Did You Know?

Landscaping can not only improve the general appearance of your home and lawn by adding color and shade, but their many additional benefits you many not know. Small changes can lead to big improvements in the appearance and value of your property. We’ve put together a list of a few fun facts about the many benefits landscaping.

Landscaping can add between 7% and 15% to a home’s value – Gallup

Landscaping can bring a recovery value of 100% to 200% at selling time. In comparison, kitchen remodeling brings 75% to 125% recovery rate, bathroom remodeling brings a 20% to 120% recovery rate, and the addition of a swimming pool brings a 20% to 50% recovery rate. – Money Magazine

Landscaping can reduce air conditioning costs by up to 50%, by shading the windows and walls of a home. – American Public Power Association

Trees can reduce traffic noise by up to 50% and can mask unwanted noises with pleasant sounds. – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Trees can reduce temperatures by as much as 9 degrees Fahrenheit. – American Forests

By spending 5% of the value of your home on the installation of a quality, low-maintenance landscape, you could boost the resale value by 15%, earning back 150% or more of your landscape investment. – Smart Money Magazine

95% of the members of the Society of Real Estate Appraisers say landscaping adds to property value, while 99% agree landscaping increases speed of home sales. – Society of Real Estate Appraisers

*Turf Design Build/January 2014