- Keep the design updated and in line with comparable properties in the area.
- In arid climates, install landscaping that requires little or no water to maintain.
- In markets with year-round hot climates, plant trees in a place where they block the sun.
- Remove weak, old or damaged trees planted too close to a home or building as they could pose dangers to the home’s structure.
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