When it comes to return on investment (ROI) for your home, you might immediately think of the inside of your home, while it’s always a good idea to focus on the interior of your home, your landscaping is just as important. While it’s hard to pinpoint exact ROI numbers when it comes to landscaping, certain areas of your property are worthwhile investing in, especially hardscapes and other features. If you are thinking about improving your landscaping space, here are some areas you might want to consider that will have a positive impact on your property and improve your ROI.

Upgrade your driveway


A worn, old and cracked driveway is an eyesore and can seriously impact the first impression of your home. It’s often the first thing people see from the street and replacing it will instantly boost the curb appeal of your property. Post winter thaw, exposure to UV rays, temperature fluctuations, heavy loads, and moisture can all leave your driveway looking even more shabby so replacing it in the spring is ideal. Repairs and DIY patching might sound like an inexpensive and ideal solution but it will eventually wear out and can often be as costly as an entire replacement. Instead, consider a brick driveway. Brick is functional, durable, will compliment your property's style and makes a statement. At A.M. Woodland Outdoor Design, our professional team will work with your specific budget and goals to determine the right driveway that is not only welcoming but stunning!

Outdoor Structures


When it comes to your space are your fully utilizing it? Adding an outdoor structure such as a fireplace, wet bar, or pergola invites the indoors outdoors. A well designed structure is almost like an addition to your home and the perfect place to entertain guests or find a quiet spot to read. Structures can not only provide a comfortable shady area but a whole oasis to entertain and relax. If you can dream it, we can build it! An outdoor space can extend the seasons even more with features that will make you want to spend more time outdoors than in while adding seriously stunning curb appeal.

Lighting and Audio

When it comes to adding landscaping features, an often overlooked area is the lighting and audio, but these projects add a polished touch for any landscape design project and are well worth the investment. If you are planning on using your outdoor space to entertain, a well-thought out outdoor sound system will seriously impress your guests under the stars! Likewise, modern outdoor lighting can extend the time you spend together outdoors by adding ambiance and versatility right at your fingertips controlled through your smartphone. Perfectly placed lighting systems can accent your favorite tree, walkways, seat walls, or accent lighting throughout your landscaping. The possibilities are endless and are a great investment.

Gone are the days of a simple mulched yard with clean lines. Today homeowners are looking for more ways to extend the season outdoors by creating spaces to entertain and unwind. Give the design professionals at A.M. Woodland Outdoor Design a call at (847)224-2167 to set up a demo so that you can see for yourself the beauty and charm that a new outdoor project can have on your property!