Archive for January 18, 2014
Professional landscape designers perform a valuable service for homeowners; not only do they develop and sustain a pleasant and aesthetically pleasing environment , but their work elevates property values and increases occupancy rates. To illustrate this point, according to the 2012 Husqvarana Garden Report, 63% of people are more likely to buy a house or condo when the lawn or surrounding outdoor areas have been developed by professional landscape designers.
The professional landscape design industry is expected to grow in value to approximately 80 billion dollars by the year 2015. This is due in part to the uptick in sustainable landscape design. 23% of professional landscape designers, many of whom focus on sustainability, are self employed.