Placing trees within your landscape is a great way to enhance your space. There are many different choices for Minnesota landscapes, dozens of which are native to the area. You want to start by asking yourself a few questions to decide what type of tree would be best suited for your landscape.
What is the use of the tree?
Is it intended for shade, attracting wildlife, screening/privacy, a memorial to someone special, or simply as an accent to your landscape?
What is the size of the space where the tree will be placed?
Is the space large and open or is the space crowded with other trees. You want to ultimately choose a tree that will fit into the area once it reaches mature size. If you choose a tree that is too large it could result in a stunted, unhealthy tree that is more susceptible to disease.
Is the space shady or sunny?
Does the space have well-drained or clay soils? Different trees have different requirements for optimal performance. It is important to select a tree that will grow in the conditions present in your landscape. There are abundant choices of trees for each situation.
Do you want evergreen or deciduous trees?
Evergreen trees or conifers are trees that never loose there leaves. Conifers are a good choice if you want privacy or screening. They are also good as accent plants because they provide visual interest all year round. Deciduous trees lose their leaves in the fall. They are a good choice if you want a shady spot in your landscape. Many types of deciduous trees also display beautiful fall color or have flowering habits that can accent any landscape.
After answering these questions write down some notes and call us to help you with your tree selection. You can trust that the experts at Lee’s Landscaping & Design can take your information and help you select the right tree for your space.
Our designer’ can walk you through each of these questions and recommend a tree that will work for your specific needs. Your landscape designer can also give you tips on how to care for your newly planted tree. The first year is crucial for the new tree to establish. Trust our expert advice to guarantee your new tree will add beauty and value to your space.
Trees can add a wonderful accent to any landscape. There are so many choices, colors, sizes, and benefits to planting a tree. Trees are good for the environment, they are an inexpensive way to add value to your home, and they can add a focal point to your space. The choices are really endless and you will enjoy the benefits of your new tree for years to come.