When you think about your yard, the main thing most people want to add is a tree or two. Why? Trees are such an important part of our landscaping design. They add character, sweetness, beauty, fresh air, and a certain amount of playfulness to your yard that might not have been there before. We believe that trees are such an important part of your yard and we do truly believe that everyone should have at least one tree in their yards to help keep the air clean and the landscaping beautiful.
But before you do a ton of work to put that tree in, there are some things you want to think about. You want to consider how that tree will be used, what kind of tree that you want, how much work you are willing to do, and even the span of that entire tree once it has grown. While the tree might be small now, you have to know that it will grow.
Apart from those questions, you should consider the following ways to use trees in your yard:
4. Make an outdoor living space.
- Gives you privacy.
- Expands your living space.
- Makes you want to hang out outdoors.
If you typically aren’t the sort of person that likes to spend all your time indoors, but you don’t have an area to go outside, you may want to think about utilizing trees to help develop an added area outside. This will certainly offer you privacy when you are outdoors and give you some time to yourself if your neighbors are always coming over. There are so many opportunities in a yard large or small, you just have to be creative.
According to Better Homes and Gardens: “If you don’t want to work on making your entire yard a private paradise, take one corner and transform it into a secluded getaway. A simple way to do this is to carefully place a couple of trees to form a pocket. Here, for example, two pines make a hammock feel tucked away. A redbud just behind the hammock enhances the effect.”
3. Think about the flow of your yard.
- There are professionals who can help you if you have trouble.
- Think of plants, walkways, water features, and your trees.
- Remember you need to maintain your lawn and gardens.
How will your tree work with the rest of your yard? There are so many different features your yard can have, which is why you have to plan for your yard. Many people plant trees in a yard – but some yards don’t need more than one. Lifehacker suggests looking at your space from above to see what the layout should be. You can find an easy map on Google that has taken an aerial view of your home. From there, you can figure out the scale, print out the picture, and start with the layout.
If you don’t want to do it this way, you can start laying out the design in your actual yard using tape or representative items.
2. Think about the impact on home value
- Trees take a long time to get big and they grow in many ways – so think ahead.
- Think of getting unusual trees that your neighbors don’t have.
- Do not go overboard with too many trees.
A completely grown tree that has been planted and taken care of by specialists has the ability to add between $1,000 and $10,000 to the value of your home, according to Council of Tree and Landscape Appraisers. If you want to boost the curb appeal to your home by adding a tree, you want to plant it early so that it can grow.
When planting a tree raise the value of your home, you will have to think about the types of trees that individuals truly want in their lawns. Meaning, what type of family will live in your house once you sell? The best kind of tree for your lawn will certainly depend on your house – trees that are tall and solid (and ripe for climbing) might be fantastic if your home has a lot of rooms and will have a family in it. On the other hand, a ranch home with one bedroom will probably go to an older family that doesn’t want the yard work.
1. Think about the view
- Think about safety as well as security.
- You possibly invest even more time inside compared to outdoors.
- Determines kind of tree that you desire.
HGTV says that one of the biggest mistakes people do when planting a tree is that they don’t think about what it will look like from the inside of your home. This is vitally important because we tend to spend a lot more time inside of our homes than we do outside of it. When picking out the type of tree that you want, you will have to think about how it will impact your view from the inside of your home.
To do this, stand inside your and look out to where you will plant the tree. Try to visualize it as it grows – what will the tree hide? What will you still be able to see? If you can do this, you will start to realize whether or not you want to put a tree there or whether you should consider moving it around.
If you are looking for a tree care professional in Redwood City, give Econo Tree Service a call today at (650) 200-2495. We will help you to better understand your trees and how to handle any watering, planting, pruning, or other tree issues that you may find – of course, we can also help you with other issues as well. We will provide you with the best possible tree service.