Landscaping with trees isn’t that easy. It needs great effort and planning. Mature trees bring shade and beauty into your landscape. However, tree roots can draw up all the water and its branches can prevent sunlight from reaching the soil, making it tough for other plants to thrive. Vigorous root growth can also damage surrounding architecture.
To avoid such incidents, here are some tips for growing trees in your garden.
Maintain the existing soil level at the trunk.
One common mistake that homeowners make is to create a raised border around a tree and then fill it in with soil to create a planting bed. The additional soil around the trunk can cause the bark to rot, leaving the tree susceptible to disease and insect infestation. If you want a raised bed, consider constructing an inside border one to two feet away from the trunk to keep the soil from smothering the base of the tree.
Choose plants adapted to the special light conditions under the tree.
If you are planning on adding plants under the tree, make sure to choose those plants that survive with limited sunlight. It would be better if you first observe the amount of shade under the tree for a whole day. Deep-shade plants such as ferns and hostas can thrive near the trunk, while semi-sun varieties like lily of the valley and coral bells can grow under the perimeter of the tree’s branches.
Never damage tree roots when planting.
There are trees that send down deep roots, but there are also trees that have roots just beneath the surface or even above the ground. Make sure to avoid damaging the roots.
If you are using planters for the trees, choose the right one.
Look for extra large garden pots that are durable. We are offering a high-quality range of large pots that can be used for commercial spaces and public spaces. You need to make sure that the planters you have chosen are made of high-quality materials so that it can withstand the vigorous root growth of the tree.
Trees are a great addition to any garden. They can provide shade as well as improve the look of your landscape. However, taking care of burly trees isn’t always that easy. Do your best and provide what the tree needs.
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