Financial Benefits of Landscaping

A professional landscape designer will keep these financial benefits in consideration while creating your landscape design plan.

A well-designed landscape will cut your summer and winter energy cost dramatically, protect your home from winter wind and summer sun and help control noise and air pollution. (1)

Carefully positioned trees can save up to 25% of a household’s energy consumption. (1)

On average, a well-designed landscape provides enough energy savings to return your initial investment in less than 8 years. (1)

Research has shown that home price premiums increased 6 to 7 percent with a well-planned landscape. (2)

Landscaping can bring a recovery value of 100 to 200 percent to your home at the time of sale compared to 75 to 125 percent on a kitchen remodel. (3)

A quality, well-planned landscape installation could boost your resale value by 15%, earning back 150% or more of your landscape investment. (4)

A mature tree can often have an appraised value of between $1,000.00 and $10,000.00. (5)

95% of the members of the Society of Real Estate Appraisers say landscaping adds to property value, while 99% agree landscaping increases speed of home sales. (6)

83% of realtors believe that mature trees have a moderate to strong impact on the salability of homes listed for under $ 150,000.00; on homes over $250,000.00, this perception increases to 98%. (7)


(1)   Landscaping for Energy Efficiency, National Renewable Energy Laboratory.  

(2)   The effect of landscaping on home value. Virginia Cooperative Extension. Pub. 426-087, 2009.

(3)   Money Magazine

(4)   Smart Money Magazine, March 2003

(5)   Council of Tree and Landscape Appraisers.

(6)   Society of Real Estate Appraisers study, 2003

(7)   Arbor National Mortgage and American Forest.