There is no better way to spruce up a new home landscape, or an older one than to use a landscaping tree or two. These trees can add so much to your home in terms of beauty and function and will even add to the value of your home when it comes time to sell.
Determine whether you need smaller decorative species such as Japanese Maple or one or two large trees such as Oaks that will eventually tower over the area in which they are planted. If there is room for only one or two trees into your yard, what do you want them to do? For instance, does the tree bear fruit or attract birds or butterflies. Does it have a wonderful scent like a Russian Olive? Does it burst into colorful blooms like a Crepe Myrtle does? Does it have seasonal interest? Is it deciduous or non-deciduous?
Plot carefully where you will plant the tree. You don’t want it to grow up under a power line and eventually have the power company absolutely butcher it in order to keep it off the lines. Nor do you want to plant too close to your house or driveway. Spreading roots can do tremendous damage to a home over time.
Do your research
Online you will be able to find out everything that you need to know about every kind of landscaping tree that there is on the market and what will thrive in your growing area. Flowering Dogwoods while gorgeous may not be suitable for your location.
Still have questions?
Make an appointment to speak with a local landscape design company. They know what they are doing and can be of tremendous help to you.
If you are in the Long Island, NY area, call Jason Merz at Metamorphosis Landscape Design. Telephone: 631-673-6382.