Improving Your Home by Beautifying Your World
One of the best ways to improve your home is through gardening. It makes your home look vibrant and full of life. And, according to new research, of nearly 164 million homeowners in the United States, roughly half (49 percent) gardened in the past 12 months.
That's a lot of gardening, not to mention a lot of thwarting off those pesky critters that can ruin all that hard work.
In terms of who is gardening, the study found that gardening homeowners are 10 percent more likely than all homeowners to be Baby Boomers and 33 percent have at least a college degree. Forty-seven percent of gardening homeowners hold full-time employment and 26 percent have an annual household income of $100K or more. Twenty-two percent of gardening homeowners are retired.
Turning over some dirt and planting tulips is just one way many of these homeowners spruced up the old homestead over the past year.
According to the study, 31 percent of gardening homeowners made interior paint or wallpaper improvements and 15 percent of gardening homeowners made carpeting or floor covering improvements in the past 12 months.
Gardening homeowners also showed their preferences for other green activities as they are 25 percent more likely than all homeowners to pay more for eco-friendly products and 25 percent more likely than all homeowners to donate money to environmental causes. Gardening Homeowners are 26 percent more likely to buy locally grown food.