Attractive landscaping is an integral part of any successful rental property. A green, clean yard with a visual appeal will not only help you attract and keep quality tenants but may raise your property values also. Probably the best thing you can put in your rental property’s landscape design is a beautiful tree. However, most of the trees are not a good option for rental homes. Ideally, you should plant a tree that brings both beauty and shade while still being relatively easy to maintain. Before you choose a tree for your LaPorte rental property, it’s a smart thought first to consider which varieties make the best options.
One approach to choose the best trees for your rental property is to check what the low-maintenance options are. No tenant will need to go through hours or days of raking leaves, cleaning up seedpods, or dealing with a bumper crop of fruit. Avoid fruit trees at all costs. They not only create a big mess, but they can be a hotspot for insects, rodents, and other pests. As an alternative, consider low-mess trees like the evergreen arborvitae or spruce.
Arborvitae is a tall, elegant-looking tree that is exceptionally low-maintenance. It grows well 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 works very well in cooler climates. Spruce trees are slow-growing and require only minimal care, making them a well-known alternative for easy-care landscaping.
If you prefer a leafy tree, the best two less messy varieties are the flowering dogwood and the maple tree. There are numerous types of dogwood trees, but the flowering varieties are the most well-known because they produce large flowers in the spring and dark red leaves in the fall. Dogwoods usually grow quickly, giving both magnificence and shade for your rental house in a couple of brief years. The maple tree, however, is the autumn beauty that supplies plenty of shade in warmer months. Maple trees drop their leaves in the fall, similar to the dogwood tree, yet maple trees have no flowers or berries. Maple trees also offer a range of sizes and varieties.
Other than these four low-maintenance trees, you can consider the top picks of professional landscapers for your rental property’s yard. For most landscapers, it’s impossible to go wrong with an oak tree. They are great, shady wonders that work in many different climates. Nonetheless, bear in mind that oak trees tend to grow slowly, so the shade may take a few years to develop.
If you need a smaller, flowering tree, try putting a desert willow or a Japanese lilac to 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
Finally, 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; several 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 of the Rockies provides a comprehensive list of LaPorte property management services, and that incorporates regular maintenance, inside and out. Contact us online or call us at 970-658-0410 for more information.
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