Tag: yard

Landscapers and Retailers to Promote Insect-Reduction Products and Services

"More peo­ple are becom­ing ill with dis­eases car­ried by ticks and mos­qui­toes, bit­ing pests that arrive with warmer weath­er, says Con­sumer Reports. The annu­al num­ber of these infec­tions, such as Lyme dis­ease and West Nile virus, report­ed to the Cen­ters for Dis­ease Con­trol and Pre­ven­tion more than tripled between 2004 and 2016 in the U.S. But before you spray your yard with pes­ti­cides, opt for effec­tive yet less dras­tic meth­ods."

A 10% Landscaping Investment Increases Appraised Home Value

The Appraisal Insti­tute, the nation's largest pro­fes­sion­al asso­ci­a­tion of real estate apprais­ers, today encour­aged home­own­ers to pay close atten­tion to their property's land­scap­ing as it could have a major impact on val­ue. In fact, a well-landscaped home can add approx­i­mate­ly 6 to 13% in val­ue com­pared to a prop­er­ty with no land­scap­ing, accord­ing to one source.