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April 8, 2015 6:18 am
Americans spend an average of 309 hours in their yard per year – close to two weeks of outdoor time, according to a recent TruGreen survey. Moreover, most Americans who have a yard consider it an important part of their lives, spending an estimated 50 hours more per year outside than those without a yard. That’s more than a weekend!
The survey also found that three out of five Americans agree their yard is their favorite place at home to spend quality time with family, particularly when hosting barbecues and cookouts (82 percent).
Despite warmer weather, longer days and greener lawns, more than half of Americans do not spend as much time outdoors as they’d like. Sixty-eight percent of respondents reported they were spending less time outside compared to five years ago.
An improved landscape may help – 46 percent of Americans surveyed said if they had a greener, more maintained and healthier lawn, they’d spend more time outside.
Published with permission from RISMedia.