Americans value nice yards, NALP research shows

May 18, 2015 -  By

2015-lawn-survey-graphicAmericans still love their yards. In May, a study conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) found that a majority of people, 90 percent, value having a well-maintained yard. Furthermore, the study found that 83 percent of people think it’s important to have a yard, and 75 percent of people value time spent outside in the yard.

According to the survey, the majority of homeowners, 71 percent, do not just think it’s important to maintain their own yards. These respondents also feel its important for neighbors to have well-maintained yards.

Though the majority feels it’s important to maintain a yard, just a third of respondents who have a yard strongly agreed that they have the knowledge and skills to keep their lawn and plants healthy and looking good. The majority, 67 percent, thinks professional landscape help would allow them to have nicer yards.

“Our members dedicate their lives to helping homeowners keep their yards and outdoor spaces healthy and inviting,” said NALP CEO Sabeena Hickman. “The survey results show how deeply Americans value their yards and value professional help to maintain it.”

The survey was conducted online among 2,034 adults in the United States. Harris Poll used its QuickQuery omnibus product to complete the survey.

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