There are numerous potential elements that might make up a landscape design on your property, and trees are a major area to consider here. From basic curb appeal to many other areas, proper use of trees in your landscape can go a long way to making it complete and eye-catching.
At Green Pointe Tree Care, we’re happy to assist many clients with these and numerous related horticulture areas, including the design and setup of any landscape — and the trees you’re thinking about planting or transplanting into it. If this is your first time going down these lines, what are some basic suggestions we can make? Here are a few.
Know the Right Trees to Plant
If you’ll be planting several trees as part of your landscape design, you’ll want to be sure to select the right ones. Not every tree is a good fit for every landscape, so take into account factors like climate, soil type, and available space when making your selections.
This is one of several areas where consulting with a tree and horticulture specialist, like those on our team at Green Pointe, can be extremely helpful. We can help ensure that the trees you plant will thrive and look great in your specific landscape — and also help steer you away from trees that may not be a good fit.
Placement is Key
The placement of your trees is also critical to their success in your landscape design. There are several factors you should be considering while thinking about tree placement:
- Size of the area: How large is the area you’re planting the tree in? The taller and wider the tree, the more space it will need.
- Shape of the area: If your landscape is an open area with few obstacles, you’ll have more flexibility in terms of where to place your trees. If there are lots of tight spaces or obstacles (like buildings, fences, or other trees), you’ll need to be more careful about placement.
- Sun exposure: Give some thought to where the tree will get sun and how much shade it will provide. This is especially important if you’re planting a tree for shade.
- Wind exposure: If your landscape is in an area with high winds, you’ll want to avoid planting trees that are prone to being blown over.
- Soil type: Not all trees do well in every soil type. Be sure to match the tree to the right soil.
- Water needs: All trees need water, but some need more or less than others. Be sure to take this into account when choosing your trees, and also when planning where to place them.
When considering all of these factors, it’s important to remember that the perfect placement for one tree may not be ideal for another. Take the time to find the right spots for each of your trees, and you’ll be well on your way to an attractive and successful landscape design.
For more on this, or to learn about any of our tree care services, speak to the pros at Green Pointe Tree Care today.