Below are quick facts about the economic, environmental and social benefits of plants and landscaping according to the American Nursery and Landscape Association (www.ANLA.org):
Landscaping can add between 7% and 15% to a home’s value.
Source: The Gallup Organization
Landscaping can bring a recovery value of 100 to 200 percent at selling time. Kitchen remodeling brings a 75 to 125 percent recovery rate, bathroom remodeling a 20 to 120 percent recovery rate, and addition of a swimming pool a 20 to 50 percent recovery rate.
Source: Money Magazine
Landscaping can reduce air conditioning costs by up to 50 percent, by shading the windows and walls of a home.
Source: American Public Power Association
Trees can reduce bothersome noise by up to 50 percent and can mask unwanted noises with pleasant sounds.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Trees can reduce temperatures by as much as nine degrees Fahrenheit.
Source: American Forests
By spending 5% of the value of your home on the installation of a quality low-maintenance landscape, you could boost the resale by 15%, earning back 150% or more of your landscape investment.
Source: Smart Money Magazine, March 2003
95% of the members of the Society of Real Estate Appraisers say landscaping adds to property value, while 99% agree landscaping increases speed of home sales.
Source: Society of Real Estate Appraisers Study, 2003