Smart Strategies for Tree Planting, Trimming and Maintenance

My name is Georgia, and I love to write. As an avid gardener, I have spent hours writing about gardening, but in this space, I wanted to turn my attention to trees in particular. I recently added a number of fruit trees to my garden, and I have old oaks in front of my house which have suffered and survived through a range of mishaps. If you want to learn ideas for taking better care of your trees, you have stumbled onto the right blog. Welcome to this space, please explore and share this blog with your friends if they inspire you.

5 Factors to Consider Before Choosing a Landscape Tree


Landscaping with trees can be a rewarding experience in many ways. As your trees grow and flourish, you get to enjoy the many benefits that they offer, such as shade and natural beauty. The right landscape trees in the right place can give you decades of joy.

However, it's important to not just pick landscape trees because they are beautiful. If you plant a pretty tree in the wrong location, it may soon become more of a burden than a blessing. Before you choose your landscape trees, consider the following factors.

1. Purpose

Why are you planting landscape trees in your yard? If they are only for show, then you have a wide range of trees from which to choose. But if you have specific needs, like shade, noise reduction or wind shielding, look for trees that excel in these areas.

2. Space

Be sure to choose trees that won't outgrow the space where you plant them. Check your property first for potential spacing issues that could arise in future, such as overhead powerlines, property boundaries and nearby pavements and driveways. Once you know how much space you have, be sure to choose a species of tree that won't cause issues as it matures in future.  

3. Hardiness zone

Find out what hardiness zone you live in. The hardiness zone indicates the minimum temperature of your area. Once you know your hardiness zone, you can then choose tree species that will thrive in your area. If you choose trees that thrive in other zones but not yours, you may struggle to get the best out of your trees.

4. Water needs

If you plant too many trees without knowing their water requirements, you could have issues in future. Some trees need much more water than others. If you plant your trees without knowing their water needs, you could end up overwatering them. Too much water can deprive trees of their ability to breathe. Similarly, too little water can harm trees too.

5. Pests and diseases

Be sure to ask your landscape tree suppliers about the pests and diseases that commonly affect your chosen trees. They can help you to choose trees that are resistant to common pests and diseases in your area.

Before you purchase your landscape trees from a wholesale nursery, be sure you consider these points carefully. With the right landscape trees, you can transform your property into a pleasant and beautiful place. Contact a landscape tree supplier for more information. 


13 May 2021