Landscaping with Trees

Having a tree in your backyard is a wonderful feature but if your intention is to add some tress to your garden there are some that are better suited ...


Having a tree in your backyard is a wonderful feature but if your intention is to add some tress to your garden there are some that are better suited to certain landscape ideas than others.  Some of the more popular trees to be considered in gardens include Poplars, Willows and Junipers.  When choosing a tree for your garden you should be looking for a tree that is not too big and that has some interesting features about it.

Poplar trees are fast growing and tend to shed all their leaves every year, so it may be a rather high maintenance choice and not only does it shed all of its leaves, but does so pretty early in the season so stands bear for a long time.  There are some features on certain trees however that makes them interesting choices and these include copper beech for its gorgeous leaves, tulip trees for their wonderful blossoms and white birch for its incredible looking bark.

If you are interested in planting a willow tree in your garden, then a little extra moisture is required as they like a great deal of water and do well next to rivers and ponds.

Although evergreens are considered a great investment in that they offer foliage all year round, they can also result in limited amounts of sunlight reaching your home during the darker winter months, so it is not a good idea to have a large number of these types of plants near your home.

Remember to look at trees and shrubs that bloom at different times of the year so that at any time you can view your garden and see something else that has come to life.  Shrubs are great for all types of purposes in the garden from separating areas to using as boundaries for your property.  Hedges are far more attractive than most fences are and if you want to have a hedge that will flower too then take a look at Osage orange, Japan barberry and Buckthorn.  The primary reason for introducing such garden landscaping items as trees to your garden is to cement the relationship between your home and your garden and to form a harmonious whole.

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