Trees are great for enhancing your landscape area. They can help add structure and variety to your yard, help you define the space, and help you create privacy. Here are four important questions you should ask yourself in the process of selecting the trees that will enhance your landscape.
1. How Much Space Does Your Tree Need To Grow?
2. Consider the Function of the Tree For Your Landscape Area
Other considerations are the function of the tree that you’re planting. Are you looking for ample shade for a patio? Carefully planned shade tree planting can save energy for your home by keeping it cooler in the summer. Evergreen pines can provide a wind screen in the winter or during windy and severe weather. Or, perhaps a privacy hedge is needed on a property line. Many people choose ornamental flowering trees for their showy spring colors. Fall foliage, which can be just as pleasing, is another factor that can be incorporated in your decision making process. Wisely choose a variety of specimens that accent your landscape throughout all of the seasons – it’s the best approach for year round curb appeal and enjoyment.
3. Plant Your Tree At The Right Time of Year
4. Plant “Native “Trees
Trees that are native to your area are the best choice for planting; for they are adapted to the weather conditions and are often more resistant to the local common pests and diseases. A list of native trees for your region by visiting the website of your local university extension or local government resources.
Laurie Bullock is co-owner of Westminster Lawn Landscape Supply Yards with her husband Gaven. She writes frequent blog articles about gardening, landscaping, and food, drawing from years of experience as manager of the family business.