There are many positive benefits to adding trees to your yard. One of the most common reasons people want to have trees is to provide shade. Another reason is to enhance privacy. More trees might be added for beauty or even to provide a food source. Trees are a long term commitment so take the time to think about your goals before you make a decision and add a tree that doesn’t work for you.
- Green Giant Arborvitae is a popular tree when trying to add privacy to your yard. Even if you have a fence between you and your neighbors, these trees can add some extra depth and provide a great buffer from peering neighbors. They grow quickly and are very easy to care for.
- Dogwood trees come in white, pink and red varieties and offer beautiful flowers in the Spring followed by vivid green color that provides a nice canopy for shade. As they grow large they make a great statement in your yard and require little other than occasional pruning.
- Pine trees are a hardy variety that grows well in most areas. They will lose needles periodically but can be raked and used for pine straw in your flower beds. As they grow, they provide good shade and protection to your home depending on their location.
- Crepe Myrtles are a beautiful flowering tree that comes in many colors. Popular in warmer climates, they add color, grow quickly and are drought resistant. Annual pruning is required.
- Consider a fruit tree for an added benefit. While many varieties will take time to mature before you actually get any fruit, there are many options that you can grow easily and without a huge investment of time on your part. Make sure you pick a fruit that you like unless you plan to open a produce stand.
When you are adding trees to your Houston yard, it is very important to think carefully about placement before you plant it. Trees aren’t easy to move as they grow and are almost impossible once they reach a certain size so make sure the placement you select is correct from the start.
The Chris Wylie Team is your ultimate real estate resource for Houston, The Woodlands, Spring, Cypress, Katy, Tomball and the surrounding areas. Visit our website for for detailed information regarding today’s real estate market.
Image courtesy of iamteacher/pixabay.com