Alex Frezza is a third generation landscape designer who services Rockland County and Northern Bergen. He has had the good fortune of having a grandfather who apprenticed and mastered the trade in Europe and passed the old world skills down to his father who immigrated to South America. While in Argentina, Alex’s dad learned the Latin styles of hardscaping and landscaping & landscape design and passed both the European and Latin techniques and designs to his son. In 1991, Alex moved to the US where he studied the American techniques and design styles. He has completed over 40 seminars on landscape designs and techniques as well as design software. Every year he participates in 2-3 training seminars to keep his knowledge base current and his design skills sharp.
A review of research by Alex X. Niemiera, a horticulturist at Virginia Tech, found that a well-landscaped home had a significant price advantage over a home with no landscaping. That advantage ranged from 5.5 percent (in the Deep South) to 12.7 percent (in the North). That is $27,500 – $63,500 on a $500,000 home and $55,000 – $127,000 on a $1,000,000 home!
Bob Vila, in his article, “Landscaping: A Good Investment,” states that If you are considering selling, good landscape design can add up to 20% of value to your home. Make sure to follow these basic rules in order to get the best return on your investment.
Of course a well-landscaped yard with curb appeal is key to selling a home quickly. Whether you are hiring a landscape designer to help sell your home or if you just want your yard to be beautiful, it is a fact that it will significantly increase the value of your home. If done properly, it can actually give you a very nice return on your investment.
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Make your yard the talk of the town with TGW’s unique and beautiful landscape design, honed over three generations – call them at 845-369-9297 – you’ll be glad you did!