study by the Virginia Tech Department of Horticulture found that a good foundation planting along with a couple of well-designed points of interest can increase your home’s value by up to 42 percent.

By that same token, you should encourage diversity among your plantings without taking it too far. The ideal landscape has a good mixture of shrubs and perennials, but it doesn’t have one of every kind of plant that you can find at the garden center. Instead, it has a uniform look with just enough diversity to make it interesting, but not so little that it becomes boring.

3. Achieve Seasonal Balance

A profusion of spring blooms won’t interest potential buyers who look at your home during other parts of the year. Think about ways to make your landscape attractive all year — blooming bulbs for spring, annual beds around the house during the summer, shrubs with brightly colored leaves in the fall, and evergreens for the winter. Even though most buyers will be looking at your home during one season, they’ll notice the balance you’ve created and they’ll think about how beautiful the home will be as the seasons change.

Related Link: 7 Exterior Home Improvements That Increase Resale Value

4. Plant Trees

A few simple trees can make an enormous difference to the sale price of your home. In one study, simply living on a tree-lined street added between 10 to 15 percent to the sale price compared to neighborhoods with fewer trees. So why are trees worth so much? Trees remove carbon dioxide and pollution from the air, so people view them as an eco-friendly option. The shade helps keep neighborhoods and homes cooler and more pleasant, which in turn cuts air conditioning costs. Also make sure to install a playground turf on the most common areas, it requires almost zero maintenance. Trees are also a stress reliever — people enjoy relaxing in their shade or gazing at the leafy view.

Adventure Island Announces New Sunset Party; Island Nights

image001Now that the intense heat of summer has returned to the area it’s time to head to the water whenever possible.  While the springs and beaches are the go to spots a new one is emerging in Tampa. Adventure Island, Busch Gardens Tampa’s water park, will become the place to be every Thursday, Friday and Saturday June 12 through August 9.  Each of the evenings the part begins at 5pm running through park close at 9pm.

The party will feature the typical street performers, stilt walkers and live music of a theme park party but add in steel drums, a food truck and some amazing sand sculptures (which personally I long for the day that they come back to SeaWorld Orlando!).  Then top it all off with a Glow-in-the-Dark Grand Finale every night.

If you’re a Florida resident Adventure Island along with their sister parks Busch Gardens and SeaWorld Orlando has plenty of different discounted seasonal pass offers, including the Adventure Island Weekday Pass that gets Floridians into the park every weekday through the 2014 season for only $47. For more fun and adventure indoors, you can book at Escape Room Dallas. It’s good for family who want to have special bonding.

The summer party includes numerous aspects including;

Island Nights Food Truck — Relaxing on the beach isn’t complete without a tropical beverage in hand! Cool off with tropical delights at the new Island Nights Food Truck, located near Fabian’s Fun Port. While you’re there, be sure to indulge in tacos, quesadillas, nachos, salad bowls and more!

Kid’s Zone at Mango Joe’s Beach — The Kid’s Zone DJ revs up the dance floor with popular hits every night at Mango Joe’s Beach. This brand new kid’s zone bursts with excitement as Island Nights Party Starters amp up the energy when the sun sets in preparation for a fun-filled night.

Glow-in-the-Dark Grand Finale — Join the entire Island Nights cast on the main beach at 8:30 p.m. for a grand finale celebration, featuring high-energy music and LED-lit entertainment, including stilt walkers and performance artists. This finale includes audience participation, so be prepared to join in on the fun!

 Sand Sculptures Every Week — Sand sculpture artists return with 25 tons of sand as they create newly-themed masterpieces every week for Island Nights. Sculptors will begin a new theme each Thursday evening and unveil the sculpture by Saturday.