For landscapers across America, the last Friday in April is a special day. It’s a day when we pay tribute to Mother Nature and plant a few seeds and saplings that will last for years to come. To the layman, Arbor Day is just another day, but to us the excitement and exhilaration is tantamount to the holiday season.
Certainly, there’s been lots of talk about global warming, and changing weather patterns over the past few decades. At the heart of the debate, the issue of deforestation is front and center. To that end, planting a few new trees will not only help beautify your lawn, but landscaping with trees also helps clean the air and shade your home.
A well-placed tree can not only shade your home but can also help you conserve energy. Planting trees by your air conditioner can even help it run better. Trees can also increase property and neighborhood values, prevent soil erosion and hide unsightly views.
Naturally, deciding what trees to plant and where to plant them can be tricky. Choosing between large, medium or small species is not always easy. Here in Missouri, Sycamore’s, Maple’s and Bald Cyprus are very popular options, and each must be weighed carefully for their benefits, as well as their aesthetic fit with your home.
Before you put a spade in the soil and start planting, come visit Rosehill Gardens. Our gardeners and landscapers would be glad to share their suggestions with you, and visit our garden center in Kansas City to browse our selection of shade and flowering trees.
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