Landscaping does more than benefit the environment and make your yard a special place to enjoy. It can also add to the resale value of your home. In fact, the Gallup Organization estimates that landscaping can add between 7% and 15% to a home’s value. There exists a direct correlation between the price paid for a home and the influence of landscaping in the buying decision. In addition, Money Magazine reports that landscaping has a recovery value of 100% to 200% if it is well done and harmonizes with the environment. This is higher than the recovery value for a remodeled kitchen or bathroom. Furthermore, trees, shrubs and other plants aid in reducing noise around your home, protect your house from chilling winds and reduce the costs of heating and cooling. Not only can you reap maximum financial reward from a well landscaped yard, but you get to enjoy the added beauty and character!