Property Value

A professionally landscaped property is not only a great investment, but can typically yield a return greater than that of a professional kitchen or bathroom renovation.   First impressions are everything and have a tremendous impact on the overall valuation of your home.  In fact, many industry leaders recommend investing 10% of your home’s value in landscaping.  Studies have shown that professional landscaping provides the highest return on investment of any type of home improvement.

 

 

 

  • Trees are a great investment in a landscape design, rising in value as soon as they are planted.  Trees can add values anywhere from five to twenty percent.
  • Landscape investments are fully recovered, and sometimes doubled, via increasing real estate values.  Wall Street Journal
  • Landscaping could add up to fifteen percent to a home’s value.  National Association of Realtors president Walt McDonald of Riverside, CA says “When people ask me how they can get strong interest in their property, I always tell them to fix up their landscaping.”  SmartMoney
  • Spending on landscape design and installation has more than tripled in the past five years, hitting $14.3 billion in 2002.  And no wonder, it offers the best return on investment of any home improvement you can make.  Money Magazine
  • In a recent Gallup research project, homebuyers revealed they think landscaping adds 14.87 percent to a home’s selling price

Having a well designed landscape plan that incorporates both “softscaped” and “hardscaped” elements is key to both an increase in curb appeal and property value.   But even if you aren’t thinking of selling for a while, what’s better than having your very own oasis without having to look any further than your own backyard?  Give us a call today!