Most people are drawn o the kitchen in a new home, but the first place that you will find me is the backyard. I love splashes of colorful florals among a sea of green grass. When I bought my first home, my second most important priority was a lot with a yard (my first was a wo car garage - I was seriously so sick of shoveling my car out of mounds of snow at the apartment I was living in). According to research done by HomeLight, over 75% of top real estate agents across the country say that "well-landscaped homes are worth anywhere from 1% - 10% more than homes with no landscaping."
This article has some great tips on how to enhance the value of your home. The section concerning low maintenance plants is my personal favorite.