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Landscaping by the Numbers: How Much Cash is in Your Grass?
by Staff
Landscaping is more than mowing. Much, much more. How much do you know about the money and resources that go into this vital homeowner activity?

Good landscaping work can improve the value of a home by what percentage?

  • around 5 percent
  • around 20 percent
  • around 2 percent

What percentage of United States homes have private lawns?

  • 80 percent
  • 45 percent
  • 25 percent

In percentage, how much higher in value are homes with excellent landscaping as opposed to those with just good landscaping?

  • about 7 percent
  • about 4 percent
  • about 10 percent

Great landscaping an increase the value of your home more than what other projects?

  • kitchen remodeling
  • bathroom remodeling
  • all of the above

How much value do property appraisers assign to mature trees in your yard?

  • between $300 and $660
  • between $1000 and $10,000
  • between $10,000 and $15,000

What's the average size of an American lawn?

  • 1/2 acre
  • 1 acre
  • 1/3 acre

Properly positioned landscaping can reduce air conditioning costs by as much as what percentage?

  • 10 percent
  • 50 percent
  • 28 percent

What percentage of real estate appraisers say quality landscaping adds to the sales appeal of a property?

  • 99 percent
  • 96 percent
  • 89 percent

Trees and other foliage can reduce traffic and other annoying neighborhood sounds by what percentage?

  • 10 percent
  • 20 percent
  • 50 percent

About how many tree trimmers work in the United States?

  • 45000
  • 35000
  • 30000

Americans spend how much annually on lawn care?

  • $15 billion
  • $40 billion
  • $4 billion

How much recovery value can landscaping potentially provide when you sell your home?

  • 20 to 30 percent
  • 40 to 50 percent
  • 100 to 200 percent

The EPA estimates how many gallons of gasoline are spilled each year while people are attempting to refuel lawn mowers?

  • 17 million gallons
  • 4 million gallons
  • 1 million gallons

A nicely landscaped patio can increase your home's value by what percentage?

  • 2 percent
  • 12 percent
  • 8 percent

Landscaping can account for what percenage of residential water usage?

  • 20 to 50 percent
  • 10 to 20 percent
  • 5 to 15 percent

How many Americans mow their lawns each weekend?

  • around 34 million
  • around 45 million
  • around 54 million

In California alone, how much water is used for landscaping purposes?

  • about 20 percent
  • about 30 percent
  • about 10 percent

In addition to rainfall, how much water do Americans annually shower onto their lawns?

  • 10,000 gallons
  • 20,000 gallons
  • 25,000 gallons

About how much do lawn mowers contribute to America's air pollution?

  • 5 percent
  • 2 percent
  • 6 percent

How many states in America anticipate having water shortages in the near future?

  • about 10
  • about 35
  • about 45