If you purchased a new home and the front yard is completely empty, this gives you a clean slate to start with. This means you can do whatever you want, and this will be easier as you will not have to worry about removing anything or moving anything. To help you get started, below are some tips on planting trees and shrubs in your yard.
Trees not only add character to a yard, but they also provide you with shade. Plant at least one tree but if your yard is large enough plant two or more.
There are a variety of trees to choose from. When choosing, consider how tall you want the tree to be, if you want a flowering tree, and how fast you want the tree to grow. You can also choose between deciduous trees, which are trees that drop leaves in the fall and have no leaves in the winter, or evergreen trees, which keeps their needles all year.
You also have to make sure you plant the trees far enough away from your house. This will depend on what type of trees you purchase. You should hire a tree service company to plant the trees for you. They can also help you choose the trees if you need help.
Planting shrubs in front of your home can make a big difference in the way it looks. Like trees, there are a variety of shrubs you can choose from. Some shrubs will flower part of the year and some will stay green until the winter months. There are also shrubs that have red and yellow leaves.
There are many things to consider when choosing the shrubs. First, consider how fast the shrubs grow because you will have to keep them trimmed. If you want to plant shrubs further away from your home there are some that attract deer, depending upon where you live. Some shrubs have berries that birds love to eat so you will be helping wildlife.
Visit a garden center to look at several shrubs to help you choose what would work best for your home. You have to make sure the shrubs will grow well in the zone that you live in, as well as how much sun the shrubs need.
Contact a landscape designer like W.H. Boyer, Inc. to help you with the trees and shrubs, and the contractor can help you landscape your entire yard.
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