Trees are often considered to be the anchor of any UNIQUE landscape design. They will almost always be the largest plants in the palette and will grow to be the walls and even ceiling of your outdoor living space in some cases. Limiting your tree selections to native varieties will provide many added benefits that most homeowners are not aware of.
Many trees such as the Live Oak and the Evergreen Elm will become rather dense as they grow. This foliage can be used to create a natural screen of other homes or items which you might consider to be an eye sore such as power poles, walls or commercial properties. These trees can also be used to create separation or a boundary for your property at least from a visual perspective. It is also important to remember that the screen will not only block a view that you do not want to look at but it will also provide you more privacy from others looking into your yard. A single strategically planted tree can block a window and eliminate issues from that nosey neighbor living beside or behind your home. And finally, large trees can be planted simply to enhance the existing view and beauty of your yard. [Read more…]