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Innsbrook, MO Shade Trees
Innsbrook, MO Shade Trees. Shade trees are a significant part of any landscape. Adding shade trees to your property is no small undertaking if you want to do so successfully. 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 Innsbrook, MO shade trees, your landscape needs and deserves the technical expertise and eye for design that Poynter Landscape is known for.
A good landscape firm will listen to and understand their customer's needs and desires. Whether you know a lot about trees or nothing at all, Poynter Landscape is here to add shade trees to your Innsbrook, MO landscape. Our talented designers will ensure the addition of shade trees to your Innsbrook 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 Innsbrook, MO
As with other trees, the purpose of a shade tree is not only aesthetic, but also functional. In the blazing summer months, shade trees help keep your Innsbrook, 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 most shade trees don't flower, they have beautiful fall foliage. In addition to enhancing the appearance and enjoyment of your Innsbrook yard year-round, shade trees benefit the land itself by boosting the health of your soil and the quality of the air around you.
Choosing a Shade Tree
Missouri has a great selection of native shade trees. 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.
Here are some questions to consider when selecting your perfect shade trees:
- 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 where to plant the tree in relation to buildings and structures.
- 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? You can’t 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, avoid the risk of invasive pest species, and save you water and money.
- Does it bear fruit or produce flowers? Typical shade trees do not, but some flowering trees like the tulip tree are used for shade. Also, keep in mind that some trees drop pods or cones, which will collect under the tree and throughout your yard.
Types of Trees Used for Shade
Deciduous trees are generally preferred over evergreens when used for shade.. Unlike deciduous trees, evergreens produce year-round, solid shade. 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 dappled light that shines through the gaps in the canopy of a nice maple tree is just the right touch.
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Deciduous trees are ones that shed their leaves seasonally. There are so many kinds of deciduous trees. For your Innsbrook, MO home, pick a Missouri native. Maple trees are popular shade trees in Innsbrook, 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. Poynter's landscape designers will find the best trees for each client.
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Interested in Shade Trees in Innsbrook, MO?
When done right, adding shade trees to a Innsbrook home makes a significant impact. 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, our premier landscaping service gives you an extra edge. To take full advantage of the beauty, sophistication, and functionality of a shade tree, you need Poynter's 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.