The Realities of Gravity and Cheap Prices

Posted March 12, 2013 in Blog, General, Landscape Design

“The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of a low price is forgotten.” — Benjamin Franklin.

 When hiring a home improvement contractor, there are three factors to consider: quality, service and cheapest price.
 Of these three options you can only pick two, never three.
 If you want the best price, you will have to give up either great service or quality. If you choose great quality and service, you can’t have the cheapest price. It’s a law of nature, and like gravity, no one is immune to it.
 4502599949_054e4b5e09_bBut it turns out that spending money to have quality landscaping work done is money well spent. Alex X. Niemiera, a horticulturist at Virginia Tech, found that homes that were well landscaped had 5.5% to 12.7% higher prices than homes that had no landscaping. For a $300,000 home, that means an additional $16,500 to $38,100 in price. But you can’t just slap some flowers in the ground and call it a day. Niemera’s research found the No. 1 thing that buyers are looking for in landscaping is a well thought out design.
 That’s where MasterPLAN Landscape Design & Installation comes in.  “I build value into my projects by bringing to the table my  long-term design approach,” said Joshua Gillow, owner of MasterPLAN.
 When you hire Gillow, you are hiring the knowledge and tools he has cultivated in his 16 year career as a landscape designer. By pairing the latest in 3-D technology with his gifted artistry, Gillow can create a lifelike computer model that will show you what your dream backyard will look like, plus give you the necessary steps to make the dream a reality.
When you are ready to add value to your home and, in the meantime, enjoy your new outdoor living space, reach out to MasterPLAN!  Our biggest reward is a happy client!

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