The Benefits of Quality Landscaping

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Would you like to have a nicer yard? Have you considered having a professional landscape designer create a unique and beautiful outdoor space for you?

A recent Harris Poll survey was conducted on behalf of the National Association of Landscape Professionals. The results of this survey showed that 67% of people in the United States agreed that they would have a nicer yard if it was professionally landscaped, and 47% indicated that they wished their house was professionally landscaped.

Do you own or manage commercial offices? Research conducted by the University of Washington found that when these buildings were surrounded with high-quality landscaping, higher rental rates were being charged. It’s interesting to note that these rates were 7% higher than their counterparts.

It’s been shown that property values can increase up to 12% when they have high-quality landscaping. When homeowners are planning to put their houses on the market, almost 90% of real estate agents will recommend that they invest in landscaping prior to doing so. When homeowners invest even 5% of a house’s total value on landscaping, they can potentially receive up to a 150% return on this investment.

If you’re looking for a few tips, you may be interested to know that when you strategically plant shrubs and trees around your property, it can save on your energy usage and costs. Savings of up to 25% are possible because air conditioning and fuel costs are both reduced. Deciduous trees, for example, are able to block the sun’s rays during the summer and other warm periods throughout the year. Since these types of trees are able to block 60% to 90% of the sun’s rays, this helps maintain cooler temperatures in a home.

The current trend for 92% of homeowners is to plant vegetation that is native to their area. This includes both annuals and perennials. Other homeowners are choosing hardscapes, such as pavers and stone to create walkways, retaining walls, and patios.

Whether you’re planning to hire a landscape architect, handle it yourself, or both, you’ll need a variety of landscape supplies. Shrubs, trees, mulch, and other landscape supplies can be readily purchased so that you can create a beautiful landscape design.

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