Here at Chipps Tree Care services in Edmonton, AB, the best part of our job is helping customers put together their dream yards. Something we’ve realized in our years of working with landscape designers and individual customers is that you don’t need a ton of fancy flowerbeds and fixed paths to make a garden nice. We certainly take the approach of “to each their own” when it comes to garden design, however, in our opinion simplicity is sometimes the best option. As the saying goes: less is more.
The beauty of planting a few trees in your yard – even if they’re young ones – is that you have the experience of watching them grow over time. Perhaps you will plant trees when your children are young and they’ll form an emotional attachment to the trees as they grow. You can string up swings and tire swings, read in the shade and use them as a hiding place during hide and seek – trees are very versatile whether you’re a child or a grownup!
While it’s been a long and chilly winter here in Edmonton, spring is finally on the horizon, which means it’s time to think about planting flowers and performing yard work! Late spring and early summer are the time of year when most trees experience all of their growth, thus, it’s important to have them pruned by ISA certified professionals who can help maximize that growth and tend to your trees’ health. Give us a call and book an appointment to have your trees pruned and inspected for disease – disease can quickly spread between trees and the sooner you take care of the problem the better it will be for your entire yard!
Because we live in a harsh climate most of the year, if you have a big yard and you don’t want to worry too much about your trees, we recommend planting some nice jack pines. Jack pines are the most coniferous tree in Alberta and they grow to quite a large size; they also don’t need too much water to survive and they grow all year round, storing a cold resistant oil in their pines and thriving in the Canadian climate. Jack pines make a great screen or fence if you want a bit more privacy from your neighbors that are also glorious to look at. When the holidays come around, you’ll have the biggest Christmas tree on the block and you can decorate it with bright, festive lights!
Alternately, balsam poplars are fantastic deciduous trees that can be found all around Alberta. They look great on your lawn and they are very good at surviving the Canadian winter – hence their prominence.
If you have enough space on your land, it nice to have a mix of both evergreen and coniferous trees for variety’s sake. Some extra space to grow a few flowers, maybe a little vegetable oath for the ambitious and you’ve got yourself a lovely garden! If reading this post has inspired you, then get in touch – we can plant your trees and make sure they are well cared for. If you need advice on what trees will grow best on your land, our certified arborists can help.