Landscapers’ lawn care services aren’t only great for your yard, but for your home’s value, as well. Here are a few things you might not know about landscaping.
Lawn services can add up to 28% to your overall home value. - Believe it or not, lawn services can actually add over a full-quarter to your overall home value. If your home is worth $272,900 — the average value of a home in 2010 — then good landscaping will add up to $76,412 to your home’s value. Not bad for the cost of lawn services, is it?
Trees can help you trim your energy bill down to size. - Planting trees in your yard pays off. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, just having three properly placed trees can save you between $100 and $250 a year in energy costs. What’s more, having shade trees and wind breaks can help you reduce your winter heating bills by 15% and air conditioning needs by 75%.
Good landscaping can help you sell your house a lot faster. - The typical time it takes to sell a house in a high demand market at a good time is about 10 to 21 days. That’s pretty fast, but it’s also a rare case. The majority of homes (53%) take at least three months to sell and at most seven months. In fact, nine percent of homes — nearly one in 10 — sell in seven months. That is a long time. However, having good landscaping can speed a home’s sale by as much as six weeks, and time is money, after all.
The fact of the matter is that landscaping is an investment, and a smart one at that. If you have any questions about the value lawn services can add to your home, feel free to share in the comments.