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Posted On May 07, 2019
What do you love most about your home? A recent survey conducted on behalf of the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) suggests it may be your lawn. From the survey, 81% of Americans have a lawn or yard and 79% say that a lawn or yard is one of the most important features when buying or renting a home. A nice sized lawn ranked second behind a kitchen renovation, and the sentiment was shared by all generations.
Younger generations, like Millennials, put an even higher emphasis on having a nice lawn than their parents and grandparents. Among this age group, the lawn outranked even the kitchen renovation, a longstanding top feature. So, why does the lawn now top the list?
From the survey, 47% of respondents say they entertain guests in their yards at least once a month. 57% use the yard themselves for monthly recreation. 77% of respondents relax in their yard at least once a month. The upped interest in lawns and yards should not be surprising. Research shows that Americans all over the country are visiting public parks and playgrounds more often than indoor facilities like movie theaters. An increased interest in shared green space has likely led to Americans placing more value on their own backyards.
Whether you are considering selling your home, or just want to improve your yard for your own enjoyment, here are five ways to keep your lawn healthy.