Herndon, Va. (PRWEB) March 26, 2013
The majority of Americans say that their yard is important to them. A recent U.S. Poll conducted by Harris Interactive for PLANET, found that 81 percent of those with a yard/landscape say the upkeep of their yard/landscape is important to the look of their home. Why is it so important? Showing pride was the No. 1 response (42 percent of those surveyed) followed by the desire to create a relaxing outdoor space (16 percent).
“Spring is a great time to channel the excitement about getting outside in the yard into working to lay the foundation for a healthy lawn that the family can enjoy all season,” said Norman Goldenberg, Landscape Industry Certified, president of PLANET.
PLANET, the national trade association for landscape professionals, offers homeowners tips for getting a great start on caring for yards this spring.
Homeowners can consult with a lawn care professional to put together a program that ensures their lawns will be healthy and beautiful throughout the year. Click here to search a national database of professional lawn care and landscape industry companies.
For more help from the pros including design tips, tips on creating sustainable landscapes, indoor plant tips and seasonal advice, log on to http://www.loveyourlandscape.com.
About the Survey Conducted by Harris Interactive
This survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Interactive on behalf of PLANET December 11-13, 2012, among 2,893 adults ages 18 and older. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated. For complete survey methodology, including weighting variables, please contact Lisa Schaumann at lisaschaumann(at)landcarenetwork(dot)org.
PLANET is the national trade association representing more than 100,000 landscape industry professionals, who create and maintain healthy, green living spaces for communities across America. PLANET members are committed to the highest standards in industry education, best practices and business professionalism. Many of PLANET’s professionals have attained the status of becoming Landscape Industry Certified, achieving the greatest level of industry expertise and knowledge. Visit PLANET at http://www.landcarenetwork.org.