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.