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Does Landscaping Increase a Home's Value?

It's a good question, and one that many homeowners ponder. Not only does curb appeal make a big impact on first impressions, it can make a positive impact when it comes time to sell your home. On average, every dollar invested in landscaping generates $1.09 to $1.50 return, depending upon a number of factors, including the neighborhood, size of the property and the extent of the landscaping. By comparison, when renovating a kitchen, you can expect a return on investment (ROI) of 93 cents for every dollar spent. If you're planning to sell your home soon, it doesn't require a huge investment. Make a big impact by adding shrubs and colorful potted plants. In addition, weed, mow, mulch and edge your lawn to maintain its beauty and attract home buyers.

According to Plant Something NH, "A well designed landscape not only adds beauty to your home, it can help cut your water use, improve your home’s comfort and lower your energy bills all year long." Learn more about how your landscaping can save you money with this Department of Energy's Energy Saver 101 Infographic: Landscaping.

If you love plants, you can remain confident that your investment and effort are contributing to the overall value of your home. Most importantly though, landscaping will increase your enjoyment for years to come.

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