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Interesting Facts

  • Playground sets maintained properly and utilized with care enjoy a lifespan of 7-10 years
  • The sun can heat metal playground sets up to 130 degrees
  • For use in playgrounds, a 12-inch layer of barkdust is recommended.
  • The landscaping industry consists of nearly 500,00 businesses
  • The landscaping industry has an annual growth rate of 3.5%
  • Landscaping industry employs nearly 1 million people
  • Landscaping industry generates $77 billion in annual revenues
  • Spending as little as 5% of your home’s value on landscaping may yield an ROI of as much as 150%
  • Researchers from the University of Washington found 7% higher rental rates for commercial offices with high-quality landscapes.
  • According to a recent survey by Harris Poll for the National Association of Landscape Professionals, 67% of Americans agree that professional landscaping would allow them to have a nicer yard
  • It’s recommended to apply new bark dust every two to four years, depending on the type of bark and how well you maintain it.