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Plants Trees - Beyond Going Green

May 8, 2008
Designing and Planning - The features explained below should be included in your landscaping plan if you want the best yard possible. A good lawn, shade trees, paths and walkways, are all very important. Other things such as an outdoor living room with cooking facilities and entertainment didn't used to be seen as attainable. Not only will these areas that will add so much style and enjoyment to your yard attainable, but they are not that tough or expensive to make. The rest of this article, however, will explain just the essential knowledge that you need to know for trees in your yard.

Trees-For Shade and Beauty

Trees are essential for successful landscaping. Developers often cut down large amounts of trees, clearing lots completely. This is an unfortunate tend that leaves the homeowner in a tough place. They must start their landscape from scratch, with either small trees or very expensive larger trees.

By having even just one shade tree in one's yard, you will add a lot of comfort to your home. It will also save plenty of money on your energy bill by keeping your house cool. Also using solar lights outdoors can keep the cost low and highlight your home when the night falls. Other benefits include street-noise reduction when the tree has leaves, dust reduction, wind protection, and much more.

Besides the functional benefits of trees, there are aesthetic benefits as well. Planting trees will add dignity to a small house. If your house is exceptionally tall, the trees will make it look more natural. Trees will also add a variety of texture and color, and even improve the lines of your home. The trees you choose should compliment your home in color and style.

There are some details that you'll have to think about before choosing which trees would be best. You should find out when the tree will produce fruits or berries, how long the leaves will stay on the tree, and when the trees change colors in the fall. You should choose a contrast of trees, including some flowering trees and some evergreens. Some of the trees should be slender, while others should be large and wide, such as weeping willows.

When choosing trees, you should have three areas in mind: A foreground, middleground, and background. The background should be made up of large trees to add texture. The foreground should be made up of flowering shrubs to add color. Finally, the middle ground should use large shrubs and medium sized trees that will also add color, like the foreground, but on a larger scale.

Not all trees will grow well in your climate. Make sure you choose plants that can thrive where you live.

All of this advise is for planting new trees. If your lawn already has trees, you may or may not need to plant more. Before cutting down any trees, live with them for a year to make sure you really want it gone. It can be really disappointing to get rid of a tree and then want it back, because there is no easy way to replace a mature tree.
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