A recent study found that having high-quality landscape compared to average landscaped home increases the sales price of the home by 5.7 percent. This number jumped to a 10.8 percent increase in the value of a home when comparing an excellent quality landscape to an average landscape. Realtors report that curb appeal that comes with quality landscaping can not only increase sale price but significantly shorten the time your home is on the market. Curb appeal is also important for your property, and nothing makes it more enticing than incredible landscaping and gardens surrounding it.

Another benefit is properly designed landscapes with correct tree and shrub placement can provide cooler temperatures and reduce energy costs.

To see the results from a study by the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) and the National Association of REALTORS® click here.