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Things To Consider When Choosing Trees For Your Landscape

Your landscaping not only accentuates the beauty of your home but also provides several benefits to your property. Suitable trees will impact the environmental aspects of your outdoor spaces and complement your home's shape, style, and size. If you are thinking about adding trees to your landscaping, you must consider the reasons behind your decisions to ensure you choose the best types of trees for your needs and your property.

Determine Your Purpose For The Trees

Beautiful and healthy trees in your landscaping have intrinsic value beyond how they look. You may have more than curb appeal in mind when planting trees. When you determine your purpose for adding trees, you will quickly narrow down your choices. Some benefits trees provide other than adding to your home's aesthetic include:

· Provide privacy

· Shield your home from the sun or wind

· Reduce noise

· Create shady areas in your yard

· Block unpleasant views

· Minimize precipitation runoff

· Prevent soil and bedding erosion

Consider How A Tree's Shape And Size Fits Your Needs

Consider what you want your trees to accomplish in your landscape and how their shape and size will meet those needs. For example, taller landscaping trees can create privacy as dividers, while short trees are better for planting near power lines. Some trees have extensive root systems that could damage your property's hardscaping and even grow into plumbing pipes underground. A tree's branches, foliage, and the root system can make them more appropriate for certain types of spaces than others.

The Planting Site That Fits Your Choice Of Trees

Every tree has a soil and sunlight requirement that it needs to thrive. Before purchasing trees, consider where you want them to be in your landscaping. Site conditions are critical for the healthy growth of trees and maximizing their beauty and longevity. When you are narrowing down your choices of trees, keep these aspects in mind:

· Soil conditions

· Sun/shade exposure

· Drainage conditions of soil

· Space restrictions above and below surface level

Consider How The Tree Will Affect Your Landscaping Work

Finding a healthy tree for your yard involves more than simply choosing one for its beauty. Trees can provide other benefits than curb appeal to your property when planted in your landscaping. While they offer many benefits, they can also increase your yard work. Some trees may be labor intensive to maintain, such as those that drop nuts and fruits or lose all of their leaves in the fall. Remember what you must contend with when you begin taking care of your tree. Some things to consider when choosing a tree for your landscaping are:

· Shade trees will most likely outgrow their placement

· Ornamental trees can be messy and a hassle to maintain

· Conifers offer steady growth with year-round greenery

Landscape Contractors Can Help

Experienced landscape contractors can help you make good decisions on what to plant if you are thinking about adding trees to your landscaping design. Consulting with your landscaper will help you determine the types of trees that will work best in your climate, soil, and drainage conditions while boosting your curb appeal and enjoyment of your property.

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