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Homeowners say their yards are important

By Mike Wheatley | May 22, 2015

Don't underestimate the importance of a beautiful yard to home owners and their neighbors. 84 percent of adults say that the quality of a home's landscape and yard would affect their decision on whether to purchase a home or not, according to a new survey of more than 2,000 adults conducted by the National Association of Landscape Professionals.

The majority of Americans want to live amid nice landscaping. The survey found that 91 percent of Americans believe it is important to live in close proximity to trees, grass, or nice landscaping. Midwesterners are the most likely to rate the importance of landscaping the highest (at 94%), followed by the West (89%) and Northeast (87%). Homeowners with trees in their yard are recommended to do regular tree pruning to maintain the health and appearance of their trees. On the other hand, if the trees are unhealthy and no longer contribute to the value of your property, it may be time to get rid of them with the help of a tree removal company.

"Across the board, the survey reveals that Americans deeply value surrounding natural elements and yards where they can spend time outside their homes," according to the National Association of Landscape Professionals.

Eighty-four percent of home owners surveyed said that it is important to have their yard well-maintained, and 71 percent also say it's important for their neighbors to have well-maintained landscapes as well. But the survey finds that only 33 percent of Americans say they believe they have the knowledge and skills to keep their lawn and plants healthy and appealing.

2015 lawn survey graphic

Mike Wheatley is the senior editor at Realty Biz News. Got a real estate related news article you wish to share, contact Mike at [email protected].
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