Attractive landscaping is a significant characteristic of any successful rental property. A green, clean backyard with the visual appeal will not only help you attract and keep quality tenants but may raise your property values also. Perhaps the best thing you can do to your rental property’s landscape design is to include a beautiful tree. But not all trees are an excellent 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 Van Nuys rental property, it is significant first to consider which varieties make the best options.
One easy way to choose the best trees for your rental property is to find out what your low-maintenance options are. No tenant would like to waste several hours or days raking leaves, cleaning up seedpods, or dealing with a bumper crop of fruit. Avoid fruit trees at all costs. They not only bring a huge mess, but they are also an attraction for insects, rodents, and other pests. As a substitute, consider low-mess trees such as evergreen arborvitae or spruce.
Arborvitae is a tall, elegant-looking tree and incredibly low-maintenance. It develops 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 pretty well in cooler climates. Spruce trees are slow-growing and require only minimal care, making them an ideal choice for easy-care landscaping.
If you want a leafy tree, the two most common varieties are the flowering dogwood and the maple tree. There are several kinds of dogwood trees, but the flowering varieties are more appealing because they produce large flowers in the spring and dark red leaves in the fall. Dogwoods are likely to grow quickly, offering both beauty and shade for your rental home in a couple of short years. The maple tree, otherwise, is the autumn beauty that provides a lot of shade in warmer months. Maple trees drop their leaves in the fall, similar to a dogwood tree, but maple trees have no flowers or berries. Maple trees are also available in a range of sizes and varieties.
Aside from these four low-maintenance trees, you should consider the top picks of professional landscapers for your rental property’s yard. For most landscapers, it’s hard to go wrong with an oak tree. These are wonderful, shady wonders that work in many different climates. However, keep 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, 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 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
In conclusion, the best trees for your rental property are the 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 West San Fernando Valley provides a full list of Van Nuys property management services, and that consists of regular maintenance, inside and out. Contact us online or call us at 818-727-0100 for more information.
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