Landscaping allows homeowners to utilize and enjoy as much of their property as possible for a variety of purposes: entertaining, gardening, living, and more. As a result, an estimated four out of five surveyed Americans reported that they keep their yards maintained or landscaped at all times. Unfortunately, not every homeowner has the time, the gardening experience, or the energy to create and plant a landscape design. Not every homeowner knows how to prune trees and shrubs. In these cases, it may be advisable to hire a professional landscaping service to bring your landscaping design ideas to life. However, doing so can also have unintended benefits: for example, did you know that professional landscaping can help increase a home’s value and sell properties?
There are an estimated 401,473 landscaping companies in the United States, employing around 888,426 people. Currently, this industry generates an estimated $74 billion in revenue every year and is continuing to grow: from 2009 to 2014, the landscaping business reportedly grew by 4.0% annually. Because of this success, it is now relatively simple to find landscaping services in your area. If you are thinking of selling your home, this fact is especially valuable: proper landscaping creates a well-maintained outer appearance that has the potential to attract more prospective buyers. Moreover, high quality landscaping has been shown to actually increase a property’s value, with realtors and gardening professionals estimating that landscaping can add 5 to 15% to a home’s selling price.
Whether you are a gardening maven or more the type who can’t figure out how to prune trees and shrubs, professional landscaping offers you and your property a number of benefits, especially if you are trying to sell your home. Professional landscaping helps homes appear more attractive to potential buyers and also increases property value, making it more likely that a home will sell. As a result, the average return on investment for landscaping projects in the United States is 258%. Take advantage of this opportunity to increase your home’s value and potentially sell your property: contact a landscaping company near you.