When do first impressions matter? When you are trying to sell your home. The first thing potential homebuyers see when shopping for a new home is the yard. If it looks unappealing, it could cost you. Trees make an excellent focal point in your yard and if you are blessed with a large mature tree it can actually increase the value of your property. So, it pays to make the effort to keep your trees healthy so they can grow big, strong, and increase your investment. Here are some tree care tips to take your tree health to the next level.
Trees play an important role in curb appeal, especially older mature trees that bring character to a yard. If you are planning to stay in your house for a long time, then take the time to invest in a few trees. As they grow, they only add to your property value. Ask yourself this: Which house will sell faster, a house with a blazing hot backyard patio or one with a large maple tree that keeps the yard nice and cool?
Trees also provide protection from wind, noise, and rain. A well-placed tree increases curb appeal and makes the home appear established and beautiful. It’s important that you take extra care to make sure that your trees are protected.
Trees don’t just add shade and beauty, they also create spaces for birds and squirrels to build their homes. Having mature trees in your yard is important if you are trying to attract birds. They also clean the air and keep summer temperatures to a minimum. Houses covered in shade use less energy on air conditioning than houses sitting in the sun all day. In the winter, the lack of leaves allows the sun to warm your house driving down that winter heating bill.
Insects are the number one cause for tree decline and death. An insect infestation can cause a lot of damage to the foliage of a tree which can cause the tree to become stunted or even reduce crop yields in fruit trees. Insects like the emerald ash borer and the elm bark beetle can be vectors for diseases that will kill your trees. With a pest control product called dormant oil you can protect your trees all year from these bugs.
Dormant oils are applied in the fall or early spring when temperatures hover just above freezing and while insects are still overwintering on the bark. The oils suffocate any bug and egg on the tree such as mites, caterpillars, and beetles, that could do harm once they become active.
Trees aren’t known for caring about their appearance and a neglected tree with low branches and saplings growing around the trunk can really tell a lot about the type of person that lives there. Don’t risk losing your sale because you forgot to do a little pruning.
Get out there and shape up your trees so they look their best. They will be the first thing a buyer sees when they pull up so get rid of dead or obtrusive branches. Make sure your tree keeps a natural but definite shape that looks warm and inviting.
At Harvest Lawn Care we care about trees. That’s why we offer comprehensive tree and shrub care programs tailored specifically for your needs. Keep your trees healthy will tree spraying, tree fertilization, and pest control.