Ornamental Shade Tree

Ornamental Shade Tree

Ornamental shad trees can provide comfortable shade in your backyard in summer and provide outstanding landscape at the same time. They are a combination of the beauty and coolness in hot summer. If you are planning to grow some large shade trees in your garden, you have a lot of options to choose from. You should pick up the one depending on a number of factors including weather, location, construction etc.

There are a variety of landscaping shad trees ranging from small-sized ones to large ones. You can also choose the deciduous trees or evergreen trees. Some good examples of these trees include maple trees, ash trees or oak trees. Some fruit trees like apple trees or pear trees are also good options. Some of these trees have tasteful fruits which can attract wild animals to your garden as well.

Most of these trees have a large canopy with dense foliage in summer which can provide a large area of shade for your family. These trees are usually growing very quickly and you need to do some pruning work to encourage new growth. Most of them are deciduous while some species are evergreen ones. The main functionality of these trees are providing shade for your house in summer. It is advised that you choose some deciduous trees because they will shed all leaves in winter, which is helpful for your house to get some sunlight in cold winter.

Generally, the commonly planted shading trees need little maintenance once they are well established. You need to apply some fertilizer once or twice a year to provide them some nutrients. Some dead branches should be removed to reserve energy and nutrients. The watering should be adequate during the first several months since newly planted in the soil to help establish their root system.

Image provided By AnemoneProjectors (Flickr: Very old Oak tree) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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