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Best Trees for Your Salem Rental Property

Salem Rental Property with Young Trees In FrontAttractive landscaping is a vital part of any successful rental property. A green, stylish yard with visual appeal will not only help you attract and keep quality tenants but may raise your property values as well. One of the best things you can include in your rental property’s landscape design is a beautiful tree. But not all tree is the best candidate for rental homes. Preferably, it would be best if you cultivated a tree that creates both beauty and shade while still being relatively easy to maintain. Before you choose a tree for your Salem rental property, it is helpful to consider which varieties make the best options.

One option to choose the best trees for your rental property is to find out what low-maintenance options are. No tenant will choose to waste several hours or days raking leaves, cleaning up seedpods, or handling with a bumper crop of fruit. Avoid fruit trees at all costs. Not only do they create an enormous mess, but they can also be an invitation for insects, rodents, and other pests. As a substitute, consider low-mess trees like the evergreen arborvitae or spruce.

Arborvitae is a tall, elegant-looking tree that is very low-maintenance. It flourishes in many climates and can be pruned and shaped into hedges or privacy screens. Spruce, moreover, is a sharp-needled evergreen that blooms very well in cooler climates. Spruce trees are slow-growing and require only minimal care, making them a perfect candidate for easy-care landscaping.

If you want a leafy tree, the top two less messy varieties are the flowering dogwood and the maple tree. There are many classifications of dogwood trees, but the flowering varieties are the most familiar because they produce large flowers in the spring and dark red leaves in the fall. Dogwoods normally grow quickly, showing both beauty and shade for your rental house in several short years. The maple tree, otherwise, is the autumn beauty that gives more shade in warmer months. Maple trees do drop their leaves in the fall, the same as the dogwood tree. However, maple trees have no flowers or berries. Maple trees also come in a range of sizes and varieties.

Among these four low-maintenance trees, you can consider the top picks of professional landscapers for your rental property’s yard. For most landscapers, it’s hard to make a mistake with an oak tree. They are astonishing, shady wonders that work in many different climates. Furthermore, please be aware that oak trees tend to grow slowly, so the shade may take a few years to develop.

If you like a smaller, flowering tree, consider placing a desert willow or a Japanese lilac to the yard. They bloom 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
  • Sycamore
  • Palo Verde
  • European Beech
  • Japanese Stewartia

At long last, the best trees for your rental property are those that you choose based on your climate, preferences, and existing landscaping. There are many great options; many 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 Colonial offers full descriptions of Salem property management services, including regular maintenance, inside and out. Contact us online or call us at 540-595-7411 for more information.

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