Does landscaping really improve my home’s resale value?”

Does Landscaping Increase Home Value

“Does landscaping really increase my home’s resale value?”

“Some friends of ours recently sold their house for top dollar (which had a beautiful backyard). They recommended that we get a professional landscape design done to increase our house’s resale value. Does home landscaping really help it sell for top dollar?”

In today’s economy, it is natural for people to be eager to get as much value out of their property as possible.

But many home or property owners are pleasantly surprised when they learn that having a quality landscaping design done can quickly increase both their property’s resale value along with its aesthetics and functions.  

In fact, in an article at, landscape economist John Harris says “Good landscaping can add up to 28% to overall home value…”

Even taking your landscaping from just kind of okay to good, “in terms of design, condition, and placement, can add 6% to 7% to a home’s value”, according to a Clemson University study.

“Homeowners wanting to increase the value of their property will do well to consider the cost-effective return potential of quality landscaping, and to safeguard their investments by hiring licensed, professional landscape contractors to perform the work.”

According to the same Clemson University study, when you have a professional design and install your landscape, you can essentially recover 100% of your investment at resale time. Try doing that on Wall Street.

This means that with a professional landscape design, your home’s outdoor environment will not be more beautiful and comfortable but will also give you a very profitable return on your money – an investment that literally ‘grows’ the longer you own your house!

Here at Mountain View Landscaping and Design, we offer custom designs that can fit almost any size budget and any size property.

Each of our professional landscape designs include:

  • Conducting an on-site ‘walkthrough’ and evaluation of your property
  • Complete a detailed ‘Site Analysis’ of your needs, goals and desires
  • Perform a one-on-one consultation and review of our recommendations
  • Create of a printed CAD drawing or a 3D interactive landscape design
  • Professional recommendations for improving the value and comfort your property

Now that you know how much a quality landscaping design can actually increase the value of your home, if you would like to discuss your next landscaping project or get a free garden consultation, we invite you to > contact us here.