Osborn Pacific Group Inc. recognizes an attractive landscape starts with a landscape plan. It provides direction for increasing the aesthetic, economic, functional, and environmental value of a residence. A well-conceived landscape design, properly installed and well maintained, adds value to a property and enhances the quality of life.
Residential clients benefit from Osborn Pacific Group's comprehensive analysis and study of each site to ensure the following:
- An attractive landscape is aesthetically valuable because it adds beauty or is pleasing to the senses. The visual beauty of a home and property can be enhanced through creative landscaping
while undesirable features can be downplayed. The sounds that
a landscape offers, like a breeze rustling the leaves in the
trees or the sounds of birds or of water splashing in a fountain,
enhance the aesthetic qualities of your home environment.
- The well-thought out landscape adds economic value to your home and property. The value of a home can be increased by as much as 6 to 15 percent as a result of an improved landscape. The landscaping enhances the "first impression" a home makes on visitors and/or prospective buyers. However, the landscape is not the most valuable feature of the property; the house is. The function of the landscape is to enhance the beauty and therefore the economic value of the house.
- Thoughtful landscaping can also reduce energy bills by buffering seasonal temperatures. In addition, trees and shrubs can be used to reduce wind speed,
making an outdoor living area more comfortable.
- Landscaping offers a special functional value, too. Well-placed trees, shrubs, turf, and construction features increase the potential use of the property. A little shade in the right place, a little sun in another, a place for the kids to play, a private patio, pool, or deck--all add to the enjoyment of being outside and increase the usable area of your home environment