Trees Add Value and Appeal to Your Property
One of the first things that a potential owner or renter might notice about your property is the condition of the landscaping. Trees are something that can draw the eye to the property. They are tall, spruce up an otherwise boring or empty space and generally add to the appeal of the outside of a property. If you are considering having your landscaping redone, here are some tips on choosing and planting trees for your property.
Pick the Right Tree
There are an amazingly large variety of trees available. Different sizes, shapes and colors abound. Start by determining what types of trees would be best for your property. Things to consider:
- What is the overall climate of the area? For example, if you live in a temperate climate that has all four seasons, you might want to pick an evergreen style tree to stay green year round.
- Fruit trees bear fruit. Having an apple tree might seem like a good idea, until late fall when the property is overcome by the smell of rotting apples. Remember to choose a tree that will fit in with the maintenance plan for the outside of the building.
- What is the function of the tree? Do you want the tree to ultimately provide shade for the building as it matures? Then looking into trees that grow tall and leafy are a good idea. If you want trees to remain smaller and require less pruning, other varieties may be a better fit. Remember to think about 10 and 20 years down the road, as trees can grow quite large.
- Pick trees suited for the overall environment. Trees that thrive in a dry area will not do well in a rainy city. Make sure that the variety is well suited to the rain and sun that it is going to receive.
Once the trees are bought, it is time to plant. If you are planning on doing the planting yourself or if you plan on having a landscaper do it, here are some tips for planting trees successfully.
- Pick the final Location of the Tree Before you Dig. Make sure you know where your tree is going to go before you start digging holes in the property.
- Dig the Proper Sized Hole. When putting the tree in the ground, you do not want to be jamming the tree in a hole that just accommodates the size of the root ball. Make sure to dig a hole at least twice the size of the root ball. Three times is better. This way you ensure that the roots will get enough oxygen and nutrients from the ground.
- Pick the Proper Support for the New Tree. Do not over stake your tree, this can inhibit its growth. If it seems sturdy enough to support itself, do not bother with stakes.
For any other questions about property value or strata commitments, consider having a depreciation report prepared for the property. Contact the experts at NLD Consulting – Reserve Fund Advisors today for your depreciation report needs.