If you are thinking of selling your home in the next year, now is a good time to invest in some small projects that will increase your asking price for your home. One of the things you will want to consider is the curb appeal of your home. While you may not redo your entire yard, you should critically examine your trees and shrubbery and hire a professional to help make your home more inviting to potential buyers. Here are four things to look for when you create a pruning plan for your property.
Each year, millions of dollars in home damage is caused by trees during severe storms. Spending a small amount for prevention is better than paying for major repairs later. With this in mind, you should consider cutting back any limbs touching your home or garage, or overhanging driveway or street. You should also have a certified arborist check for weak or dying branches that should be removed.
This will not only protect your home during storms, but it can also reduce the risk of branches scratching vehicles or dripping sap on parked cars. This will make a greater percentage of your parking space available to potential new homeowners.
While some home buyers will specifically check for safety hazards caused by trees on your property, many will simply be impressed by the clear delineation between your home and the surrounding foliage.
Views and Privacy
If you have a great view of a mountain or valley that is currently being blocked by a large tree, now is the time to cut the tree back and let the view show. These views can not only increase the sale value of your home, but they can impress potential buyers during a walk through and potentially inspire an quicker sale of your home.
At the same time, tree trimmers can shape older trees in ways that will make them more visually appealing to potential buyers from the moment they see your home.
Alternatively, you should leave thick foliage that offers privacy from your neighbors. An experienced tree trimming service can cut your trees in a way to help promote more green growth in areas that need more privacy.
Often, trees can be sick for years with no outward signs of the disease. Tree trimming by a professional arborist can help reduce disease in your trees, ensuring that they will look great and remain structurally sound for years to come.
Although this may not increase the visual appeal of your home, being able to tell potential buyers that the trees have been examined recently by a professional can reassure them that your home has been well cared for throughout its life.
Trimming back some of your larger trees may create enough space in your yard or on your roof for you to install solar panels. A recent assessment found that the cost of solar panels is usually returned during the sale of a home, and can often create a profit. However, this is only possible if you have enough direct sunlight on your property to make the solar panels truly energy efficient.
Professional tree trimming services can range from $75 to over $1000 depending on your yard and the amount of work you need done. However, increasing the sale value of your home and getting more buyers into your house to sell your home quickly can be worth the relatively small expense. Before calling for quotes, look around your property to see which of the above services you might need, and then contact a professional near you.
Spring is a breathtakingly beautiful time of the year. During this special season, I adore looking at the beautiful trees, shrubs, and flowers in my front and back yards. Perhaps you want to enhance the appearance of your outdoor property this spring. Consider hiring a professional landscaper to help you accomplish this important task. An expert landscaper can plant fruit trees in your space. For instance, you might want this individual to plant apple, pear, peach, or orange trees on your property. You may also wish for this professional to plant attractive shrubs in front of your home. On this blog, I hope you will discover how a landscaper can help you have a spectacular spring. Enjoy!