Our nursery pros have laid out some important landscaping factors that can impact the value of your property.
We see this a lot. Homeowners do not have a thought-out plan, and their landscape often ends up looking messy and disorganized. Before you start planting, consider the style of your home. Would it look best with a water-wise, tropical, Mediterranean, or desert theme? These are important questions that can increase or decrease the value of your home. Consider speaking to one of our nursery design professionals or check out our blog for more landscape inspiration.
A quick and easy way to add instant curb appeal is by planting larger trees that can give off an estate feel to your property. Large trees such as the Ficus, Shamel Ash,Date Palm, and Chinese Elm add instant curb appeal and can really make your landscape stand out.
Planting trees and shrubs in ideal spots can really make or break your landscape. The last thing you want to do is to plant a tree or shrub that is too big for an area or one that is too small for an area. Remember to plant shade trees on an eastern or western exposure, which will help shade the home during the summer time which can lead to a reduction in utility bills. Before you plant, be sure to talk to a nursery pro about your landscape goals. They can help you pick out the best quality trees and shrubs for your yard.
Seasonal and year-round color are a fantastic way to really make your landscape stand out in the neighborhood. We are fortunate enough to live in a climate that allows us to plant a wide range of trees, shrubs, and seasonal flowers that produce some beautiful spring blooms and striking fall color. The color does not have to be a focal point as some of our varieties of trees are great for accent locations like thePurple Leaf Plum, which has deep purple foliage throughout the year and awesome pink blossoms in the spring.- a little wordy Other trees for color are the Jacaranda,Bottlebrush, Tipu, and Crape Myrtle which look fantastic from spring through summer. If you’re looking for fall color, consider the deciduous trees, Arizona Ash, which has beautiful yellow leaves in the fall, or the Raywood Ash, which has rich burgundy leaves. For more color, check out ourflowering trees and flowering shrubs.
Seasons change and with that so does the look and feel of our the landscape. Landscapes that feature numerous deciduous trees may give off a dead or uninviting landscape in the winter. Evergreens such as the Ficus, Brazilian Pepper,and Magnolia are a great way to keep your yard looking green all year. Just remember to keep in mind that your landscape in the spring may look totally different in the winter.
If someone wanted to live in a jungle, they’d move somewhere overseas (there are jungles in south America but i get what youre going for). No one wants to see a yard with dead branches and overgrown foliage. Regardless of the season, it’s always a good idea to clean up your yard. It’s a reflection of how you maintain your home.
AC systems, pool pumps, and trash cans are a few of the obvious eyesores on our landscapes. The majority of landscapes have them and every homeowner wants to hide them. Fortunately, we are in luck, as these eyesores are usually just a few feet off the ground. Planting shrubs, hedge material, or small trees are a great way to block out these unwanted views.
Pulling weeds is without question the most loathed aspect of owning a home. We see thousands of landscapes with overgrown weeds and 99% of the time it makes the house look unsightly. In order to reduce the number of weeds or completely eliminate them, a pre-emergent should be applied at least twice a year. This is typically done at the beginning of the spring and fall growing seasons.
Sometimes it’s best to keep it simple and even though you may love maintaining the lush vegetation on your landscape, the next homeowner might not like picking up leaves in the winter. Consider keeping your landscape clean with many trees and shrubs like the Ficus, Japanese Privet, Carolina Cherry, or Japanese Boxwoodthat keep their foliage all year long.