Attractive landscaping is a significant aspect of any successful rental property. A green, elegant backyard with a visual appeal will not only help you attract and keep quality tenants but may raise your property values too. One of the great things you can add to your rental property’s landscape design is a beautiful tree. But not all trees are suitable for rental homes. Preferably, you should develop a tree that gives both beauty and shade while still being relatively easy to maintain. Before you choose a tree for your Valley Stream rental property, it is a good thing to consider first which varieties make the best options.
The practical way to choose the best trees for your rental property is to identify what your low-maintenance options are. No tenant will want to dedicate their valuable time raking leaves, cleaning up seedpods, or gathering up a bumper crop of fruit. Avoid fruit trees at all costs. They not only create a lot of waste, but they can be a habitat for insects, rodents, and other pests. Instead, consider low-mess trees such as the evergreen arborvitae or spruce.
Arborvitae is a tall, elegant-looking tree with very low-maintenance. It grows well in many climates and can be pruned and shaped into hedges or privacy screens. Spruce, however, is a sharp-needled evergreen that develops very well in cooler climates. Spruce trees are slow-growing and require only minimal care, which makes them a common alternative for easy-care landscaping.
If the leafy trees are more of your kind, the top two less messy selections are the flowering dogwood and the maple tree. There are many different kinds of dogwood trees, but the flowering varieties are the most popular because they produce large flowers in the spring and dark red leaves in the fall. Dogwoods frequently grow quickly, delivering both uniqueness and shade for your rental house in a few short years. The maple tree, differently, is the autumn beauty that provides enough shade in warmer months. Maple trees drop their leaves in the fall, just like dogwood trees, although maple trees have no flowers or berries. Maple trees also appear in a range of sizes and varieties.
Beyond these four low-maintenance trees, you might consider the top picks of professional landscapers for your rental property’s yard. For most landscapers, it’s impossible to make a mistake with an oak tree. They are fantastic, shady wonders that work in many different climates. But also note that oak trees tend to grow slowly, so the shade may take a few years to develop.
If you prefer a smaller, flowering tree, it is best to plant a desert willow or a Japanese lilac to the yard. They thrive in smaller spaces, are easy to care for, and have flowers on them 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
Lastly, the best trees for your rental property will be ones that you choose based on your climate, preferences, and existing landscaping. There are many great options; all of them 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 Innovation gives a complete list of Valley Stream property management services, and that includes regular maintenance, inside and out. Contact us online or call us at 516-570-9275 for more information.
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