Trees & Shrubs

No landscaping project is complete without trees & shrubs. Trees are essential for landscaping because they can provide privacy, protection from wind, shade on those hot summer days and even entertainment for children who like to climb them.

Shrubs on the other hand, are hardy, evergreen plants that can add a deep green tone to your landscaping design.

Most shrubs can live in harsh conditions, yet still look as if they are thriving. Of course, be sure to read the labels on any plants you want to purchase to make sure they can handle your current environment. One thing to keep in mind is not all plants can survive is all planting zones, so be sure to check out the planting zone map of the US to see where you home resides.

Browse this site and you will find tons of ideas for trees & shrubs for your home.

If you are planning to use trees for privacy, you’ll probably want to plant fast growing trees so you get the privacy you need quickly. As far as a generally popular tree, you may want to consider planting a weeping cherry tree.

Trees & Shrubs Articles

Weeping Cherry Tree

Posted by Landscaping Ideas on 19th January 2012

You’ve probably heard of the beautiful cherry trees in Washington DC. I have never been there myself, but have always heard how beautiful it is when the cherry trees are blossoming. After seeing spectacular pictures of these trees it’s a wonder more people don’t have these trees implemented into their landscaping plans.

Landscape Trees

Posted by Landscaping Ideas on 19th January 2012

Trees are a wonderful way to add appeal to your landscaping area. There are many important questions you will need to ask yourself prior to planting such trees. First, take a look at how much room you have. You will need to consider the growth the trees will have over time. Another key factor to consider is how the trees will look during each season. This can have quite an affect on the look of your landscaping during the various seasons.

Trees That Provide The Most Privacy

Posted by Landscaping Ideas on 19th January 2012

Most of us want it, some of us try to do it, and the majority of us do not have it. We are talking about privacy in our own homes and yards. Do you have that snoopy neighbor who is always peeking into your yard much less your windows? When you are trying to relax in your yard, do you have those neighbors who feel it is a requirement to come on over and talk for hours keeping you from your peace and quiet time you wanted just for yourself? We have all had a couple of those. And at the least opportune moments, a nuisance they can be. Well placed strategic natural barriers can give you what you crave the most! Peace and quiet can be had with these barriers. And so can your privacy from prying eyes.

The Most Popular Flowering Shrubs

Posted by Landscaping Ideas on 19th January 2012

So you are out in your yard on the patio and just taking in the scenery of your back yard. You really start looking at it and are thinking there’s no color, it looks barren. Then you start brainstorming on ideas that you could implement to liven up your yard. Would I like to add some plants to my landscape? If so, what kind of plants would interest me? If you plan to add flowering shrubs to your yard, I have come up with some of the most popular that are being bought and planted today.

Shrubs That Grow The Fastest

Posted by Landscaping Ideas on 19th January 2012

So you just moved into that new house and want to do some landscaping. Or you have new neighbors that like to know all the happenings on your block. Or like many places traffic on main country roads has picked up so much that you almost have a line of cars going down your road. You have decided that you would like to plant some shrubs as deterrence or for privacy reasons and to your way of thinking you would like this to happen fast. You are now wondering what kind of shrubs you can purchase that will not only enhance your landscaping but also grow fast to accomplish your main goal.

Dogwood Trees

Posted by Landscaping Ideas on 19th January 2012

Flowering dogwood trees are currently extremely popular for landscaping and probably more popular than any other species of tree at the moment. Its botanical name is cornus florida and it is the state flower, not of Florida, but of Virginia and the provincial flower of British Columbia. It is a very hard wood, used for loom shuttles, tool handles and skewers in days gone by. In fact ‘dogwood’ is a corruption of its original name, ‘dagwood’, or daggerwood, pertaining to its use for making wooden daggers.

How To Plant A Weeping Cherry Tree

Posted by Landscaping Ideas on 17th January 2012

You’ve probably heard to the beautiful cherry trees in Washington DC. I have never been there myself, but have always heard how beautiful it is when the cherry trees are blossoming. After see the spectacular pictures of these trees it’s a wonder more people don’t have these trees implemented into their landscaping plans.

Fast Growing Trees

Posted by Landscaping Ideas on 17th January 2012

Trees are a critical part of landscaping. They are essential parts of most plans due to the unique combination of aesthetic and practical value they bring to any situation. There is nothing quite like a tree in terms of appearance. Large trees add a feeling of maturity to a property while simultaneously serving as a compositional counterpoint to the landscaping efforts on the ground. The beautiful giants of landscaping can make or break the appearance of a property. If you consider some of the most beautiful and attractive properties you have encountered, the trees involved in the landscaping were probably a large part of the overall appeal.