Trees and Shrubs
Trees and shrubs are much more than yard decorations. They provide shelter from the weather, create privacy, lower heating and cooling bills, and provide food and protection for birds and wildlife. It is very important, however, that you put the correct plant in the correct place. That is where we come in. Here is a little basic information to get you started:
There are two broad categories that trees and shrubs fall under: evergreen and deciduous.
Evergreen plants really do stay “ever green.” They retain their leaves year-round, replacing them a few at a time throughout the seasons. These are useful in landscaping because they can muffle noise, act as property boundaries, and add various textures and heights to your yard.
Deciduous plants are those that drop their leaves in the fall. They also tend to grow more quickly than evergreens and can offer colorful blossoms and interesting foliage to your landscaping.
Plants can require shade, part shade, part sun, or full sun. If you put a tree or shrub in the wrong area, it will never be happy, and neither will you.
Some plants have very specific needs, such as acidic soil or alkaline soil. We will help you create a good home for those plants.
The most important thing to remember is that plants grow! That cute little 4’ tree may not be so adorable when it reaches 30’ tall. Always look at the mature size of the plant and prepare accordingly.