Do you want to upgrade the landscaping of your front yard? Well, adding trees can be an option. They offer privacy, shade, and beauty. For those who don’t know, you can increase the value of your property by 14% if you choose the right tree. The trick here is to plant the right type of tree in the right area.
Fortunately, we are here to help you. Before you hire a professional tree care service provider to plant the tree for you, here are several tips you need to keep in mind.
If you want to plant a tree to improve the privacy of your front yard, then it is best for you to choose compact conifers.
Are you planning to sit under a huge shade tree in your front yard? If that’s the case, you have to plant a tree that will grow into a striking and tall tree with a huge canopy. However, you have to remember that shade trees take years to fill in. They also need routine pruning to keep a healthy size and shape.
You can always choose an ornamental tree if you do not have a lot of space in your front yard. These types of trees can still add interest and beauty to your small yard. Ornamental trees are known for their elegant foliage in the fall and fruit and/or flowers in the spring.
Think About the Region
You’ve got to make your choice based on the hardiness zone in the area you’re living in since various trees survive in various climates. Trees that are available readily at your local nursery should be easy to care for and transplant in your location. That is the general rule.
Planting Your Own Tree
If you do not want to hire a professional to plant the tree for you, here are several steps that you should follow to properly plant your new tree in your front yard.
Pick an Area
Ensure it will offer the tree with enough soil conditions, water, and light.
Water the Soil
Before you plant the tree, water the ground a day before. This will help make the soil easier to dig.
Dig a Hole
The hole should be 3 times wider than the root ball of the tree. Make sure that the depth is equal to the root ball. Also, you shouldn’t throw away the soil since you will have to use it later.
Place The Tree
Get rid of the burlap from the root ball and place the tree inside the hole.
You can start with the subsoil on the bottom and topsoil on top.
Thoroughly Water It
Water every day for the first 1-2 weeks. Water every 2-3 days for the next 3-12 weeks. Water every week for the next 1-2 years after 12 weeks.
Applying mulch will help maintain constant moisture and temperature level.
Do Not Fertilize
This will help prevent the tree from creating new foliage. Instead, it will rebuild its roots.