Choosing The Appropriate Tree For Your Garden

 


Article by: Tim Hallinan

Before planting new tree , Sheds - is this a Man's Castle? assess both your needs and the existing conditions of your site.  Trees, , 3 Easy Tips for Successful Container Gardening like all garden , Patio Awnings Add to Your Outdoor Fun plants, have specific light , Turn Your Patio Into A Voluminous Vegetable Garden and soil , Let Your Venus Flytrap Frost Over requirements which can influence its health.  Trees , Straw Bale Culture Technique also have specific space requirements.  Some trees , The Not So Common Day Lily spread wide and need a lot of space, such as the beech, while others, such as the birch, grow , Water Conservation in the Garden - Use a Rain Barrel to Harvest Rainwater tall and narrow.  Unlike other garden , Turn Your Patio Into A Voluminous Vegetable plants, however, trees , Constructing a Rock Garden tend to be permanent features , Landscape Photography & Painting in the landscape , Gardening Tools - An Overview so proper placement is critical.

Assess your garden's needs.  Does your garden , The Rich History of Wild Roses need shade or color?  How much space do you have?  Trees , Making the Most of the Front of Your Home Using Wind Chimes need a lot of room , Wild Flower Garden - Plan to Plant as they mature.  Trees , Wild Flower Garden - Plan to Plant that are 10' at the nursery can easily reach 20' in a matter of years and may reach 50' or more at maturity.  Improperly sited trees , Sheds - is this a Man's Castle? and shrubs , The Not So Common Day Lily are a common mistake among gardeners.  Trees , Beware of Toxic Mulch planted to close to a house , Harmonize Your Yard: 8 Ways to Add Feng Shui Outdoors or garden , Teak Adirondack Chairs path may require frequent pruning, , Indoor Gardening With Foliage Plants resulting in awkwardly shaped trees. , Teak Furniture - How to Care for it Properly   In many instances, transplanting becomes necessary resulting in more work than originally planned.  

If you want to create a shady spot in the garden, , Wild Flower - Plan to Plant figure out how much shade you want.  Trees , US State Flags such as the thornless honey locust and the river birch provide dappled shade and create comfortable outdoor , Industrial Blowers gathering spaces.  For creating deeper shade, large trees , Straw Bale Culture Technique with dense foliage such as the beech and maple are useful. 

Deciduous trees, , Straw Bale Culture Technique those which loose their leaves in the fall, , US State Flags create shade in the summer , Wild Flower Garden - Plan to Plant but allow sunlight through in the winter. , Teak Furniture - How to Care for it Properly   These trees , The Rich History of Wild Roses are effective when used to increas energy , Abatement and Consistency Philosophy efficiency.  Planted to shade a house , Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) from the summer , Southwestern Landscape Art - An Investment? sum, trees , Let Your Venus Flytrap Frost Over have a cooling effect, in the winter, , Planning Saves Money, When Landscaping Your Property trees , Gardening Basics: Inspecting Your Soil without their leaves allow the sun , Tricky Seed Sowing Techniques to heat , Six Good Reasons For Going Organic the home. , The Rich History of Wild Roses

Trees can serve as wonderful focal points in the landscape. , Six Good Reasons For Going Organic   In a field, a sugar maple can stand alone in the landscape , Planning Saves Money, When Landscaping Your Property a have a stunning effect.  Large trees , How to Build a Waterfall For Your Garden Pond with interesting form and year-round interest are suitable as a focal point or a specimen plant. , The Not So Common Day Lily   Trees , Making the Most of the Front of Your Home Using Wind Chimes can also be effective when used to frame views, garden , The Gazebo art and vistas.

Flowering ornamental trees, , Flower Delivery such as the flowering , Zucchini: A Power House of Nutrition crabapple, cherry and magnolia, provide stunning blooms in the spring. , Flower Gardening   These ornamental trees , Green Grass Cutting: Reel Lawnmowers are generally smaller so they can be used in any size garden , Zucchini: A Power House of Nutrition and closer to structures.

As an accent in the smaller garden, , Planning Saves Money, When Landscaping Your Property ornamental trees , Abatement and Consistency Philosophy can provide the garden , Teak Furniture - How to Care for it Properly with some shade and add character to the landscape. , Patio Awnings Add to Your Outdoor Fun   For example, the dogwood begins the season , Garden Benches with showy flowers , Pruning Trees and Shrubs to Enhance Garden Views and red fruit. , US State Flags   After the dogwood's colorful fall , Zucchini: A Power House of Nutrition foliage falls , The Garden Gazebo to the ground its bark which flakes with age becomes exposed providing the garden , ing Basics: Inspecting Your Soil with interest through the winter. , Landscape Photography & Painting   A more exotic choice would be the Japanese maple.  Its striking, sculptural form and red foliage make the Japanese maple a year-round joy.  The birch tree's beautiful , The Not So Common Day Lily form is a year-round feature , Tomato Plant Care but is most noticeable in the winter , Teak Furniture - How to Care for it Properly after it sheds , Teak Furniture - How to Care for it Properly its brilliant autumn , Tricky Seed Sowing Techniques foliage. 

All deciduous trees , Abatement and Consistency Philosophy change color , Industrial Blowers in the fall; some, however, are treasured more than others for their autumn , Southwestern Landscape Art - An Investment? foliage.  The sugar maple, red maple, tupelo and sumac all have brilliant fall , Spruce Budworm color. 

Don't overlook features , Planning Saves Money, When Landscaping Your Property such as a plant's form, colorful berries and interesting bark.  It is these features , Pruning Trees and Shrubs to Enhance Garden Views which are treasured through the winter , Making the Most of the Front of Your Home Using Wind Chimes months.  Berry producing plants , Garden Benches also provide wildlife , Sheds - is this a Man's Castle? with food. , Give your Seeds a Head Start - How to Start Your Seeds Indoor   Both the birch and aforementioned Japanese maple, have beautiful , Cat Repellent or How to Keep Cats Out of Your Garden forms and are year-round features. , Garden Benches  

Choosing the appropriate tree , Zucchini: A Power House of Nutrition for your garden , Zucchini: A Power House of Nutrition requires some planning.  Trees , Teak Furniture - How to Care for it Properly can be difficult to transplant so planting the right tree , Selecting Outdoor Benches in the right location , Lawn Care Tips - Six Easy Steps to a Great Lawn is critical.  With some initial planning, trees , Beware of Toxic Mulch which are appropriately located and planted, can last a lifetime with little or no maintenance. 
T Hallinan is a landscape , Flower Gardening designer and builder in Massachusetts. Visit his garden , Gazebo - A Stunning Addition to any Landscape resource website http://www.gardenlistings.com for all kind of helpful information. , Gardening Tools - An Overview For more garden , Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) guides visit http://www.gardenlistings.com/resources.htm

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