Tips for Buying Trees
One of the best projects that will make an immediate difference in the visual appearance to your yard is the addition of trees.
Tip number 1: Buy your trees from a reputable source
When you buy trees it is not always wise to just look for the best price that you can find. Often times the “super stores” will have great prices; however they don’t really have the knowledge about what grows the best in the area where you live. Many times the local greenhouses can be your best bet for information.
Tip number 2: Check the health of trees before you buy them
When you are looking at the trees check to see if they are brittle or if the leaves fall off easy. Some times this can be an indication that they are not a healthy tree. This is also an area a knowledgeable seller can help you, since there goal is to sell you the best product that will serve your needs.
When buying trees ask questions, ask if they warranty their trees, ask for additional information on planting and watering. Following these tips for buying trees will help to insure that the trees that you buy will have a healthy start in your yard.
Tips for buying Hedges & Shrubs
If you are into creating privacy, a great way to create privacy in a natural way is to plant hedges and shrubs. With hedges and shrubs, you have shade, prevent road noise, create privacy, and create a fence. These are a great way to help keep animals within the area. There are a lot of ways that you can plant hedges and shrubs. The easiest way to plant them is to use a formal approach. Choose plants that have small, dense leaves to create a better barrier.
The first thing to do is separate all of your shrubs. You will want to plant them individually to create the hedge. Dig a trench that is 2 1/2 feet wide. The depth should be at least 3 inches deeper than the length of the roots. Place any treated soil you want in the bottom of the trench and set the plants in a row spacing the shrubs roughly every 4 inches from each other. If you want to ensure you give the shrubs the correct spacing, ask the individual in charge the space they would recommend. Fill in soil around the shrubs. Pack the soil lightly and then water your newly planted shrubs.