Some homeowners consider trees an essential element of their overall landscaping efforts, while others aren’t too fond of an abundance of trees. At Team Nelson, we wanted to enlighten North Texas homeowners with homes in Flower Mound, Denton, Frisco, and other nearby cities of the benefits of properly placed trees, not only to you as a homeowner, but in the event you should decide to sell your home in the future.
Benefits of trees for your family:
Every homeowner would like to save money on energy costs. Properly placed, trees provide shade which help cool your home in summer months, and provide a windbreak in winter months. Winter or summer, trees help lower cooling and heating costs!
Trees also help improve the air your family breathes. Did you know trees help eliminate the “greenhouse” effect? Trees actually remove CO2 (carbon dioxide) from the atmosphere, and release oxygen back into the air.
There are also benefits if you’re thinking about putting your home on the market. The U.S. Forest Service states that depending on the species, condition, size, and location of a property owner’s trees, property values may increase by as much as 10%. This is substantial, considering all trees need to thrive is some dirt and water!
If you’re considering planting a few trees to enjoy the benefits in a few years, here are a few suggestions:
Consider the shape and fully grown size of the tree before you plant. What you don’t want is roots which will eventually spread and possibly get into your sewer lines or your home’s foundation!
Choose trees keeping in mind their appearance and size when full grown, and how they will add to the visual appeal of your home and current landscaping. Some trees produce a wide canopy, while others are more narrow. Consider the tree’s full-grown height, color of foliage, etc.
Trees are a beautiful addition to your North Texas home, and certainly add value to your Flower Mound property!
The Flower Mound real estate agents at Team Nelson want to help you make your home as attractive as possible, so your family can enjoy a healthier, more energy efficient lifestyle. Contact us today for all of your buying and selling needs!