Planting and Caring for Trees

Published on: February 26, 2013

When it comes to landscaping, few features have the impact of mature trees that have been well cared for. Trees provide shade from the glaring summer rays, riots of color during the autumn months and can even serve as a safeguard against wind and soil erosion. Planting trees can also boost your property value and curb appeal, increasing the return on your purchase-price investment. They serve as a cornerstone of your landscaping design, and can be an integral part of your lawn’s overall aesthetic.

While you can’t command a grove of trees to pop up in your lawn overnight, you can make an investment in the future of your lawn by planting saplings now for enjoyment down the road. The location of a sapling is of utmost importance, as it will one day grow into a towering tree that can interfere with power lines, cause problems with your roof or even damage your plumbing.

Making sure that a tiny sapling will still fit in with your overall landscaping design when it reaches full maturity will require consultation with a landscaping professional and careful placement planning. Watching your trees grow to great heights and then being forced to remove them due to the potential for property damage or landscaping disruption is both disappointing and expensive. It’s important to give the placement of your new trees plenty of forethought and work with a landscaping professional to select the perfect location for saplings.

Just as any other plant life, some varieties of tree will flourish better than others in certain areas. By working with a professional landscaper, you can ensure that your newly-planted trees will thrive and grow to perfectly fit the overall scheme of your landscape design.

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