Flowers… trees… the birds and the bees… whether it’s hiking in Griffith Park, paddle boating on Echo Park Lake, or hanging out at the Beach, we all love the taking advantage of the great outdoors. It’s why we live in LA! But for homeowners and owners of rental properties, we often underestimate the importance of the outdoor space we actually own – literally our own backyard! Sure, our great Los Angeles city parks are a huge benefit, but if you’ve ever dined Al-Fresco on a patio in the Elysian Hills overlooking Downtown, you can appreciate that having a well-conceived outdoor space is its own special kind of heaven. That’s why we’ve dedicated this article to the unsung hero of the quintessentially California indoor/outdoor lifestyle – the all important Gardener!
1. Curb Appeal.
In the housing and rental market, like in many aspects of modern life, perception is reality. The way your home appears from the outside has a huge affect on the quality of renters your property attracts. A well-manicured exterior goes a long way to appeal to quality tenants and is a cost-effective way to keep your rents competitive. Overall you can achieve higher income and return on investment for your rental units – in the long run, it really adds up!