Thursday, 20 July 2017

Planting Shade Producing Trees in your Garden

Planting shade trees does not just add to the aesthetic value of your outdoor space, it is also the need of the hour, given the ecological issues around the world. However, it is vital to make an informed decision, when you’re planning to plant a shade tree in your yard.

While some trees start out small and begin to fill in every year, others become a lot less desirable as they grow. There are also trees that contain thorns or shed off messy seedlings. It is necessary, therefore, to be sure about the types you’d prefer. Given below are ten popular options.

1. Red oak
 

Red oaks tend to grow quickly and drop acorns (seedlings) that attract critters such as squirrels. They offer a leafy and thick canopy that helps you stay cool during the summer months.

2. Tulip trees

Tulip trees grow up to 25 feet. They blossom with beautiful tulip flowers that sprout from the unique leaves of the tree, making the tree stand out anywhere.

3. Sorrels

Sorrels can grow up to 75 feet tall and are absolutely stunning the whole year. The color of their leaves begin with a deep green and then slowly turn to a beautiful red.

4. Weeping willows

The famous weeping willows are best for houses close to water. However, there are also hybrids that are suitable for dry regions.  You need no hesitation therefore to grow this beauty in a yard that can’t afford a lot of water to plants.

5. Northern catalpa

These trees can produce big, leafy canopy with ornate, large flowers snuggled between their charming leaves.

6. Hybrid poplars

These poplars tend to grow quickly, up to eight feet every year, to a maximum height between forty to fifty feet. Hybrid poplars start dropping cotton-like seeds. These trees may not be a good choice for you, if you are looking for less messy ones.

7. Honey locust

These trees are extremely hardy and tend to adapt well to different climate conditions and soils. The leaves turn yellow and are shed quickly in fall. They can grow thirty to fifty feet tall, offering great shade.

8. Red maples

Red maple trees grow approximately three to five feet per year until they reach forty feet. The leaves turn into brilliant red shades during fall.  They provide satisfying shade, and help create privacy too.

9. Willow oaks

Willow oaks have pointed leaves and they offer little shade with their fifty-foot height. They are apt for areas that do not require a lot of shade. The leaves tend to turn yellow and then drop during fall.

10. Paper birch


These trees have gorgeous white barks that offer a stunning backdrop. During spring, they boast charming green leaves; slowly as the weather starts to get colder, they display shades of yellow, red and orange.

You can plant so many beautiful trees in your backyard that offer rich shade. Furthermore, they add to the aesthetic appeal of your yard. However, you would do well to seek the advice of a landscaping expert for planting the right trees at the right spots at the right time.