LANDSCAPING RETURN ON INVESTMENT
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.
Society of Real Estate Appraisers Study (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.
A good Xeriscape will increase your property value by as much as 15%. Xeriscape can also reduce water and maintenance costs by up to 60%.
Landscaping is much more than pretty plants-a good landscape design can add 20 percent to the value of your property and save up to 25 percent in heating and cooling costs.
American Public Power Association
Landscaping can reduce air conditioning costs by up to 50 percent, by shading the windows and walls of a home.
Study by the University of Michigan and Clemson University
Consumers value a landscaped home up to 11.3% higher than its base price.
This Old House Magazine
As an investment, landscaping can increase the value of your property by as much as 20 percent – if it is done well.
By spending 5% of the value of your home on the installation of a quality low-maintenance landscape, you could boost the resale value by 15%, earning back 150% or more of your landscape investment.