Landscaping for Effect Will Add Beauty and Value to Your Home
Many homeowners know that making updates to the interior of a house can greatly increase the value of their property. What many people fail to recognize is that improving outside spaces of a home can have same effect. Trees help to increase a home’s “curb appeal” and can be a major selling point for would-be buyers. Here we will discuss the ways that street trees can help increase a property’s value.
>Planning is Important When Adding Trees to a Property
Trees can be a beautiful addition to any home. They provide shade and interesting landscape that many home-buyers and realtors look for when in the market. Although planting a tree may seem like a no brainer, choosing the right kind of tree is just as important as planting it. Too often homeowners will purchase trees that do not fit into their property. Instead properly planning, they hope the tree will fit and end up having to take the tree down or doing more maintenance than expected.
Choosing the Right Trees to Increase a Home’s Value
When choosing what tree to plant on a property, there are a few things to consider. First, take into account all of the elements around the property – consider the tree’s effects on things such as sewers, sidewalks and low hanging electrical lines. Planning ahead for these kinds of elements will help you choose a tree that will not negatively affect the property or the elements around it. If a tree is dropping fruit or seeds on people walking past the property, it may be more of a nuisance than an enhancement.
Also, it is important to think about how trees may be affected by extreme weather, disease and insects and how that in turn will affect the property in which is sits. In order to avoid complications from these circumstances, look to purchase trees that are both disease and insect resistant as well as trees that will withstand extreme heat and cold as well as strong storms. If you are considering a tree that bears fruit, make sure to take bird droppings and falling seeds into consideration.
Trees on a property offer many benefits to both homeowners and their communities – a town with many shady trees tends to be cooler than other neighborhoods and offer walkers and bikers a nice shaded area in which to travel. When a tree is chosen carefully and placed properly, it can also have a profound impact on the property’s value if and when the owner decides to sell.
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