How does a 100% to 200% return on investment sound to you? Too good to be true? Not according to a Money Magazine story on home renovations or Penn State University, Dept. of Landscape Architecture. They both agree that a well done landscaping home improvement offers the best return on investment of any home improvement you can make; and that you will get a 100% to 200% return on your investment when applied to a home’s resale value. This far surpasses the R.O.I. you could hope to gain from a kitchen remodel, bath remodel, swimming pool, or any home improvement. Yet homeowners rarely think of landscaping, when remodeling in hopes of commanding a higher asking price. Even if you aren’t planning to move, it’s nice to know you are adding real value to your home by installing synthetic grass. Not to mention the savings from the water and maintenance costs of maintaining real grass, and it looks better! Fake grass harmonizes well with surrounding foliage. Our new products are very realistic and compliment nature which gives your home great curb appeal.
A real estate appraiser or agent would tell you that landscaping contributes to a home in two ways. First it simply adds to the total value of the property, and second is the role landscaping plays when trying to sell a house. It’s tough to measure how powerful a value-oriented landscape could be in the selling process. For a prospective buyer it is very hard to separate the house and the landscaping. Two houses being equal in all other respects, the one with better curbside appeal will sell faster. Though it’s difficult to define what makes a landscape pleasing it’s obvious to everyone when something’s not. A crumby lawn speaks to the type of owner and how the entire house is cared for. A beautiful lawn can increase the perceived square footage of a home because this is seen as really useable area.
Artificial Turf Background, Applications, Advantages, and Disadvantages
Artificial turf, or synthetic turf, is a man-made surface manufactured from synthetic materials, made to look like natural grass. It is most often used in arenas for sports that were originally or are normally played on grass. However, it is now being used on residential lawns and commercial applications as well.
David Chaney — who moved to Raleigh in 1960 and later served as dean of the North Carolina State University College of Textiles — headed the team of RTP researchers who created the famous artificial turf. That accomplishment led Sports Illustrated to declare Chaney as the man "responsible for indoor major league baseball and millions of welcome mats." Artificial turf first came to prominence in 1965, when AstroTurf was installed in the newly-built Astrodome in Houston, Texas. The use of AstroTurf and similar surfaces became widespread in the 1970s and was installed in both indoor and outdoor stadiums used for baseball and gridiron football in the United States and Canada. Maintaining a grass playing surface indoors, while technically possible, is prohibitively expensive, while teams who chose to play on artificial surfaces outdoors did so because of the reduced maintenance cost, especially in colder climates with urban multi-purpose "cookie cutter" stadiums such as Cincinnati's Riverfront Stadium, Pittsburgh's Three Rivers Stadium and Philadelphia's Veterans Stadium.
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