It is important to have a well-kept lawn and yard as well as well-planned landscaping ideas. New data from the home real estate company Zillow says outdoor infrastructure and landscape ideas can get sellers more. This includes things such as an outdoor kitchen, a fire pit or an outdoor fireplace. Sometimes they can get as much as 24.5 percent above asking price when selling their homes. With homes being worth, on average, $226,300 a well kept lawn can add tens of thousands dollars to the asking price (according to Zillow). These outdoor features can increase the value of a home directly, which means savvy homeowners can recover their cost of remodeling, and then some.
A good-looking and well-kept yard is just pleasant beyond the potential financial benefits. More than half of respondents in NALP’s survey said they spend time in their yards at least once a month; nearly half (47 percent) said they entertain there at least once a month. According to NALP
U.S. lawns even remove 5% of the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere!
If you spend all this time in their outdoor spaces, they probably want them to feel up-to-date and well-groomed. If that’s not enough to encourage anyone to pull out the lawnmower and clippers, perhaps knowing that when it comes to selling the house, a poorly maintained yard might actually lose them money is. And if even that doesn’t inspire some lawn care, perhaps it’s time to look at hiring a service for landscaping. (Later, you’re going to thank yourself.)