Tree & Shrubs Add Value & Benefits To Your Landscape
Trees and shrubs are pleasing additions to your property. They bring gorgeous flowers and vibrant green in spring alerting us to the birth of a new season. Then, they follow that with cooling shade in the summer months. In autumn, trees and shrubs bring an amazing variety of color to your landscape. And, in winter, they accent your landscape with wonderful structure and texture.
Trees and shrubs also offer amazing benefits on your property.
- Trees and shrubs clean your air by absorbing pollutants and providing oxygen.
- Trees cool the surrounding area; in some cases bringing the temperature in a city like St. Louis down by 10 degrees Fahrenheit.
- On your hilly areas, trees and shrubs help prevent erosion by slowing water runoff and holding soil in place.
- Trees and shrubs create more privacy on your property by blocking unsightly views and muffling busy sounds. In fact, trees can reduce bothersome noise by up to 50%, says the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
And all of these benefits translate into actual cost savings for you. Overall, a single, urban tree can provide up to $273 a year in air conditioning, pollution fighting, erosion and storm water control and wildlife shelter benefits, American Forests says.
Add trees and shrubs to your property and let us properly take care of them and you boost your property value by 20% almost instantaneously. In fact, landscaping can bring a recovery value of 100% to 200% at selling time, according to Money magazine. Have mature trees on your landscape? Those often have appraised values of between $1,000 and $10,000, explains the Council of Tree and Landscape Appraisers. Another study by American Forests says 83% of realtors believe mature trees have a strong or moderate impact on the salability of homes listed for less than $150,000 and 98% believe the same for homes more than $250,000.
For businesses, trees boost your customers since a tree-lined street slows traffic enough to allow drivers to look at store fronts instead of zipping by.
Tree & Shrub Care Protects Your Landscape Assets
Trees that live in the forest receive natural “fertilizer” from the decomposing of leaves on the forest floor. But trees that live in urban areas, like those on your property, don’t have that natural fertilizer to keep them growing strong. Properly fertilizing trees can help them thrive and stand strong against stresses like insects or diseases. Deep root fertilization is particularly important because it targets important nutrients directly at tree roots.
We offer a tree and shrub care program that consists of six applications: one that addresses tree and shrub diseases, three the focus on insect challenges on trees and shrubs and two deep root fertilization treatments.
Safety First! Have Your Trees & Shrubs Checked
Even though they are relatively low maintenance, your trees and shrubs still require some care and attention. And failing to adequately address tree and shrub issues, hoping they’ll go away on their own, could cause safety hazards on your property, not to mention devalue your treasured landscape assets.
In addition to our tree and shrub treatment programs where we address fertilization and insect and disease issues, we also offer comprehensive tree and shrub pruning services. Here, we trim trees and shrubs to maintain shape and encourage blooms. We focus on the 3 Ds of pruning by removing dead, dying or diseased branches so your trees and shrubs can focus their energy on the healthy, thriving parts of the plants.
We’re Your Tree & Shrub Care Experts
We can help you preserve your valuable tree and shrub assets. Give us a call at 314-770-2828 or use our simple contact form to discuss your tree and shrub care needs.