Planting trees and shrubs will add value to your property. But, you need to make sure that you choose the right tree or shrub for your home. Here are some of the most important factors to consider when choosing a tree or shrub for your home.
The first consideration is the type of plant that will best fit your outside area. Is your outdoor area fenced? Is it patrolled or valuable? If you have a garden, does it tend to grow wildflowers? How about a small pond, birdbath, fishpond, or other water feature?
When you plant a tree or shrub to protect your home from the elements and to provide aesthetic appeal, security reasons may be equally important. Security reasons can include road construction or other activity near your home. A well-placed tree or shrub can keep predators from building their nests in your yard or cut down unwanted growth in the middle of your garden.
Tropical plants are usually the most popular in planting a tree or shrub, but there are some trees that look good in an indoor setting as well. Some of the best indoor plants are ferns, poinsettias, creeping plants, and others.
The four main types of trees and shrubs are deciduous, evergreen, coniferous, and needle-leaved. Deciduous trees shed their leaves each year, but all the others stay green. Each type requires different amounts of light, moisture, soil, shade, and nutrients.
When planting a tree or shrub, choose one that you enjoy seeing, one that will bear fruit, and one that is low maintenance. Some plants are better for certain areas and climates. For example, evergreens will do well in dry, warm climates, but not in humid areas. If you want to plant a deciduous tree or shrub to protect your home from the sun, make sure that it is a hardy species. Some trees and shrubs such as willow, elm, spruce, fir, cedar, cypress, and maple will last and survive longer if they receive less sun than other trees. Some plants will blossom only once a year, but others bloom over, so don’t put off planting until later.
Another good thing to consider is the soil in your home. Depending on your climate, you will need different types of soil in different seasons. Some types of soil are more clay and clayier than others. Choose a soil that is like clay by a few inches, not like sand or silt.
To give your tree or shrub a good foundation, plant it in a mix of bark fragments. You should also be prepared to transplant it to a different location. A transplant should be done every 3 years, or if it is healthy, every five years. This allows the roots to form a strong foundation on which to grow.
To plant a tree or shrub correctly, the best advice is to get the correct size and the species that will grow at the appropriate height. Make sure that you know the exact location of your tree or shrub. Not all the guidelines apply to all types of trees and shrubs. These guidelines are good general guides, but they are not intended to be taken as gospel.
With all the necessary tools and complete information available online, you should be able to plant a tree or shrub at your own pace. Take your time, and be sure to care for your new tree or shrub.