Buying trees is not a decision you should make in haste. Otherwise, you end up regretting not forgetting it would be a total waste of money. There are numerous trees you can grow that can transform your garden or landscape into a beautiful space. However, others can bring chaos and disorder in your garden. There are those which drop messy fruits or sticks all over the place. In light of this, you need to take the time to choose the trees that offer you the best combination of qualities that you will love and enjoy.
Potency Of The Tree
Every kind of tree has potency that can make it suit a particular landscape. For a tree to be an asset in your garden, there are certain requirements critical for its survival and for it to thrive. There are certain species of trees that are cold-hardy when compared to others. You need to check their zone rating to see how hardy they are. There are those that do well in woodsy soil while others perform better in alkaline soils. Their moisture retention capability is also an important consideration. Some trees, such as swamp red maples, can do well in wet soil.
Trees will also have their liabilities. There are those with thorns, making them unsuitable for children. Others are messy and weedy. There are those that drip fuzzy balls, twigs and bark. Those with spiked balls and runaway roots have their challenges as well. You may not be able to avoid all the undesirable qualities. However, you can go for those with less desirable liabilities or at least manageable ones. Once they glow and blossom, it becomes very easy to overlook their faults.
Evergreen Versus Deciduous
Deciduous trees begin their growth with a burst of flowers or leaves, mostly in early spring. The leaves remain throughout summer. In autumn, they begin to shed the leaves, revealing bare limbs, and they can no longer provide shade. It is important to determine the intended use of the trees you wish to grow. This way, you can select the right tree based on your needs.
Evergreen trees include conifers and broad-leafed evergreens. Broad-leafed plants are similar to deciduous trees because they have some foliage. Older leaves may fall off intermittently or in one particular season. Conifers on the other hand tend to have narrow and needlelike leaves. However, they keep their foliage throughout the year. Evergreen trees serve as good windbreaks and screens. They can be combined with shrubs to provide privacy.
If a tree produces lots of litter in form of leaves, sticks, flowers or fruits, then it is not an ideal selection for a lawn, patio or even near a swimming pool. You will be forced to spend too much time cleaning off the debris. If your region experiences high winds or heavy snowfall, then you need to avoid weak and brittle trees. This can even be a hazard to your property or even people. Consider the maintenance of a tree and time implications before planting them.