EDITOR'S NOTE: Read the following story by Pike County resident Bob Westerfield and find other Home and Garden ideas in the Pike County Journal Reporter's special section this week.
By Robert Westerfield
Whether driving in our own neighborhood or going to visit friends or relatives, we all tend to compare our home landscape to others. There’s no denying that a well-landscaped house is very appealing to the eye and can make a home more inviting.
Many real estate experts say that 10 to 15 percent of a house’s perceived value comes from a simple, though attractive, well-thought-out landscape. A large percentage of homebuyers decide whether or not to look at a house or take it seriously based on its curb appeal.