Landscaping can mean a lot more for your property than simply leveling terrain. It goes a long way in improving your property’s curb appeal, enhancing convenience, and increasing its value. And many homeowners are seeing the appeal of large shady foliage that offers environmental benefits, an increase in property value, and even savings in energy costs.
However, many property owners leave the base of their trees empty or overcrowded with weeds and other unwanted visitors. Spruce up your landscaping this month with these tips.
Hanging swings or lounging chairs from trees is not only a luxurious pastime but can be a fantastic aesthetic addition to your property. Trees with winding, ornate branches are perfect for this.
A Surrounding Deck
Homeowners with mature trees in their backyards can reap the benefits of wide, expansive decks running alongside their properties. Utilize wide-spread, low-hanging branches in the deck plans for a cohesive design. And funnily enough, building a deck around trees can be beneficial to their health, eliminating foot traffic.
Beds of grass, dead nettles, and ferns are very common coverings for tree roots. Depending on the temperament and breed of the tree, different types of undergrowth can be more and less beneficial. Foxtail ferns, for example, are a great alternative to grass. This soft, flowing plant is hardy and low-maintenance.
Shrubs And Other Shade-Lovers
Low-hanging plants that thrive in the shade can be perfect additions to the ground beneath umbrella-like trees. Hostas, rhododendrons, hydrangeas, and many hollies are excellent examples of the type of plants homeowners want under the canopy of their trees. A quick tip: make sure that the plant you choose is not only a shade-lover but also root-resistant if you plan on landscaping with them directly on top of your trees’ roots.
Your landscaping can do wonders for your property by increasing its value, enhancing privacy and security, and, most importantly, beautifying the space for visitors, neighbors, and prospective buyers. So don’t let the undergrowth of your foliage take away from your stunning home!
If you want more tips on increasing your property value or some great foliage suggestions, contact us here or give us a call at (512) 563-5550.