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.