Beauty and the Bush: How a Beautiful Yard Impacts Your Home’s Value

A beautiful yard speaks for itself. The tranquility and expansion of living space brought by a pretty garden are awesome assets to any home, but they become all the more valuable if you are trying to sell your home. A nice yard not only brings potential buyers in, it makes them more likely to put down an offer – which in turn means more people will bid on your home and you can get a higher price.

Even if you aren’t planning to list your house quite yet, it’s still helpful to start thinking ahead about how to improve your home’s value, and cultivating a beautiful yard can help you do just that.

The Psychological Impact of Curb Appeal

“First impressions” isn’t just a phrase. Sometimes, no matter how nice your interior is, you’ll lose buyers if they aren’t greeted with a well-maintained garden. If you want to make that first impression count and increase the number of people willing to bid on your home, your yard counts.

Impressive ROI

Did you know that something as simple as greening up your lawn can have a 303% return on investment, according to the National Association of Realtors Research Department? That means whatever you pay to up your lawn’s loveliness factor will be returned to you three times over when it comes to your home’s value. Pretty neat, right?

Moreover, reports Houzz, quoting a study by, return on investment for hardscaping projects can be as high as 150%. Not quite as high as the rewards for your lawn, but still impressive, especially if you complete several projects. Think fire pits and walkways, they suggest.

Forgotten Yard Attributes

If you really want to capitalize on curb appeal, don’t forget often-overlooked aspects such as the driveway, which should be pretty too. Also address issues such as poor drainage, unstable tree limbs, and other practicalities that can turn buyers off.

Affordable Help

Luckily, achieving your landscape goals doesn’t mean you have to buy a cherry picker and get to work yourself. Premier Tree Solutions is a growing tree removal business based in Atlanta, Georgia, specializing in a variety of landscape services, and we can help.

We offer tree removal and trimming, pruning and storm cleanup, branch clearing and debris removal, and many other services needed to maintain a beautiful yard, substantially increase your curb appeal and inflate your home’s value. Give us a call today at 404-252-6448 or contact us here.

How Trees Could be Pollen You Down: Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

Allergies are a wide-sweeping problem that affect around 50 million people in the United States, representing 30 percent of adults and 40 percent of children, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. Hundreds of species of plants release pollen to which people are allergic, and many of the culprits are trees.

Pollen and Your Nose (+ Other Parts of the Body)

An allergen is anything that causes a histamine response in the body, which is when your body attacks foreign pathogens. If your immune system recognizes pollen as a pathogen, then congratulations: You have an allergy!

Unfortunately, late winter and early spring are the high seasons for tree allergies. During these sneeziest of weeks and months – starting as early as January and continuing into April, or later – trees release tons of the stuff, which wafts easily on the breeze. The good news? Only about a hundred species of trees actually cause allergies.

The Allergy-est Trees

Some of the worst culprits include:

  • Alder
  • Ash
  • Aspen
  • Beech
  • Birch
  • Box elder
  • Cedar
  • Cottonwood
  • Date palm
  • Elm
  • Hickory
  • Juniper
  • Mountain elder
  • Mulberry
  • Oak
  • Pecan
  • Phoenix Palm
  • Red Maple
  • Silver Maple
  • Willow

This is by no means an exhaustive list, so when you go to purchase trees at the nursery, make sure to ask if they cause allergic reactions. If you can, avoid them.

Protect Yourself

If you want more pollen protection from trees causing allergies, you can take a few simple steps. Stay out of the yard during midday and afternoon, as these are the worst times for pollen. Try to get outside after rainstorms, which clear pollen from the air, and always wear gardening gloves, so that when you take them off and scratch your nose, fingers are pollen-free. Wear sunglasses to protect your eyes and, if you can stand it, a bandana to cover the nose.

Get Trees Under Control

If you’re hoping to avoid an allergy onslaught in coming years, you would do well to contact a tree removal business. They can help you trim and prune your trees to reduce the number of branches, and therefore the amount of pollen being released, as well as make your trees lovelier to look at.

Companies such as Premier Tree Solutions in Atlanta can also help remove brush and suckers, tree starts that may grow up into full-blown pollen producers. If you’re looking for storm cleanup, crane services, or stump removal, we can help you there too – just give us a call today at 404-252-6448 or contact us here.