Landscaping On The Rise, Can You Guess What’s Most Popular? 


The latest Houzz survey revealed that out of 260,000 people worldwide, 62% made residential remodeling, building and decorating improvements to their houses.


“Garden bed and border additions were the most popular landscape renovation performed in 2014 according to the just-released Houzz & Home Survey.
Forty-one percent of them added beds or borders last year. The next most popular landscape upgrades were natural turf (20 percent), pathways or steps (15 percent), lighting (14 percent) and irrigation systems (12 percent). Retaining walls and water features were built at six percent of the respondents’ households.
New driveways (9 percent) were the most expensive feature added at an average of $4,500. Pathways or steps, and retaining walls were next on the list at an average of $1,800 each.

The most common outdoor structure upgrades were patios/terraces (23 percent), fences (14 percent), and shade structures (5 percent).
Overall, 84 percent of responding homeowners hired a professional to help them with a wide range of interior and exterior renovations. When hiring, good reviews or recommendations were the most important factor at 83 percent, followed by experience with projects of similar scope (59 percent) and good communication/organization skills (49 percent).”


The choice to landscape your yard is a big decision. We encourage you to do your research and go with a company that values your project as much as you do. 

Ultimately, we believe in the services we provide. At Gail Willey Landscaping you can trust on honest and reliable service that communicates throughout the project and crafts a landscape that exceeds your expectations and dreams. 


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