Selling Houses Australia

The Benefits of Planting Trees in your Garden

Small trees are a great addition to any landscape and can be used to great effect. Here, Charlie shares the benefits of adding extra greenery to increase buying potential.

- Don't be scared of using trees. They're not all going to grow out of control and take over your garden.

- People often shy away from planting trees. They think the roots will to rip up foundations and get into pools, but that’s not always the case.

- Small trees are a great addition to any landscape and can be used to great affect. They provide shade and give a sculptural element to a garden and add a sense of maturity.

- You can restrict the growth of your small trees by planting them in pots, but you will have to water and feed them regularly. Citrus are particularly good for this.

- Small trees can also act as a visual divider. They also soften the harsh brick work too.

- A different variety of the same tree, Magnolia Little Gem, only grows about 3 to 5 metres high. They’re really effective screening for ugly walls.

- Trees can be useful from a design perspective too, giving balance and structure to building. The tree to one side helps balance the picture as you approach the house.

- So it's time to embrace trees. Once established, they're really low maintenance and, if you have the right tree in the right area, it shouldn't even need watering.


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Posted by Surreal LandscapesReport
I do agree that small trees are a great addition to any landscape. There are many trees widely available for smaller gardens, in all shapes and sizes. Given that many of us have limited space in which to garden, it becomes important that any trees chosen are right for their surroundings, in terms of proportion as well as for their decorative value.