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In Pursuit of Curb Appeal


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In Pursuit of Curb Appeal

Most people spend their time dreaming up ways to improve the insides of their home. They renovate their kitchens, install new flooring, and paint the walls in vibrant colors. As far as I am concerned, however, the outside of the home is just as vital. After working for years as a landscape architect, I'm passionate about the form and function of yards, porches, decks, gardens, and other outdoor spaces. An inviting exterior welcomes guests to my home and encourages them to enjoy themselves. I decided to create a blog that would extol the virtues of curb appeal—and maybe inspire you to take your homemaking efforts outside.

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Property Full Of Trees? 3 Things To Consider

There are plenty of advantages that come with a property full of trees. Any shade cast on the house can keep cooling bills down during the summer months. Trees can also add a lot to the landscape and the views from inside the home looking out can be beautiful. While plenty of trees can add to a property's curb appeal and be a source of joy for homeowners they can also involve a great deal of work for homeowners. Here are three things to consider when it comes to a property full of trees.

Tree Service Is A Must

While many homeowners feel like they can tackle things such as tree trimming and tree maintenance on their own, this is a tall order if there are a lot of trees. Often hiring a tree service company for tree trimming and tree removal is a must. The professionals will be able to keep the trees in good health far better than most homeowners are able to. Tree trimming is the tree service most often required and the price can vary depending on the size and location of the tree. Smaller trees, less than 30 feet tall, cost between $75 and $450 to trim while trees over 60 feet tall can cost between $200 and $1,000 to trim.

How Close Is Too Close?

Another thing to consider when it comes to a property full of trees is how close they are to buildings on the property. Many homeowners find that their favorite shade tree next to their home is actually causing damage to the home's foundation and plumbing. Roots can grow out and cause a lot of damage that may not be immediately apparent. If there are a lot of trees close by, it may be a good idea to consult with a tree service company in order to see if removal is needed. The average cost to remove a tree is $650 but the cost can easily exceed $1,000 for large trees.

Are Wildfires An Issue?

Another thing to consider when it comes to owning a property with a lot of trees is whether or not the area is prone to wildfires. If wildfires are likely in the area, there are a few things that should be done in order to protect the home. Creating a defensible space is a must when it comes to keeping a home safe from wildfires. Things such as removing dead or dying trees, regular pruning, and having a certain amount of space between trees is important when it comes to fire prevention. A tree service company can help create a defensible space around the home. Visit a site like http://www.prtree.com for more information.

Trees are a big draw for many homeowners. However, there are a few things to consider when it comes to properties that have a lot of trees. Regular tree service is a must in order to keep the trees healthy. It may also be necessary to remove trees close to the home and other structures. If wildfires are a problem, some changes to the landscape may also be required.