IMG_2494Let’s look at some of the statistics that prove that landscaping is beneficial.

Landscaping can add as much as 15% to the resale value of a commercial building and increase the speed of a sale by a little over a month.

So, just by spending 5% your home’s value on putting in a low-maintenance landscape, you could increase the value by 15%, and you could earn back over 200% of your landscape investment. Plus, your landscape will increase the look of your home and your quality of life. So, you can enjoy it, and it will come in useful when you try to sell the home.

If you select and put in the right plants, it can lower your cooling and heating costs by up to 20%.

Just a single tree shading an outdoor A/C unit can increase the efficiency by over 10%.

You can burn a significant amount of calories in 45 minutes of gardening. You could burn just as many calories as if you did 30 minutes of exercise. A single hour of weeding can burn several hundred calories (the same as bicycling, jogging, or walking at a moderate pace), and just pushing the lawnmower can burn as many as 500 calories in an hour (which is the same as a very active game of tennis).

Plants can really improve the air quality around your home. One tree can get a ton of carbon dioxide out of the air. Landscaping can help remove turf, shrubs, smoke, dust, and other pollutants as well.

Now that you know how landscaping can improve your quality of life, improve your home’s resale value, and help you burn calories, why aren’t you looking into landscaping right now? Don’t waste any more time. Landscaping can turn your life around!