As a green industry professional, you know landscaping provides more than just aesthetics. Landscaping increases property values, decreases utility costs and helps the environment in more ways than one- all which can result in a huge return on investment for property owners.
In fact, landscaping can add as much as 14% to the resale value of a property and speed up it’s sale by as much as 6 weeks!
Increase Home Values & Decrease Utility Costs with Landscaping
Even better is that if a homeowner spends 5% of their home’s value on quality, low maintenance landscaping, they can boost the resale value of their home by 15%. And if plant materials are chosen and planted properly, it can increase the efficiency of an A/C unit by 10% and lower home heating and cooling costs by as much as 20%.
On top of the financial perks, proper landscaping acts as a steward for a cleaner environment. One tree can remove 26 pounds of CO2 from the atmosphere annually, while it removes smoke, dust and other pollutants from the air. Plus, the front lawns of 8 houses provides the cooling effect of 70 tons of air conditioning.
Spread the Word About ROI of Landscaping to Customers and Prospects
These awesome facts and figures were collected by Alberta Arborists and displayed in the infographic below. Keep them in mind during your next sales call or renewal? They would look great on a door hanger or mailer too. And who knows, they may just push you’re client to plant that tree they’ve been thinking about for a while.
Do these facts, figures and ideas come up in your sales presentations? Or do you usually focus on aesthetics, costs, and the must-have maintenance items? Let us know in the comments section of this post.