Trees look great, they can add real character and charm to a garden and provide function too such as shade, privacy or for fruit. But before planting them in your yard, it’s important to ask yourself a couple of questions first. After all, it’s not like you can simply re-plant them elsewhere if you get it wrong! Here’s what you need to know.
Choose the right varieties
Choosing the right trees to plant is the first thing to get right. You need to ask yourself what the function of the trees will be to help you decide. If you’re looking for privacy, planting evergreen varieties will be best, as other types will lose their leaves in autumn and you’ll lose the barrier they create. If you want privacy adding relatively quickly to a garden then you’ll want to choose fast growing varieties. If you want trees for decorative purposes then you can browse those with flowers and foliage you find most attractive. If you’re hoping to grow fruit trees, you often need to plant similar types close to each other so they can cross pollinate and therefore bear fruit. Spend some time looking at different types of trees and work out what the best varieties will be for you.
Plant them in the right place
One thing you really do need to get right when you’re putting trees in your garden is the location. Put them too close to the house and the roots over time can cause havoc on your foundations and also block a lot of light. Trees should be planted away from buildings so you can avoid this problem. If you currently have a tree causing cracks in your home or blocking light, a company like JC Tree Removal Services will sort the issue out for you. It can be upsetting having to cut down a beautiful tree, however if it’s going to cause problems to your home it’s the right call to make. You can always find a starter tree of the same variety and plant it somewhere else in your garden if you wanted to.
Give them the correct care
The great thing about trees is that they don’t require that much maintenance. They’re hardy and look beautiful, ideal if you want a nice looking garden without having to scramble around in mud every week. However, all trees will need some looking after so be sure to do some research on the varieties you have (or want to plant). In some cases it can be cutting back and pruning old branches which can encourage new growth. However, some trees won’t need to be touched at all. If you want to encourage fruit growth, you might need to graft another similar tree variety onto your tree before anything happens.