Perennial Landscape Corporation News
June 2010

Please tune in on June 3rd at 8:45 a.m. to hear Scott Carzo on the Stu Taylor show!  Stu Taylor is the nationally syndicated business radio talk show host of Equity Strategies, and the host of Boston morning drive with Stu Taylor on Business . You can listen to his show on WBIX 1060 AM.
Landscaping and Your Property Value
Did you know that landscaping is one of the best ways to improve your property value?  According to a paper by Virginia Tech horticulturalist, Alex Niemiera, it can!  
According to the study, one factor that adds most to a home's value, up to 42 percent, is the landscape's design sophistication.  
"Better quality design translates into higher value" says Nancy Somerville, CEO for the American Society of Landscape Architects. 
The second most sought after feature, raising home value up by 36%, is plant size or maturity. 
"The beauty of it is plants and trees mature over time and their value becomes greater.  If you redo your kitchen, the minute you put it in it starts to lose its value, because it gets used."  Nancy Somerville, CEO for the American Society of Landscape Architects.
In March, 2010, the American Society of Landscape Architects released a survey that asked residential landscape architects what features are most popular with homeowners.  About 95% of those surveyed rated outdoor seating areas as somewhat or very popular.  Realtors agree that the main value of a patio is that it makes the house look bigger.
Fire pits and fireplaces have a 94 percent popularity rating in the Amrican Society of Landscape Architects survey. "They bring people outside and in New England, they extend the season," says Ray Dunetz, president of the Boston Society of Landscape Architects. 
There are many ways that you can enhance the enjoyment and value of your landscaping.  We will be more than happy to help you find a way to make your home more enjoyable and valuable in today's market place.
* Quotes and figures courtesy of article featured in the Boston Globe on April 16, 2010
Would You Really Rather be Weeding? 
Or can you think of some better way to spend these beautiful, sunny days?  While weeding is important, it's also time consuming, hard work and not much fun.  Why don't you let us handle your weeding for you? 
It's important to keep up on weeding of a property.  Weeds are unwanted and grow or spread aggressively.  There are two types of weeds, annuals and perennials.  Annual weeds grow very quickly and often grow to flower, produce seeds and have those seeds grow and flower several times in one season.  Perennial weeds often have long roots or root systems that cover several square feet.  Weeds use up valuable water and nutrients that should be going to your lawn and plants.  Weeds have invasive root systems that can take over large areas very quickly.  Weeds are unsightly.
We can provide weeding on a regular or on as needed basis.  Do you have a special event coming up such as a barbeque, graduation or other summer party?  Let us give your yard a sprucing up with weeding, pruning or one of our other many services.
We are on our way to summer time, a perfect time to start that landscaping project you have been putting off.  From stone walls, landscape lighting, patios, walkways, plantings, new lawns, we can help make your vision a reality.  Remember, now is the perfect time to start your landscaping project! 
Scott Carzo
Perennial Landscape Corporation