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Choosing the Best Trees for Your Yard


What you should consider when adding trees to your landscaping.

Planting trees in your yard is a great way to boost your curb appeal and improve your property’s value.  However, choosing which trees to plant actually requires a fair amount of thought and planning.  Here’s what you should consider when deciding on which trees to plant.

Growing Conditions

Before you start looking at your tree options, you need to think about the weather and growing conditions that your home is subject to.  For instance, if your home is located in a coastal area, then you should look at trees that can stand up to salty air and can thrive in humid conditions.  Trying to make a tree grow in a climate that it is not suited for will only result in a waste of time and money, so make sure that the tree you choose can thrive in your climate

Tree Function

Another thing you need to think about is what you want your tree to do.  While your primary goal might be increasing the visual appeal of your home, trees can have other purposes as well.  For instance, they can accomplish the following:

  • Filter out pollutants
  • Reduce noise
  • Shield your home from wind
  • Shade your home from the sun
  • Create shady outdoor areas
  • Block unpleasant views
  • Increase the market value of your property
  • Reduce glare from surrounding structures
  • Minimize precipitation runoff

Once you determine what you want your trees to do, select a type of tree that has these characteristics.

Tree Size and Shape

You also need to consider what type of tree with look best in your yard.  If you only have a small space, then you do not want to plant a massive tree that will hog the entire property.  Additionally, if you live near obstacles, such as overhead powerlines, then you need to make sure that the tree you choose will not grow to interfere with these factors.  So, consider both the aesthetic and practicality of a tree before planting it in your yard

These are some of the things you need to consider when choosing trees to plant in your yard.  Are you looking to buy or sell in the Hermosa Beach area this season?  If so, contact the experts at Brighton Escrow to get the top-tier escrow service you deserve. Serving the Hermosa Beach area, we are ready to make home buying and selling a breeze.