Landscaping Tips to Boost Your Home’s Curbside Appeal
Chances are good that if you’re in the process of selling your home you’re also in the process of trying to make the house and connected property as appealing as possible. It’s a factor that we often note that, major issues aside, an attractive house will immediately boost the salability of a home. For this reason, many people spend hours and hours going through the interior or connected property trying to fix and spruce up as much as possible before the home hits the market.
One of the most commonly neglected areas of investigation in this process is high above the ground. In fact, it’s also high above the roof, although it can drastically affect the roof’s quality, longevity, and durability.
We are speaking, of course, about trees.
While trees certainly add a lot to a property (shade, aesthetic appeal, a sense of rootedness, possibly even fruit), they can also become a liability if they are not properly maintained. That is why we are going to devote a little time to a discussion on trees and just what to do to ensure that they are healthy but also well cared for. The possible sale of your home depends on it.
The biggest issue with trees near the house comes when they begin to grow over the roof. While they can provide some nice shade to the home (helping out with cooling bills during the warmer months), they can also create ideal conditions for fungus, mold, lichen, and other corrosive organisms that might begin to call your roof home.
Lots of tree overgrowth can also result in the gutters around your home becoming quickly clogged. Clogged gutters, especially when not taken care of, can very rapidly become both useless and a liability to the home itself. Consider the damage to siding when a gutter sheers off of the wall. Consider the damage to your health when the layers of decomposing leaves begin to drop mold spores through your bedroom window.
Tending to tree overgrowth is essential to the home’s health, which makes it essential when it comes to preparing the home for sale.