Homeowners love trees. They provide shade and privacy, they’re aesthetically pleasing, and they add value to your home and neighborhood. However, if you’re thinking of adding a few trees to your Ohio home this spring, there is more to think about than just digging a hole and plopping in a tree. Our team at Precision Landscaping Corporation is well-versed in what types of trees do well in Ohio and, because trees can often outlive the person that planted them, we recognize that this is a big decision. Do yourself a favor and check out our tips to help you choose the right tree that your family will be able to enjoy for years to come.

Planting Trees

What to Plant

Before choosing which type of tree to plant, you need to think about why you want the tree. Do you want it for shade? A deciduous shade tree (such as oak, maple, or elm) provides cooling relief from summer heat while allowing the winter sun to warm a home. If you would like your new tree to provide privacy, evergreens are a good choice. Because of their dense, persistent foliage, they provide a good windbreak as well as a natural screen for privacy. Once you’ve determined the tree’s function, then research which type will grow well in your area.

Where to Plant

Now that you know what type you’d like, it’s time to choose the location. Make sure you look upward and make sure the tree won’t eventually grow into anything (like a power line or overhanging deck). Now look around and be sure you’ve allowed enough space for the tree to mature in width. If an evergreen is on your list, pay attention to the surroundings as evergreens can need anywhere from twelve to thirty feet around to fully mature.

When to Plant

Ideally, trees are planted during the dormant season – in the fall after leaf drop or in early spring before budbreak. At this time, weather conditions are cool and allow plants to establish roots in the new location before spring rains and summer heat stimulate new top growth. However, healthy balled and burlapped trees or container trees can be planted throughout the growing season if given appropriate care.

When it comes to tree installation in Ohio, Precision Landscaping Corporation is your team. To get a free estimate, contact us at (440) 843-9500. With satisfied customers throughout the Cleveland area, Precision Landscaping Corporation can help you get the beautifully landscaped yard you’ve been dreaming of!