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HMI and Cool Springs Press Announce the Launch of the First Customized Print on Demand Landscape Valuation Guide for U. S. Homeowners

Doug Cowles, President and CEO of HMI, announced today that his company, in partnership with Cool Springs Press, is launching a customized Landscape Valuation Guide for U. S. homeowners. This full-color guide allows homeowners to document the average replacement cost for each tree and shrub in their landscape. It also provides custom care instructions on each plant targeted to the state in which the homeowner lives. This guide is made possible by combining HMI’s innovative plant replacement cost calculator and print on demand publishing technology with Cool Springs Press’ plant care information and publishing capabilities.

The unique element of this customized guide is the average replacement cost calculation provided for each plant. The replacement costs enable a homeowner to establish a value for their landscaping to support a wide range of applications including home re-sale and insurance claims. In addition to the replacement costs, each personalized guide will include detailed descriptions, hi-resolution color photographs, and customized care instructions.

Homeowners will be able to purchase their guides online at GardenBookstore.net beginning this June through a custom user interface designed to help homeowners enter their specific plants and plant sizes. The price for the guide starts at just $29.95 and initially will be available for properties in the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. Other states will be added throughout the year. A sample Landscape Valuation Guide is available online at http://www.gardenbookstore.net/hmi.

“HMI has been working with Cool Springs Press for the past several months to create the perfect product for homeowner’s who wish to document their valuable trees and shrubs,” stated Cowles. “The product we have developed is not only beautiful, but it’s packed with valuable information about only those plants that a property owner is concerned with—their own. In addition, the technology we are using to construct and print the guides makes them very affordable. We couldn’t be happier with the result.”

“Imagine being able to produce for a homeowner a professionally printed, full color reference guide that describes their own garden and landscaping, including its current replacement cost. Now we can,” states Roger Waynick, President and Founder of Cool Springs Press. “Look for us to continue enhancing this technology with HMI to provide even more relevant content to homeowners in the future.”

About HMI:
HMI is the only national provider of comprehensive tree and landscaping services that include emergency tree removal services; standardized health inspections and average replacement cost calculations of trees and shrubs for insurance, accounting and legal purposes; tree preservation services; and customized reports and inventories of landscaping. For more information, please visit HMI’s web site at http://www.hmiadvantage.com or call (866) 937-6468.

About Cool Springs Press:
Cool Springs Press is a leading gardening publisher in the United States. Founded in 1995, Cool Springs Press publishes both national and state specific gardening books that provide consumers the information they need to be successful in their yards and gardens. The goal of Cool Springs Press’ publishing program is to provide relevant and timely gardening information in both print and digital format that is both educational and inspirational. To learn more about Cool Springs Press visit http://www.coolspringspress.com.

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