Trees can be a lovely addition to any lawn, and they can be useful too. They block sound, reducing noise by up to 40% and even cool the area through their evaporation. Trees are often a low maintenance addition as well. The do require some care, however, to grow and live a long, healthy life. It can be difficult to know what tree maintenance to perform, and what might be harmful, but these five tips should help.
- The Right Tree: If you want a tree that will live a long time with little work from you, be aware of the environment. First, plant a tree that naturally grows in the environment in which you live. Second, look at your yard for anything that might inhibit tree growth or be a hazard in late years, such as power lines. In those circumstances, choose a tree w