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Helpful Information from DeRuyter's Garden Center

 

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 The added value of an attractive landscape to a home's perceived value is about 9 percent.

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Design sophistication is the highest ranked factor that adds to the perceived value of a home. Thus, investing in the services of a landscape design professional will optimize the value of a home.

 

 

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A 25-foot tree reduces the annual heating and cooling costs of a typical residence by 8-12% -- an average of $10 savings per household.

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A mature tree canopy reduces air temperature by about 5-10o F and also reduces the internal temperatures of nearby buildings.

 

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A typical person consumes about 386 lbs. of oxygen per year. A healthy tree about 32 ft. tall can produce about 260 lbs. of oxygen annually. Two trees can therefore supply the oxygen needs of a typical person each year.

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The canopy of a street tree absorbs the impact of water that falls on pavement and then must be removed by a storm water drainage system.

 

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Gardening and landscaping offers many opportunities for exercise and socialization for persons who are learning to deal with limitations such as sensory loss and physical decline.

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Gardening helps to burn calories as an alternative to working out.

 

 

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Planting landscape buffers can reduce the flow of sediments and pollutants into nearby bodies of water.

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In a work environment, plants help create a more creative / innovative thought and problem solving process.

 

 

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Plant-filled rooms contain 50% to 60% fewer airborne molds and bacteria than rooms without plants.

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A tree shading an outdoor air conditioner unit can increase its efficiency by as much as ten percent.

 

 

 

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An average tree absorbs 26 pounds of carbon dioxide from the air each year and releases enough oxygen each day to supply a family of four.

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Women 50 and older who gardened at least once a week had higher bone density than those who jogged, walked, swam or did aerobics.

 

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Plants in the office reduce employee sick time by 14%.

 

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