May 14th

It’s no surprise that beautiful landscaping improves curb appeal and increases home values (by as much as 17%!). But in the era of physical distancing, homeowners’ green space becomes an even greater asset to home values as yards become a safe way to enjoy the outdoors, de-stress, and contribute to overall well-being.

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Beyond Curb Appeal: Why Yards Matter More Than Ever Before

Here are just a few reasons why yards are safe green spaces.

  • Improved quality of life. Researchers found that people living in neighborhoods with more birds, shrubs, and trees are less likely to suffer from depression, anxiety, and stress.
  • Support the environment. Grass plays a vital role in capturing dust, smoke particles, and other pollutants that harm people. Bees, butterflies, bats, and other wildlife rely on urban habitats.
  • Reduce energy costs. Planting the right living landscapes makes your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.
  • Safe place for kids & pets. Your family yard is your own safe green space to d-stress and relax away from others. Grass is tough enough to handle play from kids and pets, while cushioning falls.

Remember, getting outside in the era of physical distancing is more important now than ever before! Nature starts at your backdoor. Your yard supports birds, bees, butterflies, and other wildlife with habitat and food. Getting your feet in the grass, doing yard work, planting something, or simply watching the trees and wildlife are easy ways to get outside and de-stress. You can also assess your yard’s purpose and plan for needed improvements that might better support your family’s needs.

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