According to the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET), the nation’s premier landscaper association, besides adding to your overall satisfaction and enjoyment of your home, quality landscaping and proper lawn care can increase the value of your home by 15 percent. Your landscape is one of the first things visitors and prospective buyers [or renters] notice when they see your house. Realtors estimate that 95 percent of home shoppers will not even get out of their car if the house lacks “curb appeal.” You are proud of your home, and you love your landscape. And like many homeowners, you probably like taking care of your own property. But there are some projects where hiring a qualified professional landscaper makes sense.
If you understand the importance of giving your investment(s) an admirable landscape and want to get started, we recommend reading PLANET's 10 steps for hiring the right landscaper: