Attractive landscaping is an essential part of any successful rental property. A green, elegant courtyard with the visual appeal can not only help you attract and keep quality tenants but may raise your property values as well. One of the best things you can add in your rental property’s landscape design is a beautiful tree. But not every tree is a good choice for rental homes. Preferably, you would plant a tree that gives both beauty and shade while still being relatively easy to maintain. Before you choose a tree for your Federal Hills rental property, it is advisable to consider which varieties make the best options.
One way to choose the best trees for your rental property is to find out what your low-maintenance options are. No tenant will decide to spend several hours or days raking leaves, cleaning up seedpods, or handling a bumper crop of fruit. Avoid fruit trees at all costs. Not only do they bring a big mess, but they can also be a lure for insects, rodents, and other pests. As a substitute, consider low-mess trees like the evergreen arborvitae or spruce.
Arborvitae is a tall, elegant-looking tree that is very low-maintenance. It thrives in many climates and can be pruned and shaped into hedges or privacy screens. Spruce, on the other hand, is a sharp-needled evergreen that grows very well in cooler climates. Spruce trees are slow-growing and require only minimal care, making them a very suitable choice for easy-care landscaping.
If you prefer a leafy tree, the top two less messy kinds are the flowering dogwood and the maple tree. There are numerous types of dogwood trees, but the flowering varieties are the most common because they produce large flowers in the spring and dark red leaves in the fall. Dogwoods continue to grow quickly, offering both elegance and shade for your rental house in several short years. The maple tree, on the other hand, is the autumn beauty that gives more than enough shade in warmer months. Maple trees do drop their leaves in the fall, just like the dogwood tree, however, maple trees have no flowers or berries. Maple trees also come in a range of sizes and varieties.
Except for these four low-maintenance trees, you can also consider the top picks of professional landscapers for your rental property’s yard. For most landscapers, it’s difficult to go wrong with an oak tree. They are incredible, shady wonders that work in many different climates. Nevertheless, bear in mind that oak trees tend to grow slowly, so the shade may take a few years to develop.
If you want a smaller, flowering tree, think about putting a desert willow or a Japanese lilac in the yard. They grow well in smaller spaces, are easy to care for, and have flowers on them that last much longer than other trees. These features make them a beautiful addition to a low-maintenance landscape.
A few other options to consider include:
- Leyland Cypress
- Palo Verde
- European Beech
- Japanese Stewartia
At long last, the best trees for your rental property are those that you choose based on your climate, preferences, and existing landscaping. There are many great options; all of those will add beauty and value to your property for years to come.
Now that your landscaping is taken care of, who’s going to maintain it? Real Property Management Metro gives complete details of Federal Hills property management services, including regular maintenance, inside and out. Contact us online or call us at 410-290-3285 for more information.
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