There are many benefits to planting trees that go beyond visions of your children playing within their shade on a warm summer afternoon. Visually, they can be centrepieces of a landscaped yard. They can tower above front yards and backyards, creating a welcoming shady spot for you and your family to enjoy. They can create privacy in the suburbs, acting as a natural fence. They can help block wind, and when paired with shrubbery and hedgerows, trees also abate noise pollution from busy streets. Their shade also helps keep homes cool in the hot summer months, reducing the demands on your air-conditioner. And, what homeowners often love, they also help increase property value.

But trees also require methodical planning before you put a shovel in the ground. The most important aspect of planting trees is envisioning how the tree will look years down the road. A common mistake many homeowners make is not considering how the tree’s branches and roots will grow. As trees mature, their roots can spread toward the foundation of your home and branches can crowd and reach toward over-hanging objects, such as power lines. And from an esthetic standpoint, you need to consider how their size, shape and colour will play into the overall design and look of your home once they’re fully grown. Trees also require adequate space requirements that other plants may not need in order for it to become firmly established and flourish. This makes it critical to think long-term when planting a tree.

That’s where we come in. At Picasso Construction, our landscape artists have been designing properties with intelligently placed trees that maximize the positives they have on properties in Vaughan, Markham, Richmond Hill and the GTA for over 15 years. Call us today for a free consultation and find out how we can shape the landscape of your dreams.