Landscaping is the number one project homeowners want to tackle this summer

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Thumbtack released its 2024 Curb Appeal Trends Report, which surveyed more than 1,000 homeowners to discuss how they plan to use their yards this summer. The data found nearly one-third (29%) intend to spend up to $5,000 on improving their outdoor spaces this.

The report discovered that 62% of homeowners plan to tackle a landscaping project (the #1 project this summer) and took a look at what cities are investing the most in their yards. Here’s a brief overview:

  • The feature that boosts curb appeal more than anything else is having a well-maintained lawn.
  • 82% said their outdoor spaces bring them happiness. The #1 consideration is dogs (43%), and 39% said their dream yard would have a fenced-in space for pets.
  • 27% think their neighbors do a better job of maintaining their yards than they do, causing some serious neighbor envy.
  • 28% are prioritizing sustainable design for their yard, with 40% saying they grow their own fruits and vegetables.
  • Many feel stuck, with 24% confirming they’re embarrassed about the state of their yard and 21% saying they don’t host people because their yard isn’t in good shape.
  • Atlanta tops the list for the city with the best backyards, with a big focus on lawn care and landscape design. Dallas, Washington, D.C., Seattle, and Orlando round out the top 5.

See the full report by Morgan Olsen on the Thumbtack Blog.

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