This is optimum tree and large shrub planting season in Dallas and Bonick Landscaping does a lot of it this time of year. In spite of the fact that trees and shrubs have an exceptionally high ROI in terms of both enjoyment and property value, the cost can add up which is why it is so important to either know what you are doing or hire someone who does. A few basic considerations:
There are a number of considerations when choosing where to plant trees. The site you choose will help determine the kind of tree you choose. Is it going to be located near a deck, a patio or a house? In the sun or shade? What are the soil conditions? Trees need room to grow root systems underground and branches above ground. It’s important not to plant a tree that will grow too large in a small area. This includes the root system which may invade sewer lines, crack sidewalks or create bumpy lawns when mature. Also, avoid planting trees too close to buildings or under power lines or telephone poles (unless you don’t mind seeing them butchered by the phone company).
CHOOSING A TREE
Why are you planting a tree or trees? Your reason also affects your choice. You may want be planting to increase your privacy, to create a windbreak or a sound barrier, to help shade your home or property or simply to increase your landscape’s beauty and your home’s property values. This information, combined with the desired location and soil conditions will help inform your choice. Some other considerations are fast-growing versus slow-growing trees (fast growing trees are often weaker and subject to storm damage) and various tree vulnerabilities (some trees are prone to particular diseases and insects).
I am not going to get into even the basics here regarding how to plant a tree (there’s too much to cover and DIYers can find plenty of resource for that on the Internet) except to note that you should always proceed to dig with caution (which again goes back to why it is prudent to hire a professional). Before digging, contact your utility company to mark the location of any underground lines. You could be liable for damage done to such lines.
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