TAG: homeowners

Americans value nice yards, NALP research shows

May 18, 2015By

Americans 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... read more

Houzz & Home Survey shows boost in renovations

June 6, 2014By

Houzz unveiled findings from its third Houzz & Home Survey, including homeowners are optimistic about the housing market, which is driving renovations. The annual study covers historical and planned projects, the motivations behind these projects and the impact of the economy on home remodeling, building and decorating plans. The research yielded data at the national, regional and metropolitan area level,... read more

Study shows lawn care is key for home buyers, sellers

April 4, 2013By

Homeowners believe their yards will either help or hurt them in getting top dollar for their house this home-buying season, TruGreen’s Lawn Lifestyles National Survey of America shows. Seventy-nine percent of the homeowners asked agree that “having a healthy, green lawn contributes to the overall value of a home” and 56 percent of the homeowners surveyed said “when buying a... read more

Expanding into new turf

January 1, 2010By

In 1976, Robert Craft was looking for ways to expand his small sod farm business in Foley, AL. A builder in nearby Mobile hired him to lay a ribbon of sod around a subdivision’s four model homes and sprig their yards. “I went to the developers and said, ‘I’ll give you the grass to sod the front yard of these... read more

More than a third of U.S. homeowners will use professional lawn service in ’09

April 6, 2009By

YONKERS, NY — The weather is warming up and lawn owners are hitting the turf once again in hopes to create the perfect lawn. According to the latest lawn care poll by Consumer Reports National Research Center, nearly half (43%) of adults plan to spend more time in their outdoor space this year compared to last year, and only five... read more