Choosing Trees for Small Landscape Designs

Nearly all garden designs will have some types of trees or tall shrubberies mixed in, simply because using varying heights is important when putting together a well rounded garden or landscape design. Unfortunately, when you are working with a small amount of space, you are a little more limited when it comes to space for these larger plants, meaning that extra creativity is needed in order for you to achieve your objectives. Trees and shrubs can grow to form a variety of different types of mixed hedging, creating unique landscape designs, wind breaks and even privacy screens. Just because your garden space is small, you should not leave out the trees, shrubs and hedges.

When it comes to designing gardens intended for smaller spaces, the choices available for trees will diminish as your amount of available space is reduced. While a small space may be capable of supporting a larger tree species, everything may seem distorted or out of place if you do not plan everything perfectly. One of the most important things that you need to remember is that small trees that you purchase from a local nursery may look great now, but eventually, they are going to grow into their spaces, becoming far too large and cumbersome and possibly even causing damage in the process. There are a variety of different ways that a too-large tree can cause damage to your living space, including that overbearing roots can damage foundations, basements, walls, roofs, sidewalks and even plumbing and electrical.

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