Attractive landscaping is a significant feature of any successful rental property. A green, clean backyard with visual appeal will not only help you attract and keep quality tenants but may raise your property values as well. One of the great things you can do in your rental property’s landscape design is to put a beautiful tree. But not all trees are the ideal choice for rental homes. Preferably, you need to plant a tree that provides both beauty and shade while still being relatively easy to maintain. Before you choose a tree for your Downey rental property, it is first necessary to consider which varieties make the best options.
One approach to choose the best trees for your rental property is to figure out what low-maintenance options are. No tenant wants to spend their free time raking leaves, cleaning up seedpods, or dealing with a bumper crop of fruit. Avoid fruit trees at all costs. They not only bring a lot of garbage, but they can also be a trigger for insects, rodents, and other pests. Alternatively, consider low-mess trees like the evergreen arborvitae or spruce.
Arborvitae is a tall, elegant-looking tree that is very 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 perfect choice for easy-care landscaping.
If leafy trees are more of your type, the two most popular varieties are the flowering dogwood and the maple tree. There are numerous types of dogwood trees, but the flowering varieties are the best choice because they produce large flowers in the spring and dark red leaves in the fall. Dogwoods usually grow quickly, providing both awesomeness and shade for your rental house in a few short years. The maple tree, however, is the autumn beauty that offers lots of shade in warmer months. Maple trees do drop their leaves in the fall, just like the dogwood tree, but maple trees have no flowers or berries. Maple trees also come in a range of sizes and varieties.
Apart from these four low-maintenance trees, you could also consider the top picks of professional landscapers for your rental property’s yard. For most landscapers, it is hard to go wrong with an oak tree. They are fascinating, shady wonders that work in many different climates. Furthermore, don’t forget that oak trees tend to grow slowly, so the shade may take a few years to develop.
If you prefer a smaller, flowering tree, consider adding 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
To conclude, 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; most 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 Southland gives a full list of Downey property management services, and that includes regular maintenance, inside and out. Contact us online or call us at 562-270-1777 for more information.
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