A nicely landscaped property can increase the value of your home by 15%, allowing owners to recoup 100-200% of
their investment at selling time. This compares with the investment recovery rates for kitchen remodeling
(75-125%), bathroom remodeling (20-120%), swimming pool additions (20-50%).
Source: Money Magazine,
As an investment, landscaping can increase the value of your property by as much as 20% – if it is done well.
Source: This Old House magazine, April 2003
The Wall Street Journal reported that landscape investments are recovered fully, and sometimes
doubled, via increasing real estate values.
According to a joint study by Clemson University and the University of Maryland,
potential home buyers will pay up to 11.3% above the asking price for homes with thoughtfully-designed landscaping.
Landscaping can add between 7-15% to a home's value.
Source: The Gallup Organization, 1997
U.S. Homeowner Landscaping, Lawn Care & Tree Care Survey.
"Appropriate, well-designed landscaping increases in value
over time. With landscaping, value is directly related to size and
Source: Landscaping Makes Cents, Frederick
Campbell & Richard Dube Story
According to Money Magazine (May 2003), spending on landscape design and
installation has more than tripled in the past five years, hitting $14.3 billion in 2002.
And no wonder–it offers the best return on investment of any home improvement you can make.