In part one of this two-part blog series, we looked at some basics to consider for those who are looking to utilize trees within their landscaping design. From selecting the proper trees to placing them in the right areas and several other factors, there are a few important things to be thinking about if this is a priority for your garden or landscape.
At Green Pointe Tree Care, we’re here to assist numerous Holladay and nearby clients with several areas of tree care and related themes, and tree horticulture is one of our most commonly-utilized services. Once you’ve chosen the right trees and their placement, what are some other important tips for both the actual planting and the long-term care of these trees within the scope of your landscape? Here are a few important considerations.
Common Planting Purposes
In addition to being placed in your landscape based on factors we went over in part one, trees are often planted in landscapes for a direct purpose. While these will vary between each individual landscape, some common purposes for tree planting include:
- Shade creation: This is one of the most common reasons homeowners will plant trees, as they can provide significant shade on hot days and in summer months. This can help to keep your home cooler and even lower your energy bills, making it a valuable addition to any landscape.
- Windbreaks: If you live in an area with high winds, you may want to consider planting trees as a windbreak. This can help to reduce the impact of the wind on your home, property, and even crops if you have them.
- Privacy barriers: If you’re looking for a way to create privacy in your landscape without using fences or walls, trees can be a great solution. Planted close together, they can provide an effective barrier to keep prying eyes from seeing into your yard.
- Fruit production: If you’re looking to produce your own fruit, trees are a great way to do so. There are many different types of fruit trees available, and many of them are well-suited for planting in landscapes.
- Simple aesthetics: Sometimes, homeowners simply want to add trees to their landscape for aesthetic reasons. This is perfectly fine, and there are many different types of trees that can be used for this purpose.
And like any other trees planted on your property, it’s important to provide long-term care for the trees you plant in your landscape. From routine maintenance through trimming, pruning, disease care, and more, there are a number of things you can do to ensure your trees stay healthy and looking great.
This is one major area where our professional arborists at Green Pointe Tree Care can help. With years of experience caring for trees in Holladay and other nearby communities, we have the expertise necessary to help you keep your landscape looking great.
If you’re interested in learning more about our tree care services or any of the topics we covered in this blog post, please don’t hesitate to contact us today. We’ll be happy to take your call and discuss all your needs and options.