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The Effect of a Dead or Dying Lawn on Your Home’s Value


Location, location, location. According to real estate experts, the number one price point of your home’s value is the location. And once you get potential buyers to your home, the second biggest selling point of your home is the curb appeal.

According to a recent report by the internet site, HouseLogic, “Landscaping is the first thing that potential buyers see, and it reflects well — or poorly — on other homes in the neighborhood.” Let’s face it, if a home’s landscape is kept up, that is a good indication that rest of the home is kept up. Pride of ownership is important for the sale of your home, and you can’t go wrong by investing some money to increase the curb appeal and chance that someone may want to purchase your home.


Landscape economist, John Harris, predicts that “Good landscaping can add up to 28% to overall home value.” With home prices these days hitting all-time highs, that is a huge return on your investment.

In California, we are under strict drought regulations, and watering the front and back lawns is one of the first ways homeowners are decreasing their water usage. This is great for the drought, but not such a great feature when it comes to selling your home. With a yellow or dead lawn, just how much money are you losing to save California’s natural resource?

That number depends on where you live and how badly someone wants to buy your home. If you find a home buyer who can look beyond your curb appeal for the sake of the bigger home picture, you are golden. However, there are plenty of homebuyers negotiating a lower price because they anticipate paying a hefty price to redo the landscaping.

Redo Your Lawn with Artificial Turf to Raise Your Property Value

If you want a home that looks as great on the outside as it is on the inside, consider installing synthetic grass from San Jose’s Artificial Turf Express (ATE). Fake grass has come a long way since the inception of Astro Turf, and homeowners and businesses are enjoying a more real looking and feeling lawn. With a variety of purposes, artificial grass is more than a substitute for lawn. It is a way for people to be creative and to enjoy a beautiful, useful addition to their yard or business.

Return on Your Investment

If you want to know if installing synthetic grass will get you a return on your investment, considering contacting one of our turf experts. We can give you an estimate on the price to replace your lawn and help you pick out the thatch that best meets your needs. And for the do-it-your-selfers, this is a perfect project to take on that will save you even more in the long run.

A home is not a home. It is where you choose to live, raise a family, invite friends over, and spend a great portion of your days and nights. Why not make the most of your investment with synthetic grass from Artificial Turf Express?