7 Interesting Lawn and Gardening Facts (that may surprise you!)

While fidget spinners, phone cases that look like food, and fancy lattes are on trend right now; there’s another trend that is beginning to spike: lawn and gardening! Now, thanks to the DIY wave, lawn and gardening is growing at a steady rate, raking in  $3.69-billion dollars a year according to a National Gardening Survey. Surprisingly, this industry is now being led by the millennials! How could the Millennials be leading this industry when Starbucks or fidget spinners aren’t involved?

Well, turns out there are a lot of surprising facts about gardening and lawn care that have gotten so many people interested in this growing industry. Here are 7 interesting lawn and garden facts that may surprise you:

  1. 74% of all U.S. households participated in lawn and garden activities in 2016, and the average amount spent on lawn and garden care per household was $407.
  2. The average lawn size for a home is 1/5 of an acre.
  3. There’s an entire museum dedicated to lawn mowers called the British Lawnmower Museum in Merseyside, Great Britain.
  4. A healthy lawn and landscaped yard can increase a property’s value by nearly 20%.
  5. According to the 2010 National Gardening Association Survey, 22 million homeowners hire a lawn care professional to handle their lawn care and landscaping needs. That is at the lowest level it has been at in 5 years! That means there is a lot more people who have decided to do it themselves.
  6. If you are planting tomatoes here is a little hack that can help you grow sweeter tomatoes: By regularly sprinkling baking soda into the soil it can help reduce the acidity in the tomatoes causing the tomatoes to taste sweeter!
  7. By planting just 3 shade trees around your house can save you between $100 to $250 per year in energy costs.

Those are just a few interesting facts that you may not have known. Hopefully, some of those facts sparked your interests a little more in this growing industry and will make you join this trend.

 

If you have any questions or concerns about your lawn or garden be sure to visit our website www.snappys-outdoor.com or stop in and talk to the experts at Snappy’s!

 

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