Growing a healthy tree at home starts with selecting a healthy tree from the nursery.
There are many things to consider when deciding to plant a tree in your yard. Heading to the tree nursery to find the perfect tree can be a bit overwhelming, but there are certain things to consider when deciding on the right tree for your home.
One thing to consider when choosing your tree is the tree’s function. What purpose will your new tree serve your yard? If you’re looking for a tree for shade in your yard, then selecting a large deciduous tree is the way to go. A flowering tree is nice for decorative purposes, and evergreens are perfect for gaining a bit more privacy. It’s easy to narrow down the right tree for your yard once you’ve decided on the tree’s function.
Another thing to consider when selecting a tree is the size of the tree. Trees that will grow too large may do major damage to your home and its foundation. On the other hand, you may pick a tree that is not large enough to give you the privacy you need. Consider where you want to plant your tree when deciding on your tree.
It’s important to take into account what the tree will be exposed to. Certain factors, such as insects, weather conditions, and even man made obstacles, such as power lines and buildings, can have an effect on the health of your tree.
Once you’ve decided on the type of tree to plant, you’ll want to pick a healthy tree. Signs of a healthy tree are:
Getting your tree home safely is very important. Trees can go into transplant shock if not taken care of. The best way to get your tree home is in the back of an enclosed truck or van to avoid any damages. Nurseries may even be able to offer delivery services for an additional fee, which is worth it to protect your investment.
Many nurseries have helpful arborists and gardeners on staff who can answer any questions you may have and provide great advice on selecting and planting the perfect tree for your yard.
California may be getting hit with wildfires, but are we ready in Houston?
With the news of wildfires popping up in California and Colorado, it can make you wonder how safe your home actually is. The hot, dry months of June and July can make it perfect for lawns and landscaping to catch fire, but there are ways to protect your home and neighborhood from out of control fires.
When planting trees and shrubs around your home, there are several fire-resistant plants that can help prevent your home catching fire. Trees should be planted at least 10 feet apart from each other. It is important to remember that fire-resistant does not mean fire-proof. It simply means that these plants have a high moisture content and will take longer to catch fire.
These plants are ideal for planting around your home:
With any new landscaping endeavor, it’s best to contact an experienced arborist who can assist you with your landscaping goals, and to make your home a safe and beautiful one!