Evergreen Benefits When Used In Landscaping
Evergreens, which can be found in both a tree or a shrub variety, stay green all year round. The small needle-like leaves on an Evergreen can tolerate harsh winters that many other trees can not. The most common is the first, yews, spruce, cypress, and pines. Each one has unique features for an essential spot in a landscape, but be sure to research which varieties are best for a specific zone area.
Wind Protection Evergreens
If your home takes a beating from hard winter winds, consider creating an evergreen barrier to help eliminate the wind flow. The evergreens can withstand most winds and will significantly slow the wind speeds down. Plant more massive trees to the outside of the property and the smaller bushes closer to the home. The shape, size, and colors, can be mixed to add an aesthetic appeal. Variegated shrubs and trees that provide a different color, such as blue spruce, are excellent for areas where there can be only one bush to give color and interest.
Creating Yard Focal Points
Evergreens that can be trimmed and hold an excellent shape are the best fit for creating various forms and designs also known as topiary. They make beautiful yard decorations and typically are a boxwood or a juniper variety. Before choosing a tree or a shrub, draw out a yard design first. This will help to select the size, type, and color of tree needed for space.
Erosion - Wet Area Planting and Habitat
On properties where erosion or wet areas are found, plant yews, firs, and pines to fill in those areas. Bulk sales make it easier to cover a large area of land on a budget. The trees will also provide a wildlife habitat where deer can bed under, and birds can take shelter.