The benefits of landscape gardening are numerous and include a more aesthetically pleasing home, added curb appeal and increased property values. Moreover, a well designed backyard can be a focal point in any living room and can even be used as a place to entertain.Most prospective buyers these days look for an attractive landscaped backyard - a place they can relax in, or even apply their own landscaping ideas too. They add value and beauty, not to mention a sense of security and safety in the homeowner's home. Conversely, an unkempt garden makes people feel insecure and uncertain. A messy, overgrown garden has the same effect as a broken window: it can make the property look abandoned and not cared for. There are many ways to maintain your garden. Regular maintenance includes fertilizing, mowing, cleaning, watering and the occasional weed killer application. It is always recommended to have some form of a regular routine in place in order to keep the garden looking its best for those who enjoy gardening as a hobby. A professional landscaping company can perform all of the work for you if you lack the time.Landscaping can be as simple or as elaborate as the homeowner desires. Most homeowners are content to simply add a small garden border, flowers, shrubs and trees, along with some decorative plants. Others go so far as to have a fully functional garden complete with all the features the average home gardener only sees in brochures. The benefits of landscaping include the ease of maintenance and the ability to do what is necessary at any time of the year. No longer does a homeowner need to wait until spring to water the yard or plant the flower beds that are growing from seedlings. Many landscaping projects can be completed in the fall when temperatures are in the lower 40s and temperatures during the warmer months can be extremely comfortable.There are many different benefits of landscape gardening that every homeowner should consider. The benefits range from increased property value to the beautification of one's garden...to making your entire home look well kept and secure.