The Right Habits for Planting Trees in Your Garden - grey trunk green leaf tree beside body of water

The Root of the Issue: The Right Habits for Planting Trees in Your Garden

August 11, 2022

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If you are thinking of planting trees in your garden, understanding the good and bad will always get you to the root of the issue.

Planting trees in your garden can do a lot for your garden’s aesthetics and can make you feel closer to nature. But choose the wrong trees and you are causing far more problems for yourself than you realise. It is partly about understanding the best habits but also knowing which trees you should not plant in your garden. Let’s show you the two sides to planting trees to ensure you are getting into the best habits for increasing the beauty of your garden with the right trees. 

The Worst Types of Trees To Plant

While there are a variety of difficult species out there, keep an eye out for the following trees as these should be avoided at all costs when you are thinking about planting trees in your garden:

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Deciduous Species

Deciduous trees such as Pink Trumpets, Flame Trees, or Golden Rain are amazing to look at in a garden but the leaves can cause injury to people passing by, so if you are in an area with a deciduous species, you can always contact a tree removal company to get rid of it for you.

Ficus Species

The ficus plant may look luscious with its green leaves and white trunks, but this type of tree can break through to the ground, can easily cause damage to your garden, and break through walls, not to mention be a domineering presence in your garden as they can grow up to 30 metres tall.

Palm Trees

Palm trees are very beautiful plants and can create a tropical feel in your garden, but can cause an abundance of issues in a suburban setting. If a palm tree is planted too close to a wall, the roots can damage them and potentially lift pave stones. It’s also worth bearing in mind that palm trees produce fruit, which may seem like a fantastic idea if you are trying to grow your own food, but the fruits, such as dates, can attract wildlife such as bats.

How You Can Get the Most Out of a Tree in Your Garden

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Research the Best Trees in Your Location

There are a great variety of large Australian trees that look beautiful in a garden setting, such as the Sydney Red Gum, the Lemon-Scented Gum, as well as the Australian Cherries because of their thick foliage. When you do the research upfront, it can save further hassle down the line. 

Put the Tree in Water Before You Plant It

It’s crucial to dehydrate any dry roots, and soaking the roots before you plant the tree will ensure that it absorbs a decent amount of water, giving it the best possible start. 

Planting trees in the Cooler Months

The autumn months are the best times to plant a tree because it will not feel the stress of the summer heat. Opting for the autumn months ensures warmer soil, so the roots can spread better.

Add Support

It is crucial to add some kind of support to the tree after you have planted it. Hammering a stake into the ground near the tree and tying the tree to it is going to make a big difference, especially if the tree is top-heavy.

If you are thinking of planting trees in your garden, understanding the good and bad will always get you to the root of the issue.

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