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The Many Benefits of Landscaping

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Research has shown that there are many benefits to planting and landscaping.  The American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA) recently detailed some of these on their website.  They include:

* Landscaping can add between 7% and 15% to a home’s value.

* Landscaping can bring a recovery value of 100 to 200% at selling time.  Kitchen remodeling brings a 75 to 125% recovery rate, bathroom remodeling a 20 to 120% recovery rate, and the addition of a swimming pool a 20 to 50% recovery rate.

* Landscaping can reduce air conditioning costs by up to 50% by shading the windows and walls of a home.

* Trees can reduce bothersome noise by up to 50% and can mask unwanted noises with pleasant sounds.

* Trees can reduce temperatures by as much as 9 degrees Fahrenheit.

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

* 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.

* People heal faster in a hospital when they can see landscaping, and children focus better in school when they are around plants.

These are just a few of the many known benefits of landscaping.  So why are you waiting – - give us a call at the Nursery (920-788-1051), or better yet, stop in and allow us to help you create not only financial value but also “The Yard of Your Dreams”.  Be it one tree or a full front landscape, now is the time to start!