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This presentation was created for an exclusive neighborhood in Los Angeles. The pictures clearly show ways to avoid garden maintenance problems, fire hazards and how to preserve view corridors.

This presentation was created for an exclusive neighborhood in Los Angeles. The pictures clearly show ways to avoid garden maintenance problems, fire hazards and how to preserve view corridors.

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Landscape tips for increased home value Landscape tips for increased home value Presentation Transcript

  • Is A Spectacular Place to Live
  • What Can You Do to Make It Better?
  • How Does Landscape Improve your Property and its Value?
    You can express yourself artistically in your landscape.
    Everyday you can enjoy that expression.
    Landscape, when well chosen, can save you from costly
    maintenance.
    Landscape adds between 14-35% to the value of your home.
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  • We have a wide latitude in designing. Here you see the
    trees are in scale with the house. They don’t overpower
    the house
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  • Here you see how the tree on the right dwarfs the architecture and the
    planting in front of the house is out of scale (too small) for the face
    of the house. Also the Ficus trees on both sides of the entry could
    cause problems for the water pipes coming in or leaving the house.
  • This tree
    is too big
    to be planted
    so close to
    the house.
  • And it will be a maintenance problem for
    you.
  • When you plant vines near a tree, don’t let them climb the trees.
    Eventually, they will kill the tree.
  • These Palms are representative of Los Angeles.
    They also harbor rats. (So does Ivy)
  • Look at how ugly the tree looks after it is over trimmed.
    When you pick a tree that will grow the appropriate height
    you won’t need to butcher it. A tree like this needs to be
    Cut yearly. Think of the money and hassle you can save
    by removing and replacing it with a more appropriate tree.
  • Bringing Harmony to Your Neighborhood
    Setting a “style” for the neighborhood.
    Allow for view sheds
    Protect against fire hazards
  • Setting a style for the
    neighborhood doesn’t
    mean you will all have
    identical landscape.
    After all, you all have different
    architecture, styles and
    aesthetic preferences.
  • But you have architectural standards and the neighborhood
    would benefit from having some more consistency in
    landscape.
  • One of the Premier attributes of this neighborhood
    is the VIEW
    Even the view corridors along the streets are important to preserve.
  • Here’s a case in point.
    Your landscape could be cutting
    Off your neighbor’s view.
  • Once the Pines are trimmed
    it opens up much of the view.
  • But from the street the trim looks very unattractive.
    Once a tree is cut to like this, it will never grow
    back to be attractive.
  • Here the scale of plants matches the scale of the house.
    They all look like they fit together.
  • Another low profile landscape that really suits the house.
  • Here’s another appropriate landscape. These trees however
    will need to be severely pruned throughout their long life
    to maintain their low profile.
    This will cost you thousands!
  • There are many ways you can protect yourself from
    the threat of fire.
    Some plants are more flammable than others-
    Avoid Them
    When trees and plants die -
    Remove Them
    The Fire Department has fire safe standards-
    Use Them
  • Looks like a candle and
    burns like one too. Notice
    how close it is to the house.
    Pampas grass not only
    goes up like a torch,
    it reproduces like a
    Rabbit.
    Eucalyptus has lots of oil. Guess what
    happens when fire gets to them.
    Many of the Junipers even
    Look like fire.
  • If its brown, take it down.
    Watch for disease in your trees.
    What do you look for?
    --red or black staining on trunk
    --blistering and oozing on the surface of the tree
    --crown thinning
    --twig and branch die-back
    --premature leaf loss
    If you see a tree looking sick, call an Arborist.
    With early treatment, many times they can be saved.
  • Pine Bark Borer
    These insects usually enter the tree at eye level and above.
    You may see the tiny holes. You may see tiny dribbles of sap,
    or little dried mounds of sap, especially on a white pine.
    If you spot these move quickly to remove the tree.
    Spaying and other methods of deterrent won’t work.
    Nearby Pine trees on your property and your neighbors
    WILL VERY LIKELY become infested if not removed
  • Trees planted too close to the house are a maintenance
    problem and a fire hazard.
  • Your Landscape offers you the delight of interacting
    with the natural world around you.
    Make it a safe place for you and your entire neighborhood.