What do you love about your backyard? What makes your yard AWESOME?

The financial significance of proper lawn care is no more evident than when comparing home sales and homes with and without good landscaping and curb appeal.

Average Increase: $15,050 - $32,250

Landscaping is a great way to increase your home's value, comparable to a new kitchen or bathroom renovation. According to the U.S. Homeowners Landscaping, Lawn Care and Tree Care Survey, conducted by the Gallup Organization, landscaping can add between a 7% and 15% increase to your home's value.

Average Increase: $8,600 - $22,016 A study at Clemson University confirmed these findings, comparing equivalent homes with "excellent", "good" and "average" landscaping.  The homes with "excellent" landscaping expected a sale price 6-7% higher than the lawns with a "good" rating.  Similar results showed that homes with "good" landscaping improved sale value by 4-5% versus homes with an "average" rating.

82% percent of realtors who have lost a sale because of bad exteriorsREALTORS® all over the country are suggesting that their clients improve the look of the their landscaping.  Even if your home is perfect on the inside, a bad view from the outside can literally turn people away. An amazing "82% of surveyed agents have had potential buyers decline to look at the interior of a home due to its exterior appearance," according to the survey Real                                              Estate Agent Community Trends (REACT)

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