Whether you’re a homeowner, a renter, or investor and you have even a little bit of property, chances are that you can see the benefits of a nicely landscaped space. A well-designed landscape can take a space from “ow” to “wow” with just a bit of effort and care. Ideas 4 Landscaping is a resource that is targeted towards people who want to redesign their landscape but don’t know where to start. This Ideas 4 Landscaping review will help you decide if this is the right resource for you.
What is Ideas 4 Landscaping?
Ideas 4 Landscaping is marketed towards people who want to start redesigning their home’s landscape but don’t want to go the costly route of hiring a landscape designer or purchasing a custom landscape design. It offers more than 7,000 landscaping design photos along with videos and ideas on where to start with your landscaping. This resource is meant to save people money that they would otherwise spend on landscaping designers by teaching them how to do it themselves.
If you want volume, you’ve got it. Ideas 4 Landscaping offers 7,250+ pictures of various landscape types, from backyards to decks to driveways, to fountains, all in one space
Ideas 4 Landscaping organizes thousands of photos in 60+ categories of all types. These categories range from landscaping location (e.g. backyard, front yard), plant type (e.g. hedges, flowers), and by style (e.g. Japanese gardens), making it easy to find what you are looking for depending on what part of the landscape you would like to focus on or what kind of look you would like to achieve
- Quick Fixes
One of the things I personally found most appealing about Ideas 4 Landscaping was its offer of simple and affordable landscape upgrades to boost property value quickly, easily, and within a small budget. The resource boasts that most of its ideas can be completed within a weekend, which is great for those who don’t have the time to invest in elaborate landscaping projects
- Price Point
Ideas 4 Landscaping can be purchased for $27, which is not much in light of the amount of money landscaping costs. Even if you decided to go the DIY route, the amount of money you’d likely spend in materials (plants, stone/brick, other garden materials) would be considerable, so a $27 investment seems small if it offers even a little bit of help and guidance. If you were to go with a professional, a landscaping designer and/or purchasing a custom landscape design can cost thousands, so you would literally be spending less than one or two per cent of that cost on this resource
Ideas 4 Landscaping also comes with additional resources that are pegged on as bonuses to the initial purchase. These include additional videos and three extra resource books (one on landscaping secrets, another on energy saving, and the last on organic vegetable growing). If you’re interested in learning more about the bonuses offered, scroll down for more info
- Money-Back Guarantee
Ideas 4 Landscaping is offered with a 60-day money-back guarantee, meaning if you don’t like it, you can email the company/submit a ticket and get a refund. And even if you request a refund, you still get to receive the bonuses/add-ons free of charge.
If you’re the type to get easily overwhelmed and/or prefer to pick from just a few options, Ideas 4 Landscaping might not be for you. The database does, in fact, come with 7,000+ photos. Even if these are organized by various categories, this volume might not be for everyone. Some people prefer and would be willing to pay for the convenience of a landscape designer coming into the property and recommending the best plants and design for your specific property
- Price Point
Some may argue that $27 is too much. Why so? In the digital age, if you look long and hard enough, you would be able to source a lot of landscaping information all on your own using Google and other resources (e.g. Pinterest, home and garden blogs/websites, etc)
Ideas 4 Landscaping is a digital resource. All of the bonus material are also digital resources. Purchasers are able to print all the design ideas/materials, however the printing would be at their own cost. If you don’t necessarily like accessing this type of material digitally, are not very tech savvy, and/or prefer print material, than Ideas 4 Landscaping may not be for you
Who is it good for?
Ideas 4 Landscaping is a good resource for those interested in landscaping – whether beginners or those who are more experienced – and are looking for a variety of projects they could potentially try out.
It is also good for home sellers or people who are looking to increase the value of a property quick. One of the most appealing things about Ideas 4 Landscaping is that it offers weekend-length projects that are quick, simple, and affordable that will boost the look of your home. This is perfect for those who want to quickly realize an increase in curb appeal for the sale of their home, or even just homeowners who don’t have plenty of time or energy to undertake very involved landscaping projects.
A case against Pinterest
Anyone who knows me will know that I love Pinterest, HGTV and all magazines that are home and decor related. When I first saw Ideas 4 Landscaping, I thought it was a waste of money considering you could find probably 90% of this stuff online. What it all boils down to, however, is one question: How much is your time worth? For $27, Ideas 4 Landscaping will save you a heck of a lot of time combing through pictures online and in magazines that are not necessarily connected to the appropriate resources to complete a project.
The most frustrating thing is finding a perfect inspiration pin online, only to click through and find that it links to an ad for hair growth products.
The most appealing thing for me about this resource is how it offers step-by-step organized guides on how to get started with certain looks/feels and projects right away. I feel like my time is worth the small investment for this ease of access, especially when trying to turn things around quickly on my property in high-stress times such as resale.
And the added bonuses?
Ideas 4 Landscaping also throws in a number of bonuses. These bonuses include:
- 120 Premium Landscaping Videos
This bonus offers access to videos on a wide array of topics, including easy-to-follow step-by-step video instructions. This personally wouldn’t do much for me as I am not patient enough to watch a video tutorial. However, if you’re anything like my husband who is a visual learner and won’t purchase a product until he sees a review of it on YouTube, you would probably love this bonus. New videos are also added on a regular basis, which is a nice way to ensure your garden stays evergreen (har har)
- Landscaping Secrets Revealed Guide
This resource offers tips and tricks in addition to the Ideas 4 Landscaping database. It includes information such as what types of landscaping add the most curb appeal, how to select the right soil and plants for your garden, and weed control techniques. It’s basically offers the book knowledge to complement the designs you set in place from the Ideas 4 Landscaping database
- Save On Energy Costs – Green Home Guide
This guide offers a number of ways people can save money by making their home more energy efficient and green. This isn’t limited to landscaping alone, but also covers in-home suggestions. For a bonus, I think it’s not a bad resource to have. Why not save money and help the planet at the same time?
- How to Grow Organic Vegetables
This bonus is a beginner’s manual for creating and managing your own organic food garden. I love the concept of making your yard both beautiful and useful, and organic gardening is not only cost-effective (saving you dollars on your grocery bill), but healthier too.
So, is it worth it?
Have you ever undertaken DIY landscaping in the past? If so, how did it go? Let me know your landscaping experiences in the comments below.