There really is gold in your grass! Not just on St. Patrick’s Day, but every day your lawn and landsacpe is healthy can add value to your home and our community.
According to Smart Money Magazine, a nice lawn and landscape added up to 11.3% to the value of a home. Money Magazine states that: “attractively landscaping your yard can be one of the most cost-effective ways to boost your home’s curb appeal.” And for businesses, greening of business areas increases price and draws customers to the businesses. A study in Boulder, Colorado neighborhoods showed that property values decreased by $4.20 for each foot away from a greenbelt.
LawnAmerica provides great jobs to 54 families, so we have a personal vested interest in caring for lawns and landscapes in the areas we serve. We are just a small part of growing industry though with tremendous economic benefits. According to a recent USDA-funded research project, the green industry provided the following benefits:
- $147.8 billion in output
- $64.3 billion in labor income
- $6.9 billion in indirect business taxes
- $95.1 billion in value added
Green spaces and healthy lawns and landscapes benefit us in so many other ways also. Environmental benefits of healthy lawns and landscapes include oxygen generation, soil erosion prevention, cooling or urban areas, and carbon dioxide absorption just to name a few. And then there is the aesthetics and physiological benefits that green spaces can provide.
So if you’ve not done so yet, make an investment in your lawn, by becoming a partner with LanwAmerica, and allow us to help you find some gold in your grass.