Does Lawn Care Add Value to Your Home?
Find out if It’s Worth the Investment
March 12, 2020
Everyone wants their lawn to look great, and we all probably want to have the greenest grass on the block, too. But, that pristine lawn can come with a price tag. Beyond self-enjoyment, does lawn care add value to your home? Read on to find out.
How Lawn Care Adds Value to Your Home
Do people judge books by their covers? Yes, even if you’ve been taught all your life not to. Your yard is like a book cover. It’s what greets guests when they come to your home and gives a preview of what might be inside. Is your lawn green with established shrubbery that’s well cared for? You likely have a well-maintained and established interior, too. Oppositely, is your grass unhealthy and is your landscaping minimal? People will expect to find that inside, too.
These impressions are especially important when selling your home. Studies find that a home with a beautifully landscaped lawn can sell for 5.5% to 12.7% more than comparable homes in the neighborhood. (While this is an impressive number, it is referring to homes with more than just a few flowers here and there.)
It comes down to a psychological phenomenon called the halo effect. The halo effect makes it so that perceptions of one quality lead to biased judgments of other qualities. They have beautiful landscaping, so their home is well cared for and is beautiful inside, too.
Lawn Care vs Landscape
There is a difference between lawn care and landscaping, though the two go hand-in-hand for improving the value of your home. Lawn care addresses the health of your lawn, and services range from aeration and seeding to weed control and tree and shrub care. Lawn care sets the stage for a green lawn, creating the canvas that can be beautified by landscaping. You can’t mask an unhealthy lawn with landscaping. Landscaping addresses the appearance of your lawn more so than the health of it, although many services also provide health benefits for your yard.
Learn even more about the differences between lawn care and landscape services.
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Your beautiful, manicured lawn and well-established trees start with lawn care services. From aeration and seeding to lawn pest treatments and lime applications, we provide lawn care services for homes and businesses Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. Our Green Lawn Program is a comprehensive plan to provides all the lawn care services your yard needs to thrive. We also offer our services a la cart so you can pick and choose based on your individual lawn’s requirements. Call us today at 888-581-5296 to learn more about this program and our other offerings.