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What’s essential when investing into your garden

Investing in garden design can result not only in more personal style, relaxation and joy, it can seriously add up to increasing your property’s value. We’re summarising some fun information from the Internet and HouseLogic here.

 28%  is the percentage, good garden design can add up to your property value, according to landscape economist John Harris.
6 – 7%is the percentage your property value increases when you develop your garden from “good” to “excellent” in regards to design and condition, study by the Clemson Univ., Greenville, S.C.
$207is the annual benefit a Beverly Hills 24 inch (diamater) maple adds in terms of storm water runoff, pollutant prevention, CO2 reduction, energy savings and windbreak, acc. to the American National Tree Benefit Calculator.
$2,562is the total value of a 15.75-inch (!) silver maple, acc. to Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service in Indiana.
$9,000is the value trees with a 100 feet canopy added to the sales price of neighboring (!) houses, acc. to a Portland, Ore. study.
3is the number of corrctly placed trees which will save you between $100 and $250 a year in energy costs, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
15% is the percentage a shade tree can reduce your heating bills
75%is the percentage a shade tree can reduce your air conditioning bills
5is the number of minutes you need to look at a tree to profit from a “significant recovery from stress” according to a Texas A&M University study
$3,000is the price of maintaining 1 acre over 20 years – if planted with native plants
$20,000is the price of maintaining 1 acre over 20 years – planted with non-native turf grass (study by Applied Ecological Services Inc., a Wisconsin ecological consultancy)
$500 to $5,000is the increase of property value a “generous assortment of lovely Saguaro and other native cacti” add in Mesa, AZ, according to Realtor Cathy Joyce
41% is the percentage of home buyers who find outdoor lighting “essential;” (most wanted outdoor features in “What Home Buyers Really Want”)
49%is the percentage of home buyers who find outdoor lighting “desirable;” (most wanted outdoor features in “What Home Buyers Really Want”)
5% to 15%is the percentage some insurance companies give discounts on home insurances if garden illumination is installed