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How to Incorporate Trees into Your Landscape Design

There is nothing more vibrant and welcoming than a landscape with a bustling population of well-tended plants.


A landscape greets the visitors you welcome to your home or premises. Your yard is the first thing your guests see as they drive or walk up to your doorstep. There is nothing more vibrant and welcoming than a landscape with a bustling population of well-tended plants. However, before digging a planting hole for that tree, you need to pick the right one and the right place. Trees also live for many years, spreading and growing: with provides even more room to flex your design muscles by trimming them to various shapes.

When you have an idea of what you want, consider the environmental and climatic factors. You can come up with workable plans for your environs. Here is how to incorporate them.

Assess the Location

Before you start any work, take some time to be acquainted with the site. Sit in a variety of spots and walk around. This action will help you get a feel the place; it is a great idea to take pictures. You can even go and look at the space from the street. Pop into the neighbor's residence and look at it from there to see what they see when they look at the yard.

Observe the wind patterns, the way the sun hits the area, drainage and the depth of the soil. These are just a few aspects that trees have influence over, looking at the way the sun moves and the shadows it cast as it rises and set we can immediately see where a tree could be useful.

List Your Needs

While assessing the location, take notes on what you see and how it can be improved upon. Ask yourself what you want out of your garden. It might need some flowers, footpath, or a gazebo: the list of things it may be lacking is endless. Take your time, refer to the internet, visit other gardens and look for further ways to expose yourself to all things gardening. These exploits will help you find that element that is missing.

Draw Up a Plan

Your artistic skills are not essential here all you need to do is to come with a diagram that represents all the layout of your landscape, the elements that it is made of, and what you would like to add. It is also wise to draw the plan on a graph paper since you can use the grids to represent actual proportions and distances. Make sure you put as much detail as you can with the mapped plan.

Approach making a landscaping plan just like you would if you were doing interiors. Subdivide the space, create functional areas, fun space, and add anything you’d like. You can also remove elements that don’t match your plans. Say you wanted a path somewhere in the garden but a tree lies in the way, you can look up a specialist on WNY Tree Services. Do not limit yourself when drawing up plans: think big.

Choosing a Tree and Other Plants

To have a fulfilling gardening experience you need to select the right plants for a specific spot. From the assessment you might have already done on the area, you might have noted the amount of sunlight every area receives, the prevalence of winds, drainage, whether an area is exposed to car exhaust fumes. These and many other factors come into play since every plant species has its own requirements.

Think of plants for every season so that even if you can’t sit in your garden during the colder seasons, you still have something beautiful to look outside your window for. Look for plants with attractive features, in the case of some trees you might be forced to pair them with a bush or shrub. Trees and shrubs look great together bark, foliage, and berries make for a tangible texture that is sure to give your property that fresh forest sensation.

Put All Together

Once you have considered everything, selected your plants, and procured them you can start building up your landscape. Remember landscaping is an art of adding to what you already have over a period. You can hire people to execute your vision go ahead, but it could be more fun if you did it as a hobby and encouraged you loved ones to join you.



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