Increase the Value of Your Johannesburg Property with the Help of Professional Landscapers

Are you on the fence about putting your Johannesburg property on the market, or are you just dipping your toe in the water? While it is no secret that 2017 was a bad year for South Africa’s property market, from growing reports of state capture, lack of economic growth, and downgraded credit ratings to a severely affected currency, 2018 is forecasted to be the best year of the last four or five.

Notwithstanding Cape Town’s blue-chip Atlantic Seaboard, Johannesburg is one of South Africa’s most exclusive residential addresses on the African continent. With property prices escalating, there has never been a better time to capitalise on its value. While many sellers tend to invest in enhancing their interior before going to market, many forget how valuable their landscape can be.

A huge part of your home that speaks volumes about your lifestyle, your outdoor space is an influential piece of real estate that can easily increase the value of your property by up to 20%, and it can also accelerate the buying process by as much as six weeks. In fact, ask any real estate developer and they will all tell you that if you are looking for a good ROI, you will find it in your landscape. As one of the leading landscapers in Johannesburg, we have some brilliant tips to increase your property value even more.

“When people ask how they can get strong interest in their property, we always tell them to fix up their landscaping.” ~ National Association of Realtors

Curb Appeal is a Property Calling Card

Did you know that your front outdoor space is the first thing that buyers see and judge as they pull into the driveway? Your front outdoor space must reflect well, and landscapers would agree that few things look more polished than a rolling green lawn edged to perfection. You can achieve this by making sure to edge along your driveway, your sidewalk and around your pathways. When buyers see this, they immediately get the impression that the rest of the property is just as polished and immaculate.

An Entertainment Area is a Must

Did you know that by installing an entertainment area with an outdoor kitchen and pit fire, you can further raise your property’s value by another 12.4%? If there is one thing that South Africans love more than rugby, it is to braai and to entertain. Whether local or international, today’s buyers are after a lot more than just a big house with high walls, CCTV cameras and an alarm system. If you are looking for a way to clinch a deal, then forget your interior and focus on an outside entertainment area fitted with a braai area, an outdoor kitchen, a pergola and a swimming pool, and you have yourself a winning deck.

Windy Willows Can Increase the Value of Your Property

While there are many benefits to having a beautifully polished and functional outdoor space, it would not be possible without the expert assistance of professional landscapers. Situated in the heart of Johannesburg, only ten minutes from Northgate Shopping Centre, you will find one of one the leading garden nurseries and landscapers in Johannesburg.

At Windy Willows, not only do we stock over 200 varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials, groundcovers, and selected herbs, but we also offer an exceptional portfolio of our landscaping services to both homes and businesses throughout Johannesburg and Pretoria. Whether you want to develop your outdoor space for family use or you are looking for landscapers to help you increase your Johannesburg property’s value, call us today for an evaluation and quote.

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Eco-Friendly Garden Landscaping Ideas Guaranteed to Transform Your Outdoor Space

Are you looking to transform your outdoor space into an eco-friendly retreat? With summer on its way out and with winter on the horizon, if there is one thing we have learned over the summer months, it is that water should be used sparingly. If you are looking to transform your outdoor space into an eco-friendly sanctuary, then you are going to love our low maintenance garden landscaping ideas.

Replace Your Lawn with a Functional Space to Entertain

Unless you have turned your back outdoor space into a mini-golf course – do you really need all that green lawn? Make no mistake about it, your outdoor space is a prime piece of real estate, and there is no better garden landscaping idea than to ditch the lawn and turn it into an entertainment area with a fire pit and a pergola. One of the reasons we love pergolas so much is that they also give climbing plants a structure to grow on. Whether you like granadillas, jasmine, grape vines, climbing roses or sweet peas, these eco-friendly low-maintenance climbers can transform your garden into something productive, inspirational, and beautiful.

Add Drama, Security, and the Illusion of Space with Outdoor Lighting

Topping the list as the most wanted garden landscaping feature, both back and front, outdoor lighting plays an integral role for security reasons, adding drama to nights spent outside, and making your outdoor space appear bigger. A sought-after feature that brings many benefits, whether it is solar, which is ideal in today’s economic climate, or electrical, spotlights can also be useful when placed in trees, on walls, or along pathways

Maximise Space with Vertical Wall Planting

In an economic climate where fresh produce has almost doubled in price overnight, a vertical wall garden is perfect for those that want to grow their own herbs and vegetables but don’t have space. Find a wall that gets 50% sun and 50% shade and attach planter boxes with hooks into the wall. In fact, you can fill your entire wall with planter boxes, just make sure you leave at least half a meter between each box, width and length. What we love about this landscaping idea is that when you water the top boxes, the water trickles down into the planter boxes below. It is important to note that while herbs can be planted throughout the year, certain vegetables will only grow during the summer months or the winter months, so choose where you plant the vegetables carefully.

Today, there are so many eco-friendly ways of enjoying your front and back outdoor space without having to splurge on water or take up space. We have entered into a time where water has become dangerously scarce, and if you haven’t started turning your front- and backyard into a sustainable space, then now is the right time to do it.

Should you need help with getting your front and back outdoor space eco-friendly ready, turn to Windy Willows in Johannesburg. Not only can we provide you with the right water-wise plants and trees, but we can also build an outdoor entertainment space that can be used through every season of the year.

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Water-Wise Ground Covers for Protecting Soil

One of the country’s biggest problems right now is the fact that the Western Cape is in the midst of a serious water crisis. Not only is each individual limited to 50 litres of water a day, but the days of green polished lawns with lush rose gardens are long gone. Predictions from climate change suggest that even more trying conditions can be expected, and that the likelihood of water demands exceeding supply in Gauteng is not far from being a reality, just like the city of Cape Town.
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Evergreen Trees for Sale: How They Can Benefit Your Landscape

The new buzzword on everyone’s lips this year is “water-wise”. With the Western Cape in the midst of one of the worst droughts ever recorded in South African history, provinces throughout South Africa are finally waking up to the fact that water is a valuable commodity, and no province is immune to the possibility of drought. Whether you reside in the Western Cape, KwaZulu-Natal or Gauteng, if you are looking to create a sustainable, water-wise garden, then start with evergreen trees.
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Brighten up Your Garden with a Wonderful Range of Plants for Sale in Johannesburg

Have you ever walked passed a nursery and saw the most beautiful colourful blooms, but thought that there is no way you can afford to buy these beauties? To put it to you simply, this labour intensive beautiful, colourful blooms have probably taken many full moons of TLC to get it to this size, so if you can afford it, buy it because it is worth it!
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The Top Most Affordable and Inspiring Garden Landscaping Ideas for 2018

Are you looking to design your dream home landscape? Lucky for you, when it comes to gardening ideas of 2018, we’ve compiled some affordable and inspiring landscaping ideas that are sweeping South African homes by storm. While setting up a colourful rose garden, installing a super flashy water feature and an over-scaled chess game, will make an unforgettable impression (if you happen to live in the swanky suburb of Sandhurst), our simple, affordable and inspiring landscaping ideas are not only guaranteed to spice up your home, but they also add significant value to your property.
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Plants for Sale at Low Prices

Lower Priced Plants Under Windy Willows’ Shade Cloth Canopies

There’s an oft used saying: “Everyone (or everything) has its price”. This saying is usually used to denote that virtually everything may be sold, providing that the price is sufficiently high or high enough to ensure that the conclusion of the sale is completely irresistible to a reluctant seller. Continue reading

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Plant Nurseries in Johannesburg

A First-Class Plant Nursery, Well-Rooted in Johannesburg

An internet search, using keywords like “plant nurseries Johannesburg”, quickly reveals that there are numerous such nurseries listed; prominently among them, you’ll find our Johannesburg wholesale plant nursery – Windy Willows. Continue reading

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Ground Cover Plants

Generous Characteristics of Ground Cover Plants

For decades or longer, people have been using all types of covers for untold numbers of reasons and purposes. For instance, car covers ensure that the vehicle is kept neat, attractive and dust-free, keeping the body and paintwork protected from the elements. Swimming pool covers prevent children from coming to harm by drowning, minimise the time and effort spent on pool maintenance and the costs thereof, while preventing water evaporation. The question now is: what will ground cover plants do for your garden? Why should you plant these low growing species? Continue reading

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Plant Nursery Johannesburg

Time to Purchase Wholesale Nursery Plants

The final days of 2017 are drawing ever nearer, a time when most people take their annual leave. It is also the perfect time to get stuck into your garden, either putting in new plants, replacing those that are past their prime, relocating plants that don’t mind being moved and need a new spot, or tidying up in general. Continue reading

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