Gardens are wonderful spaces. For many people, they provide an oasis of calm in an, often, hectic life. So, naturally a lot of homeowners do not mind spending time on money to make their garden even more beautiful and welcoming. There are lots of ways to do it, but as you will see planting a tree is perhaps one of the most beneficial ways to do it.
Planting a tree is a lifetime commitment
However, I would sound a note of caution, at this stage. It is important to realize that planting a tree is a big thing. Once it is in and established getting it out again is tricky, to say the least. Not to mention, expensive. So you want to do a bit of research before you buy.
You can find out more about growing beautiful trees by clicking this link. When you do, you will be taken to the website of a family run nursery that specializes in growing trees. Three generations have been involved in the business, so they have a wealth of knowledge that you can tap into before buying trees for your garden.
OK, so now that warning is out of the way, exactly why am I suggesting that you do take the big step of planting a tree? Well, there are three main ones.
Trees are beautiful
The first one is that trees are wonderful to look at. They are simply stunning. Most people cannot look at one without smiling at least a little and physically relaxing slightly. The right tree provides a fantastic focal point for any garden.
Trees are great for the environment
If you are looking for a way to help the planet, planting a tree has got to be at the top of the list. Trees provide great habitat for all kinds of insects, birds and other wildlife. Plus, of course they are great at cleaning the air and producing oxygen, which creates a healthier environment for everyone.
The right tree can add value to your property
Numerous studies show that healthy, mature trees add value to a property, in some cases, as much as $10,000, which is a lot of money. In many ways, trees are a better investment than a new kitchen or bathroom and they are a lot cheaper. You can easily pick up a really nice 1 or 2 foot ornamental tree for under $70.
In ten years time, once it has matured a bit it could have added $1000 to the value of your home. So, if you know you are going to downsize once the kids leave home, why not plan for that move by planting a couple of trees now.
Trees can save you money on your fuel bills
Surprisingly, for some homeowners, planting trees can even reduce their power bills. If you live in a hot climate you can potentially plant trees to cast a shadow over your home in the heat of the day. Doing this will save you a surprising amount of money because you will not have to turn the air-conditioning on as much. You can find out more about planting trees to reduce your power bills, by reading this article.