It’s hard to imagine a Jackson, WY property landscaped without the use of trees. The trees in this area are a big part of what makes it so beautiful, so incorporating native species in your design is an easy choice. With that said, trees are often hard to manage, and using the wrong trees in the wrong spots can lead to problems later on.
This article will offer some practical advice on how to deal with front yard trees. Whether you have existing trees to manage, or you’d like to add new trees to take your design in a different direction, the content below should help you get started. And, of course, if you need help at any point during this project, reach out to TLC for assistance.
The first step to use trees in your Jackson, WY front yard is to take an overview of what is already in place. Do you already have trees on this part of your property, and do you like how they look? Beyond aesthetics, are they posing any problems, or do you expect them to pose problems in the future? It might be helpful to bring in professionals, like the team at TLC who help with tree care, for help at this stage. Our experience and knowledge will allow us to offer insights into the status of your current collection of trees.
After careful review, it may be determined that one or more of your current front yard trees need removal. This could be because you don’t like how it looks with the rest of the landscaping, or it could present a safety hazard either for your home or for the people living on the property. If removal is required, don’t hesitate to turn to TLC for tree removal. Trying to take a tree out on your own can be dangerous and it simply isn’t worth the risk.
One of the great things about using trees in your landscaping is the many types to pick from. If you replace trees, you can choose species that will perform as you would like. For instance, if you don’t want anything that is going to grow too big for the space you have in mind, or you don’t want a variety that will drop a ton of leaves in the fall, you can choose with that strategy in mind.
Also, part of this strategic thinking is determining how your trees will connect with the rest of your landscaping. As one example, a big tree that creates a lot of shade may make it difficult to grow grass on one part of your property. Alternatively, you might want that shade to protect delicate flowers that would struggle to make it through the summer heat. Taking these variables into account is important as you decide what trees you’ll use and where they’ll go.
In general, you don’t have to do a lot to care for trees. They are going to demand far less attention than a lawn or garden, for example. With that said, depending on the types of trees you have in your front yard, you may need to keep up with a few tasks to make sure they stay healthy. Those points might include the following –
It’s easy to see how trees in your front yard can become a centerpiece for your design, but they will not complete your landscaping all on their own. For some homeowners, it’s hard to see the bigger picture and figure out how everything will work together – and that’s where the help of a professional team may be needed. Contact TLC today to learn more about our services and what we can bring to your Jackson, WY property.
Stay up to date on exciting projects from The Tree and Landscape Company.
“The best friend on earth of man is the tree: when we use the tree respectfully and economically we have one of the greatest resources of the earth.”
– Frank Lloyd Wright