Outdoor kitchens, pools, and lighting may make bigger statements, but basic landscaping and lawn care have the greatest appeal to buyers, according to the 2018 Remodeling Report: Outdoor Features from the National Association of REALTORS® and the National Association of Landscape Professionals.

REALTORS® ranked standard lawn care service, landscape maintenance, and an overall landscape upgrade as projects that appeal most to buyers and add the most value at resale. These projects ranked above tree care, new wood decks, new patios, outdoor kitchens, fire features, and statement landscape features.

For commercial properties, REALTORS® surveyed also identified standard lawn care and an overall landscaping upgrade as the top projects that appeal to buyers and provide the highest value at resale.