When that tax refund check arrives in the spring, you want to use it wisely. If you’re hoping to improve your home’s value or curb appeal, check out these three simple ways to put your tax refund to work.
A new mailbox or front door. One simple update can spruce up the curb appeal of your home, with little investment of time or money. If your mailbox or front door is aging, a replacement can be a wise use of a windfall.
Refresh shrubbery or install a flower bed. Overgrown, unwieldy shrubbery should be trimmed back in the winter or early spring to tidy up your front lawn. A professional can help you with this task, so that you don’t trim too much and damage your shrubs.
Or, a new flower bed around your mailbox, along a sidewalk, or near the front door can add instant appeal without too much upheaval.
Tree trimming. Trimming your trees is one of the easiest ways to spruce up the look of your yard, by getting rid of dead or dying limbs and clearing out overgrowth. Allowing for more air flow between branches will keep your trees healthier while cleaning up the aesthetic of your home’s exterior. Plus, removing unhealthy, brittle parts of trees can prevent the danger and financial expense of storm damage. The last thing you need is falling limbs that damage your home or car, and cost time and money to clean up.
But you always want to address this task in winter or early spring. If you trim trees during their most active growth period (summer) the tree will become stressed and could be damaged.
Give us a call to schedule an estimate soon, and let’s get to work on your tree trimming project during the optimal time of year for both your trees’ health and your budget!