When the first warm week hits in the Northwest, the rush is on to get our sprinkler systems up and running. Healthy, green grass not only makes our homes look more beautiful, it's documented to increase their market value. According to TruGreen's Lawn Lifestyles National Survey, the majority of homeowners (79%) reported “having a healthy, green lawn contributes to the overall value of a home”; and homeowners (56%) said “when buying a home, a good lawn would warrant a higher price.” In fact, more than half of Americans surveyed (53%) said “the quality of the homeowner’s lawn can tell you a lot about the quality of the home overall."
While these statistics certainly encourage us to get our lawn into shape, The National Association of Realtors goes one step further to report that 71% of homeowners do purchase a home with a healthy, green lawn, and 72% purchase a home with well-maintained landscaping.
Curb apeal makes a huge difference in getting the top dollar for your home. Read tips at HouseLogic.com about how to get your lawn off to a healthy start for the summer. It's also fun to read about how many guinea pigs it takes to mow your yard. The animal mow calculator also tallies a number for sheep, chicken and cows. Just put in your yard size!