Planting trees in your garden is a wonderful way to enhance your home. We are lucky enough to be surrounded by houses that have mature trees. In the summer, they look fantastic and it feels great to know that when the kids are out playing in the garden they are breathing in wonderful clean air.
If you have the room to do so, I would urge you to consider planting a tree in your garden. There are many different types to choose from. But, today, I thought I would share with you a few ways you could use pine trees to enhance your garden.
Get to know about the different pine tree varieties
Your first step is finding out more about the different types that are available. Once you’ve done that you can narrow down your options and work out which variety you might like to buy. You can find out more by clicking the link. When you do so, you will be taken to a website where you can view 16 different varieties.
They have great photos and offer plenty of details for each tree. This makes it easy to work out which ones will grow well in your garden. Once you have narrowed down your options you can work out how you are going to use them. Here are a few ideas to give you some inspiration.
Create a focal point
The majority of home gardens look better when you create a focal point. You can easily use something like an ornamental pine to make your garden seem bigger or greener than it actually is.
If you want to do this, choose varieties that have a well-defined shape, once fully grown. Green Penguin Scots and the Dwarf Eastern White Pine are classic examples of the sort of trees you need for this type of project.
Use pine trees to create a hedge
The fact that these trees are so dense means that they are really good for creating privacy hedges. Most varieties grow really quickly yet only need to be trimmed once, maybe twice per year. Austrian pines and the Eastern White pine are both good options for this type of project. They grow quite tall and their shape means you can plant them quite close together.
Use pine trees to create a wildlife patch in your garden
If you are lucky enough to have a big garden giving a section of it over to wildlife is a really good idea. When you do this you cut down on the amount of maintenance you have to do and create a really interesting space where wildlife can thrive. Using pine trees, it is easy to screen off the bottom of your garden from the rest.
Looking after your pines
Once planted and established, pine trees need very little looking after. However, they may need periodic spraying for pests and a little feeding. You can easily find out how to look after your pine trees from home and garden websites that cover your part of the world.