Landscape Spacing for your Cleveland Heights Trees and Shrubs

Cleveland Heights Tree Company

What does a Cleveland Heights tree company think of landscape spacing for trees and shrubs? If you’re thinking about doing some home improvement gardening and adding some new foliage to your landscaping, let us help. Planting new trees or shrubs in your flower beds or yard is a good way to add variety and change the composition of your Cleveland Heights property.

The best tip our tree experts can give you when looking to plant new trees and shrubs successfully is to plan ahead. Once a tree is fully grown it is exponentially harder to fix problems that could have been avoided right from the start.

Other things to consider:

  • Looking to plant a tree or shrub near the foundation of your home in a flowerbed? Be sure to choose a tree with non-invasive roots, otherwise the roots can grow and interfere with the foundation of your home. Your trees need the proper space for the roots and canopy to grow so that it won’t fall over, potentially onto your house.
  • Get the professionals to mark off locations where there are underground utilities like power lines or underground pipes.
  • Trees that are expected to be taller need a proper amount of room to widen and spread out. Plan accordingly so that you don’t end up with branches hanging over your house.

During your planning also choose a species that will fit the parameters you are working with. The expected size of the tree, once it has matured, will help you figure out how far to space your plants. So say you find a tree that is expected to grow 15 feet tall, you would then plant the tree at least 15 feet away from other pieces of your landscaping layout.

If you are focused more on adding shrubs to your yard, you won’t need as much room as a tree. If your shrub will grow to be 6 feet wide, you can plan to leave half the amount of space (3 feet) between your shrub and the next landscaping element.
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Want more landscaping and planning input from an expert? Our team of experts at VanCuren Tree Services can provide advice based upon years of experience. We also specialize in Cleveland Heights tree trimming, tree removal, and more! Whatever it may be, we are ready to help with your next project.

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