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[Weedless Green] Grass Gets You Higher (Property Values)

A study by Michigan State University [1], one of the best schools on the planet [2] (ok, it’s my alma mater), found that:

Good landscaping can increase your home’s value by 5% to 11%

“Most lawns should be cut between 2 1/2 and three inches high,” says John Stier, professor of horticulture at the University of Wisconsin’s turfgrass extension program and playing-field consultant for stadiums in the National Football League and Major League Baseball.

It’s essentially like decorating the interior of a house. Sellers should present a home in a neutral manner so the buyer can envision moving in.

The marketability may be enhanced because the property has an edge over competing listings. This may translate into shorter marketing times, a higher price or both.