But viewing yard maintenance as a chore could be costing you money when it comes time to sell.
Various international studies have shown that good landscaping can improve property values by up to 11%, according to Domain.
Closer to home, the Brisbane City Council’s Economic Value of Greenspace report came to a similar conclusion.
“Leafy streets with 50% or more tree cover, were adding up to $29,000 (5.4%) above the median house sale price,” the report found.
But don’t go overboard with greening your own block. “Tree cover on the property greater than 20% had significant negative effect,” the Brisbane City Council report found.
Domain offers the following #7 tips to plant a pot of gold in your backyard.