When designing your home’s landscape, you should consider adding trees.
Some homeowners assume trees should be excluded from their landscape, believing they consume valuable space while offering little or no benefits in the process.
While trees certainly require space to grow, however, it’s a small price to pay. With trees growing in your landscape, you’ll experience the five following benefits.
#1) Lower Cooling Costs During Summer
You might be surprised to learn that trees can lower your home’s cooling costs during the summer.
Depending on the placement of the trees, as well as their length and canopy size, they may lower your home’s cooling costs by as much as 20%.
They’ll cast shade on your home, reducing the amount of solar heat it absorbs.
#2) Sound Dampening
One benefit of trees that is often overlooked by homeowners is their ability to dampen sound.
If you live in or near a busy city, growing trees in your landscape may create a quieter environment for you and your family. They’ll absorb sound waves, resulting in less noise.
#3) Increased Property Value
Research shows that adding trees to a landscape increases its property value by an average of 20%.
When searching for a home, many buyers will survey the landscape. If the landscape is barren and consists entirely of grass, buyers may perceive the property as being less valuable.
If the landscape is attractive and filled with trees, on the other hand, buyers may perceive the property as being more valuable.
Regardless, growing trees in your home’s landscape can have a positive impact on its property value.
#4) Cleaner Environment
Growing trees in your landscape will also create a cleaner environment.
Trees filter water as well as the air. At the same time, trees release oxygen after converting sunlight into energy.
If you’re an environmentally conscious person, you can do your part to promote a cleaner environment by growing trees in your landscape.
#5) Promotes Outdoor Living
You’ll probably spend more time outdoors if your landscape has trees in it.
It’s difficult to enjoy your landscape when the sun is glaring down on you. With trees, you’ll have natural protection from the sun, allowing you and your family to fully enjoy your home’s landscape.
Whether they are hardwood or softwood, trees offer a variety of benefits.
Trees offer lower cooling costs during the summer, dampen noise, increased property value, a cleaner environment, and they promote outdoor living.
The Woodsman Company offers tree planting, tree pruning and shrub trimming, tree removal and stump grinding as well as a tree wellness program.
If we can help with any of your tree care needs give us a call at 512-846-2535 or 512-940-0799 or
Charlotte Fleet says
It is surprising that trees can lower the costs of cooling in the summer. My husband and I want to save money and improve our yard. We’ll have to do both by buying and planting trees.