Choose your landscaping project carefully. The value of landscaping is directly related to its permanence, yielding up to a 200% return on your investment. Some landscaping ideas to keep in mind:

Trees add the most value followed by flowering shrubs. Plants that need to be replanted every year or require excessive care and pruning hold the least value.

Keep your design unified and proportional to the size of your yard. An overpowering landscape may be attractive for a city park, but a turn-off to prospective buyers.

Cover the difficult areas. Bark chips, mulch and crushed rock are good solutions for the areas of the yard where its difficult to grow or mow the grass.