11 outdoor projects to thrill homeowners

A joint survey by NALP and NAR identifies the projects that consumers are happiest with, and the ones that are most likely to help them sell their homes

landscape maintenanceLandscape maintenance

Joy Score: 9.5

Although more expensive than standard lawn care or tree care (landscapers estimated mulching, mowing, pruning and planting 60 new plants would cost $3,000), Realtors estimate that homeowners get back as much as they spend on landscape maintenance.

Realtors are even more likely to recommend their clients hire a landscaper maintenance provider than a lawn care service, with 74% of respondents saying they’ve suggested sellers hire a professional before selling their home. Seventeen percent said professional landscaping helped them close a sale on a home, more than any other outdoor project by a wide margin.

As for consumers, 75% said they had a greater desire to be home, and 59% said they’re happier at home after completing a landscape maintenance project.

Danielle Andrus

Editor, Colorado Builder Magazine

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