Gardens are wonderful places. They are your own little piece of paradise. Spending time outside is good for both the soul and body. Plus, gardens are really good for wildlife. By planting the right plants you can support the the local groups of species as well as create a beautiful space for you and your family to enjoy.
Planting Trees Helps Wildlife
If you have a garden, it is really worth considering adding a tree into the mix. They are an important habitat for insects, which in turn attracts birds and can help to support the small mammals that live in your area.
The range of trees you can buy is amazing, so it’s really easy to find one that will suit you and your garden space whilst doing good for the wildlife that is living around you.
A good tree nursery will be able to advise you about which variety to choose to support local species. They can also offer up knowledge on which trees will thrive in your particular type of soil and climate.
Trees Look Wonderful
Trees are a fantastic way to add interest, height and layers to your garden. They can be used to create a stunning focal point or to provide a sturdy backdrop for other plants.
Trees Have Practical Uses
Using the right varieties of tree you can very quickly create an attractive hedge that is virtually maintenance free. Provided the hedge is dense enough it can also reduce noise and air pollution from nearby roads.
In addition, trees are an excellent way to screen off different areas of your garden to make a garden room. Dividing large spaces or shrouding areas from the view of overlooking neighbours can transform your outdoors into being a more user-friendly place that you are more likely to want to spend time in.
Trees Clean The Air
As we mentioned, trees help to cleanse our air. Even planting just one tree can make a huge difference to the cleanliness of the air surrounding your home. We also know that they produce oxygen, which is beneficial for everyone. If you want to find out more about how effective trees are at cleaning the air, you can do so by reading this in-depth study.
Trees Are Fun
Planting and looking after trees can be very enjoyable. Sure, sometimes raking up leaves feels like a bit of a chore, but for any kids playing in the leaf pile it’s just a whole lot of fun! Kids love climbing them too and once a tree is mature enough you always have the option of building an amazing tree house.
Mature Trees Add Value to Your Property
People like trees. Therefore, when they are looking at properties they are naturally attracted to the ones that have them. Provided the tree is mature, in good-condition and planted in an appropriate place, they can add a lot of value to a property.
A recent American study shows that people are willing to pay between $1000 and $10,000 more for a home with trees in the yard. The same is true in many parts of Europe. The Spanish, Swiss, Germans, Dutch and Italians all like to buy a home with a mature tree in the garden.
As you can see, there are many reasons to plant a tree. Provided you do the research and plant the right type, it is a decision that you will never regret.