If you subscribe to "Landscape Management" magazine, then you probably already got their supplemental this month entitled "Livescapes." But you may not have noticed or read the article on page 7 entitled, "Color Commentary" by John R. Holmes. GREAT ARTICLE! This is the kind of article you hope for but can never find. Real actual facts and figures about how landscaping increases property value with percentages and everything! I can't tell you how many times this happens each year where I am giving a bid to a customer who has or is planning on putting their home up for sale and I get asked, "I am not sure really how much we should put into landscaping. Do you really think it helps sell the house? Will I really see a return on my investment?" Of course, I promote landscaping as being very valuable but it's just me speaking. I stand to make money on saying yes to those questions. So my opinion is considered biased. But what I've always wanted was a magazine article like this one where I could point to real facts and figures from an industry expert in a leading industry journal! This is like gold, guys. You should print out 50 copies of this article and keep it in a file in your truck at all times. Have it ready for when this question comes up. Having multiple copies you can hand out as opposed to one copy to show them is important because then the person you're talking to can take the article with them and show their spouse after you are gone, helping to convince the spouse as well. I love the paper copy of this article. It's got larger print, better highlights, etc. So if you get that magazine, be sure to use the paper copy. But for those who don't, here is a link to the article online; http://www.landscapemanagement.net/...-impres/ArticleStandard/Article/detail/487461 p.s. like Turf and all the others, the paper copy of this magazine is free if you want to subscribe..... .