How To Decide Which Trees To Plant In Your Garden

How To Decide Which Trees To Plant In Your Garden

17th May 2022

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The right trees can give you shade, make your garden more private, and raise the value of your home. By picking the right trees, it’s easy to make a beautiful outdoor space. Yet choosing those trees can be difficult. With that in mind, here are some tips to help you make sure you make the right choice and give your garden the extra special love it deserves. 

Choose Trees For The Climate

Maybe the best way to choose the right trees is to choose ones that will do well in your area and for your climate. So, the first thing you’ll need to do is find out what kinds of trees do well in your area’s climate and soil. You can look around your neighbourhood for trees you like, and cities and businesses also tend to plant trees that can handle the weather. Find out what kind of trees are around your city hall or shopping centre if you like them and plant them.

How To Decide Which Trees To Plant In Your Garden

Choose Trees For Your Goals 

What makes you want a tree in your garden? Do you need some shade? Do you wish to cultivate fruits and vegetables? Do you just wish to realise a creative concept for your outside space?

Different trees can serve various functions. You’ll need to think about what kind of trees will grow in your garden once again. You could wish to cultivate citrus fruit, for example, but will citrus fruit grow where you live? Whatever goals you might have, they may need to be flexible because if the trees you want won’t grow, there isn’t a lot you can do about it. 

How Much Care Are You Willing To Give? 

You should also assess how much time and attention you are willing to devote to your tree. Some trees are simple to care for, while others are not. In addition, some trees shed all of their leaves in the autumn, which must be picked up. While a tree surgeon can assist you with maintaining your trees, you must also consider the amount of care a tree demands that you would have to give it. 

The last thing you would want is for the trees you’ve taken so much time and care choosing to wither away because you weren’t able to do what you needed to do for them. On a positive note, trees are easier to care for than plants and flowers, so if you are looking for an entry point into gardening, raising a tree from a sapling could be a great way to get started. 

Do You Have Allergies? 

If you have allergies, you should stay away from trees that release a lot of pollen in the spring. Before you buy trees, find out if you are allergic to any trees specifically as well, regardless of how much pollen they might produce.

The right tree in your garden can make a huge difference and give you joy for many years, but if you are allergic to it, you’ll wish you hadn’t planted it in the first place, and that would be a shame.

Sarah Anguish

Brown paper packages tied up with string, these are a few of my favourite things. Home and lifestyle blog showcasing home inspiration, beautiful gardens and lifestyle topics.

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