Save That Yard! RISE, Local Landscaper Team Up to Sponsor Yard Makeover
RISE is partnering with local landscapers and asking homeowners to nominate their lawn for a makeover by submitting photos or videos as proof that their lawn needs saving.
Dallas, TX (PRWEB) May 7, 2010
Debug the Myths, a consumer education program sponsored by RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment)®, is headed back to New York state and Tampa Bay to show lucky homeowners the way to a well-landscaped lawn that will protect their property investment.
RISE is asking homeowners specifically in New York state and the Tampa Bay area to nominate lawns for a makeover by submitting photos or video as proof that their lawn needs saving. Nominations can be submitted on debugthemyths. com (http://debugthemyths. com/). (Please read the official rules (http://debugthemyths. com/index. php? option=com_content&view=article&id=41&Itemid=7#yard) to check eligibility before entering.) Website visitors can also vote on their favorite nominations through the website.
University research has shown a nice-looking yard can add value to a home, which is the most significant investment most Americans make in their lifetime. Research conducted by Virginia Tech University concluded that a landscape upgrade from average to excellent increases a home value by 10 percent to 12 percent, while Money Magazine noted that “attractively landscaping your yard can be one of the most cost-effective ways to boost your home’s curb appeal.”
Save that Yard! is a part of RISE’s Debug the Myths campaign, to educate residents about proper pest control and lawn care and management and their connection with protecting health and property.
“Pest management products are not only responsible for keeping us healthy and protected from harm caused by pests and weeds, but are also crucial to our investment in our homes and communities,” says Karen Reardon, RISE Communications Director.
RISE is a national not-for-profit trade association representing producers and suppliers of various types of pesticides and fertilizers used in residential areas. To learn more, visit us at debugthemyths. com (http://debugthemyths. com/).