Landscape Curb Appeal And Real Estate Value
Realtors estimate that over 95 percent of the people who are out shopping for a home won't even get out of their cars if the house doesn't have “curb appeal.”With so much emphasis on decreasing property values and foreclosures, it helps to know where to spend one's money. Apparently, good landscaping can increase the value of a homeowner's property by up to 15 percent, according to research done by the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET). A landscape architect, designer or contractor can offer the expertise to design and install landscaping that would end up recouping 100 to 200 percent of the seller's initial investment.
Editor's note: Not a bad investment for your money. I've been saying this for more than 30 years. BUT. The real benefit is the self esteem from having a home which is a delight to live in because of the beauty of nature in your own landscape.