Kelly Leighton

Last Updated: April 17, 2019 | View all posts by Kelly Leighton

Curb appeal is often talked about as being one of the most important parts of selling a home.

And a new survey confirmed that lawns remain very important to Americans. A recent survey by the National Association of Landscape Professionals found that 79% of participants believe the lawn is an important feature when looking for a home.

The only feature more popular than a lawn was a renovated kitchen, the survey found. Millennials were the most likely generation to yearn for a lawn, according to 82%, followed by 81% of Generation X and 77% of baby boomers.

And it’s because people use their lawns. Nearly 80% of respondents said they relax in their yard monthly, if not more frequently. And more than half of participants said they use their lawn for recreation at least once a month, while 47% said they entertain in their yards at least monthly. Still, one-third report using their yard to garden several times a week.

“While some may assume that trends toward urbanization or the increased use of electronics and technology have resulted in a decreased interest in lawns among younger Americans, the results of our research found just the opposite.