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Should I Plant a Bunch of Money Trees?

August 6th, 2007 at 04:34 pm

So this week might end up being a bit pricey. I'm trying to finish off the front yard...a few months ago, flush with tax refund and yearly bonus money, I decided to finally gut and re-do the front yard - which was unsave-able. Pulled up all the plants, grass and sprinklers and started anew. Yes, a bit pricey but the lawn was pitted, thatched and covered in bermudagrass, the sprinklers leaked and sprayed the cars and the rosebushes were about 20 years old and beyond diseased.

Then I took a break for a while and now it's time to finish it off. I need a plumber to fix a city pipe leak and a stump grinder to get rid of the two "trees" (you know, the kind that no-one plants on purpose, and in 10 years you have a weird-ass tree), so I can put in a fence between my yard and the neighbor's.

Once that is done then I can finally have fun and start landcaping as right now it's just a beautiful green lawn surrounded by dirt. So I'm guessing that both the stump grinder and the plumber together will be about $500. Getting estimates in the next two days from licensed contractors I found on Craigslist. Wish me luck!

6 Responses to “Should I Plant a Bunch of Money Trees?”

  1. danfrain Says:

    YES, you should plant money trees if you can.

    I read an article some years ago in WOOD Magazine regarding planting walnuts. I think it was on one acre of land, and in twenty years you will have completely covered all the costs of your tree farm and can sell the lumber for about the price of a pretty nice house.

    Plant them ten feet apart fertilize once a year, and thin the grove I think it was every five years.

    I never had an acre of land to call my own, but if you do, walnuts could turn out to be money trees for you.

    Have a great day. Stay safe, and may God bless. I wish you His peace.

    Dan

  2. boomeyers Says:

    Sure, plant the money trees next to the change bush! Smile Finishing what you started will feel so good! We still have our stumps! Yuck!

  3. schadenfreude Says:

    Dan: I have a tiny 1200 sq ft front yard in Sacramento. And I think many of the prettier trees (like Walnut) would get into my foundation! Smile But thanks for the thought! I'm thinking 2 Crepe Myrtles and a tulip magnolia.

  4. Ima saver Says:

    I have a few crepe myrtles myself and they are beautiful and blooming right now. I bought a 2 acre lot and planted all the trees 12 years ago. They are big and beautiful now!

  5. baselle Says:

    If you plant walnuts, nothing else around it will grow. That includes grass. Something that could shade parts of your house would be great, and a bit of a cost saving in air conditioning.

  6. Schadenfreude Says:

    baselle: I'm planning on the Tulip Magnolia being the shade tree...which I will get FOR FREE from the local power company, who offer free trees for your property when you start a new account. I think I get one (the number is dependant on size of the lot), and they'll send out an arborist to consult on where it should be planted, then deliver the tree of my choice (from a list). Nice, huh!

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