So many people choose trees when landscaping their yards, and this is for several reasons. Let’s look at why trees are not only added for beauty but also the other reasons that it can be a great idea to plant some in your yard.
Add Beauty to Yard
Trees, above all else, add beauty to a yard. Landscaping with trees adds dimension to a yard, and when planted in certain areas can be focus points. They can turn a boring flat yard into one that flows with breath and life. Trees may act as a natural fence, providing privacy from neighbors when planted in a row along the border of your property.
They offer year-round beauty, and in areas that go through a climate change during each season, they have something to offer during each one. Spring brings new leaves, new growth, and buds, which is a welcoming sign of warm weather to come. Summer brings full, luscious foliage that will be enjoyed for many mothers.
Autumn brings the magical phase of the tree’s leaves, turning various shades of color before falling. Winter will bring bare branches; however, they look so wonderful after a snowfall, and they are covered with a white blanket.
Trees Provide Fresh Fruits
Aside from the aspect of beauty regarding landscaping with trees, many people opt for fruit trees. This offers a person beauty and purpose. Fruit trees can be harvested to supplement one’s food supply, and many who have several trees choose to sell any extra fruit at roadside stands to have a bit of side income. Local, fresh fruit is very appealing to many people. Make sure you trim your trees timely by calling the professional tree trimmers.
Trees are excellent for providing shade to a home and protection from wind. This works well in both hot and cold months. During hot months, with trees providing shade, a homeowner will find that the house will stay considerably cooler when nature provides a natural umbrella.
The tree will soak up the sunshine instead of the house. They will also act as windbreakers, dispersing strong winds so that they do not hit the home as hard as they would otherwise, and this can cut down on drafts substantially.
Mark the Passage of Time
Trees are also a wonderful way to mark the passage of time. You will enjoy watching your tree grow each year, and in time, younger generations will enjoy what was once planted long ago. Fruit trees can sometimes take two to three years before they begin to produce.
Add Value to Property
A yard that has no landscaping is not appealing to many people. For this reason, planting trees can add value to your property. This is especially true when the trees are established, and a new owner does not need to worry about staking and other issues.
Anyone who is determining the value of a property will consider all aspects, the beauty, the focal points, the shading that the trees provide, and the privacy that they may offer. Landscaping with trees to the beauty of your garden.
As most home gardens are limited in size, choose trees that are small to medium. Most home gardens can accommodate at least one tree – even a courtyard can have a tree – even if it’s dwarf citrus in a pot.
Front Yard Landscaping with Trees
Your front yard is the visible public aspect of your home and the introduction to it for your visitors. Your landscaping here is different than for the back, which is your private area. Featuring flower beds, trees can make a front yard very appealing and also be a ‘frame’ through which the architectural features of your house are shown.
An ideal tree is the silver birch – either a single one or a cluster of 3 or 5 – always select specimens whose trunk will not fork. Three can fit quite easily into a small yard say 15ft x 30ft. Plant about 8 feet apart – the advantage of clump planting is that multiple white trunks have a far bigger impact than a single tree trunk, and the closer planted, the less height is attained—fast-growing.
Planting a sasanqua camellia or hibiscus amid the cluster will also give you green foliage and flowers as the birches lose their leaves. Alternative landscaping trees: Small dogwoods, Japanese maples, Crepe Myrtle, or the Golden chain tree Amur ‘Flame’ Maple is a small Asian maple tree having dense foliage and spreading habit – very tough. They are often used in Japanese landscaping and Bonsai.
Backyard Landscaping with Trees
If a flat expanse of grass just isn’t inherently interesting enough for your tastes, you can plant flowering trees either to the side or off-center of the grassed area. Cherries, almonds, and peaches, plus oranges offer beautiful blossoms and perfume, Silver birch and Japanese maples also will work very well in the backyard.
Many citruses can be planted either in-ground or in a container – as well as dwarf versions of apples and other fruits. Japanese maples will also do well.
These homes can, of course, make a place for the larger growing and spreading trees such as oaks, maples, elms, the larger pines and firs, and so on. They can be displayed singularly or in clusters with room to spread their branches and provide shade all through summer, then dressing in brilliant colors during Fall.