Free landscaping pictures can be found on sites such as HouseLogic (associated with the National Association of Realtors), Architectural Digest and Houzz.com. These sites all offer free landscaping slideshows and information about how to design the perfect backyard space.
Beautiful landscaping does more than make a home look more attractive to its owners; it also increases its retail value when listed for sale. Landscaping makes up to 28 percent of the overall market value of the home, according to John Harris on HouseLogic. Many people find that they can increase the value of their home when they place it on the market with redesigned landscape solutions.
One of the most advocated additions to a backyard is the tree. While backyards should always be landscaped according to the homeowner's personal preference, trees can help reduce stress in a mere 5 minutes. They can also help people save on energy costs throughout the year since three trees can save as much as $100 to $250 a year. Outdoor lighting is a second popular landscape addition because it makes it possible to enjoy the space at night when many people want to unwind after a stressful day at work.