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Fenton, MO Shade Trees
Fenton, MO Shade Trees. Shade trees are a significant part of any landscape. The effective addition of shade trees can be a challenging task. You will want to carefully select the correct type of tree, figure out where to put it, and plant it in such a way that promotes the health of the tree and the rest of your property. When it comes to adding shade trees, your landscape needs and deserves the technical expertise and eye for design that Poynter Landscape is known for.
You need a company that will listen to and understand their customer's needs and desires. Whether you know a lot about trees or nothing at all, Poynter Landscape will help you incorporate shade trees to your Fenton, MO landscape. We will ensure the addition of shade trees to your Fenton home complements the rest of your property, meets your needs, and allows the trees and the rest of the landscape to flourish.
Shade Trees in Fenton, MO
As with other trees, shade trees are used for both their visual appearance and their functionality. In the blazing summer months, shade trees help keep your Fenton, MO home comfortably cool, conserve energy, and reduce your energy bill. They also provide targeted shade, creating a welcoming outdoor spotfrom which you can enjoy your beautiful landscape. While many varieties of shade trees don't flower, they have beautiful fall foliage. In addition to enhancing the appearance and enjoyment of your Fenton yard year-round, the presence of shade trees benefits the land itself by boosting the health of your soil and the quality of the air around you.
Choosing a Shade Tree
There are many great shade trees native to Missouri. To pick the tree that is best for you, you need to consider the conditions of your property including soil density and acidity and how urban the environment is. Poynter Landscaping will assess your land and find the trees best suited for that environment.
When selecting the best shade trees for your Fenton, MO property, ask these questions:
- Where do you want the shade to be? Our landscape designers can help figure out the best place to plant the tree for the best shade coverage.
- What is the expected height and width of the tree when it reaches maturity? Knowing this points you in the direction of the trees most appropriate for your specific property and tells you how far from your house and other structures the tree needs to be planted.
- What is the life expectancy of the species? We plan for shade trees to be a part of the landscape for a long time, so you want them to have a long and healthy life span.
- How quickly will it grow? It's impractical to plant a full-grown, 40-year-old tree. Because you will have to plant the tree when it is younger, choosing a species that grows rapidly will fulfill its function as a shade tree sooner.
- What is the origin of the species? What is its hardiness rating? A tree’s hardiness rating tells you how well it will survive in the climate where you live. Native plants are more likely to survive, are less likely to introduce invasive pests to your area, and save you water and money.
- Does it bear fruit or produce flowers? Most shade trees do not, but some flowering trees like the tulip tree are used for shade. Also, trees that drop seed pods will create a mess in the same area you are trying to shade.
Types of Trees Used for Shade
Deciduous trees are generally preferred over evergreens when used for shade.. Evergreens cast shade all year long, and their shade is thicker than the shade from a deciduous tree. Here in the midwest, you will want some sun in the winter to warm your home and help melt ice and snow. And in the warmer months, the bits of light that show through a maple tree’s fall canopy create a delightful effect.
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Deciduous trees are ones that shed their leaves seasonally. There are so many kinds of deciduous trees. For your Fenton, MO home, pick a Missouri native. Maple trees are popular shade trees in Fenton, and do well in the St. Louis area. Maples come in many varieties and sizes. American sycamore, honey locust, river birch, and green giant arborvitae are some other common shade tree choices for your greater St. Louis home. Our landscape designers will find the best trees for each client.
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Interested in Shade Trees in Fenton, MO?
When done right, adding shade trees to a Fenton home makes all the difference. They make your property worth more and enhance the overall health of the landscape. While anyone can plant a tree with some basic information and a couple of tools, Poynter’s premier landscaping service gives you an extra edge. To take full advantage of the beauty, sophistication, and functionality of a shade tree, you need our passionate and artful approach. Contact us at 636-256-2600, or fill out the form on this page to learn more about our award-winning services or to schedule an appointment.