Tips For Planting Different Types of Trees
We like trees to be permanent if possible. Always plan for the long term benefits of the trees you plant. Choose wisely using these tips. An excellent book I have found The Southern Gardeners Book of Lists, by Lois Trigg Chaplin, has these great ideas for planting landscape trees.
* Select trees for interest in different seasons: it keeps the garden lively. You will find lists highlighting berries, fall color, flowers, bark, and other seasonal peaks. With flowering trees, don’t limit your display to one 2-week period (i.e. nice but overused dogwoods, short lived Bradford Pears); extend and diversify by picking species to enjoy the other 50 weeks of the year.
* Trees have many forms, including: globose, reaching, upright, upright-oval, pyramidal, columnar, weeping, rounded, vase-shaped, and irregular. Each communicates a different feeling and a particular form may be better suited than another to practical limitations such as power lines and overhangs.
* When you plant, always leave a circle of mulch around the tree measuring at least the diameter of the rootball. It will keep you from hitting the trunk with the mower or string trimmer which could kill the tree.
* Water and fertilize with a high quality slow-release fertilizer. Most trees should grow about a foot a year. Water every week during dry weather, and water slowly but thoroughly.
* Before you buy a tree, be sure you know how big it will get and place it carefully in your landscape.
When you plant different types of trees, this helps to solve many problems in your garden and it will save you time and money in the long rum. By putting the right tree in the correct area of your garden, both you and your tree will be happy for years to come.
You may want to get a professional landscape contractor from your area to help you to plan what trees are best for your situation. These professionals are especially helpful if you are building a new house. They can help you site your home and help you decide which trees are best to preserve before you begin construction.
Source by Julia Stewart