Part of the fun of planning your landscape is choosing trees for your property.
It doesn’t matter if you are landscaping your home, an office building, or other property. You want it to look beautiful.
Each tree has requirements, from the amount of sun or shade it needs, the amount of water it needs, and even fertilizer. When purchasing a tree, make sure it fits your requirements in care but also your budget. You want to choose trees that are easy to maintain, are beautiful pieces of foliage, and fit your budget.
Shade trees; consider:
Maples are good shade trees and come in various types, from black maples to scarlet red maples and sugar maples. Sugar maples are featured on the Canadian flag and are among the types of maple trees that give us maple syrup for our pancakes. Another maple tree that gives good shade, and syrup, is the black maple. All maple trees are good disease-resistant trees, and when they are well taken care of, they produce a lot of foliage and grow 8 to 12 feet a year.
Oaks have long been recognized as great shade trees. There are many types of oaks, from Pin oaks to the Sawtooth oak. They are fast-growing, so you can have shade built up quickly. They are easy to care for and adapt to their new environment quickly. No matter which type of oak you choose, read about its habitat and which oak tree will do best in your chosen area.
Flowering trees; consider:
One of the most common flowering trees is the dogwood. There are a few species of dogwoods, one of the most common breeds being the flowering dogwood tree of eastern North America.
Dogwoods are quickly grown in lawn and garden areas. They can grow 20-30 feet tall and fit in with any landscape.
One species is the flowering plum, also known as an Ornamental Plum. The plum tree is excellent for shade, as well as fact that it produces edible fruit. They are similar to the Japanese cherry tree, producing tiny white or pink blossoms. Plum trees are hardy and are popular yard trees. They require very little care and can grow in just about any U.S. climate.
Landscaping trees; consider Burning Bush.
Evergreen trees are famous and are very versatile landscaping trees. Many people choose to plant and line them up along the driveway. Privet Hedges are excellent for small areas of borders and privacy.
Evergreens can have multiple stems or trunks. It is not typical; most have just one trunk. They are also excellent for privacy. Many species of evergreens are valuable resources, giving us lumber and firewood. They even provide medical benefits.