Even a simple landscape represents thousands of dollars in value. Some landscapes increase property value by as much as $50,000 to $100,000. A 20-year oak, or a full-grown magnolia are nearly impossible to replace if lost, but they continue to add value to your home as they mature. A single shrub that cost you $150.00 to install 5 years ago may easily be worth 8 to 10 times that amount today when properly maintained. You have a solid, rapidly growing investment in your landscape. Below are 5 important ways to keep your private green machine in top condition…and growing in value.