Attractive landscaping is an essential aspect of any successful rental property. A green, elegant yard 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 recommended for rental homes. Preferably, you would plant a tree that provides both beauty and shade while still being relatively easy to maintain. Before you choose a tree for your Clovis rental property, it is a good thing to consider first which varieties make the best options.
The easiest way to choose the best trees for your rental property is to understand what your low-maintenance options are. No tenant would want to devote their precious time raking leaves, cleaning up seedpods, or working with a bumper crop of fruit. Avoid fruit trees at all costs. They not only cause a lot of trash, but they can be a hotspot 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 develops well in many climates and can be pruned and shaped into hedges or privacy screens. Spruce, however, is a sharp-needled evergreen that fits very well in cooler climates. Spruce trees are slow-growing and require only minimal care, which makes them a trendy choice for easy-care landscaping.
If leafy trees are more of your type, the first two less messy categories are the flowering dogwood and the maple tree. There are several varieties 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 typically grow quickly, offering both uniqueness and shade for your rental house in a few short years. The maple tree, on the other hand, is the autumn beauty that gives plenty of shade in warmer months. Maple trees do drop their leaves in the fall, same as the dogwood tree, although maple trees have no flowers or berries. Maple trees also appear in a range of sizes and varieties.
Among these four low-maintenance trees, you might also 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 excellent, shady wonders that work in many different climates. But always remember that oak trees tend to grow slowly, so the shade may take a few years to develop.
If you want a smaller, flowering tree, it is advisable to put 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
After a while, 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 Platinum delivers a complete list of Clovis property management services, and that includes regular maintenance, inside and out. Contact us online or call us at 559-425-8550 for more information.
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