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One of the best ways to make your home exclusive is by planting trees. They create the environment that makes a house a home and creates cozy surroundings for the homeowners. We also need to mention how beneficial they are for humans and the environment. Most of us have our favorite trees we'd love to see around our houses. So, as a homeowner, you may plant the type of trees you love dearly; however, you may not be able to plant whichever tree you prefer. Not every tree is suitable for every environment; each has unique requirements. In this article, we will go over some essentials of planting trees. 

Aim

First, decide why you want to plant your tree in your yard. You can have many motivations, including:

  • Creating shade (especially for hot environments)
  • Aesthetic
  • Fruit
  • Family Legacy
  • Property Restrictions

You are one of many who will see the effects of these trees, so you must think about the overall condition of your space. Some of the factors you should consider are:

  • Available area
  • Whether the location you plan on planting is close to any underground pipes
  • Your local regulations regarding trees
  • How your neighbors will be affected (view, fall of the leaves, etc.)

Now, we will review other factors you should consider when choosing trees.

Size

The space you have is vital when it comes to selecting trees. The growth potential of every tree is different, and if you have limited and small space, planting huge trees will be less beneficial. Most likely, they will block the natural sunlight and give the image of a cramped space. Size should also be considered to harm the pipes or foundations of your house. Tree roots tend to reach areas where they feel moist and nutritious environment so that they may damage the foundation of your home in the process.

Sunlight

The requirement for sunlight is different for every tree. Some types love to see sunshine throughout the day, while excessive sunlight can harm other types. Observe how much your yard receives sun during the day and search whether the tree you want is suitable for that amount of sunshine. Acacia, Ash, Buckeye, Juniper, and Oak are some trees that tolerate heat well.

Rainfall

Certain trees can maintain themselves quite well with a small amount of water, while others get diseases when they don't receive water regularly. Since this is important in the growth rate and maintenance of the tree, you should consider the rainfall of the area you live in if you live in a moist area that receives constant rain. Maple, Willow, and Magnolia trees are some species that like water.

Soil

Depending on the geography of your location, your soil may be sandier or clay. Certain trees prefer light soil, while others like rocky areas. Additionally, you should know the pH of your soil because certain trees don't thrive in acidic or alkaline soils and are suitable for one type. So, make sure to know which soil the tree you plan on planting likes more.

Local Trees

Going with a local tree option is also a great option. If you are new to the area and want to know more about the local trees, you can ask your experienced neighbors or look for publications related to plants and trees.

Trees Are Investments

At Timber Ridge Tree Care, we know that a tree is an investment and should be treated with great care. Tree care and maintenance can be challenging and complicated for most homeowners since every species has unique needs and requirements. That's why it's always a smart idea to seek help from a professional tree care company like Timber Ridge Tree Care because our arborists know your tree's exact needs and the best treatment for it. If you need tree service in your area, call us today to learn more.