Screening and hedging plants create peace and privacy, add value, and even reduce energy costs.
Over the past year, we’ve seen far more emphasis on providing peace, privacy and security, from people undertaking projects at home and from developers incorporating screening plants in property design.
Bamboo Park wholesale nursery and landscaping provider on the Sunshine Coast supplies landscapers, retail nurseries, developers and acreage owners with bamboos, natives, and tropicals.
One of the biggest demands is for instant privacy.
We grow a lot of bamboo and other plants ourselves, with more than 2,000 bamboo plants across many different species.
The population of the Sunshine Coast is forecast to grow to over 500,000 people by 2041, with an expected additional 217,230 dwellings according to Sunshine Coast Council.
The many benefits of using screening plants as a natural barrier for peace and privacy include reducing neighbourhood disturbance, and removing visible eyesores. Screening plants also provide a property with shade, enhance growing conditions for other plants, bring benefits for wildlife, and contribute to carbon sequestration.
With land prices in some areas of South East Queensland up by almost 30 per cent, according to residential property fund Oliver Hume, landscaping can add hundreds of thousands of dollars to a property’s value.
There can be immediate benefits of a well-designed garden with screening hedges, shade trees and landscaping. The right planting by windows which would otherwise be exposed to direct sunlight has been shown to decrease the need for home heating and air conditioning by up to 20 per cent.
In addition to adding hundreds of thousands of dollars to the value of a property, well-planned and maintained gardens become more beautiful – and valuable – as they mature.
Landscaping is one of the few home improvements with a triple benefit of immediately improving quality of life, adding value to a property, and actually seeing an increase in value over time.
According to research, good landscaping can add up to 28 per cent to a home’s overall value, says landscape economist John Harris.
Get in touch to find out which screening plants are right for your property:
Ed Wright, 0456 727 024.
Bamboo Park, 919 Yandina Coolum Road, Valdora, QLD 4561.