Your garden is your most convenient all-season getaway. It gives you a comfortable personal space where you can unwind. In fact, psychiatrists suggest that families and friends bond best in an outdoor space and amidst nature. With a nice garden located right in your backyard, you really don’t have to go away to some faraway place to enjoy the ambiance of natural surroundings. However, in order to be able to completely relax and enjoy your garden, you need to choose the right sort of plants and trees. While choosing smaller plants is easy, selecting the right tree is a complicated task because you need to consider a lot of things during the selection process. Read on below for four tips that can help you make the right choice.
One of the first things you need to consider is the area of your garden. Trees, unlike small shrubs and plants, are big and spread over large expanses. Roots also spread over large areas under ground. If you plant a large tree in a small plant, the roots reach your basement and can cause damage to the foundation. So, for smaller gardens, you need to choose trees that do not grow very big. Choose trees that grow up to 6 metres in height and not beyond it. If you are looking for a dramatic tree, choose a weeping willow form. These trees do not grow very tall but look very ornamental. An expert in a tree nursery in Western Australia can help you choose the right tree based on the size of your garden.
You must also give importance to seasons and the way trees look in each of them. For example, if you have a small garden that can accommodate only one tree, you should choose an evergreen variety so that your garden looks charming all the time. You can also choose a tree that changes its look based on the seasons. Some trees take on a different reddish or yellow hue as they near autumn. They look magnificent during this phase. Evergreen trees don’t give you this pleasurable view because they remain green all over the year.
Western Australia is famous for its colourful springs. If you are planting a tree in your garden after all, make sure that it gives you the best spring experience. Choose trees that bloom into hundreds of flowers or fruits in springs. This way, you can enjoy the pleasures of springs right at home.
Maintenance should be one of the major criteria while choosing trees for your garden. Unless you have the time and patience, you would not want a tree that sheds too many leaves too frequently. You also would not want a tree that is less resistant to pest attacks. Some trees are more resistant and these should be your ideal choices. Additionally, you would not want a tree that requires regular pruning.
Some trees grow straight up and do not spread out into a lot of branches while others spread out wide and provide a canopy over the entire garden. The latter types of trees hamper growth of other plants in the garden because they restrict sunlight. So, you need to check the spread of trees before choosing one.
Make the right choice and make the most of your garden.
By seflick on 2017-05-30 17:40:20
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