The leaves have fallen so we’re able to see around our property clearly. Depending on your situation this could be good or bad. How does it look from your lawn? What do you see around you? Any eyesores?
If your response was yes, then perhaps you may want to consider planting some evergreen trees.
Landscaping in Birmingham – The Many Uses of Evergreens
Great for Privacy
Evergreen trees keep their foliage all winter (which by the way makes them perfect for decorating for Christmas), so they’re perfect for planting around your foundation to hide it all year. They can create inviting and intimate spaces in your landscape.
Evergreens provide the perfect privacy screen for a home in a crowded or exposed space. If your home sits on a busy street, you can deter prying eyes by situating evergreens in front of your windows.
These trees can also provide a sound barrier, shielding you against noises from external sources and reducing the audibility of sounds from inside your house.
Evergreens most suited for privacy shields are arborvitae, cypress, juniper and yew.
Reduce Your Energy Bills
In the summer, a few carefully placed evergreens can shade your home from the sun’s heat, which can cut your air conditioning costs.
You’ll also see lower winter heating bills if you plant evergreens on the north side of your house to create energy-saving windbreaks.
Compared to flowers that require constant upkeep and can result in finicky blooming patterns, evergreens require relatively low effort to maintain their visual appeal all year. Color and textural differences between varieties lend to easy mixing and matching.
If you’re interested in having some evergreen trees as a part of your landscape, reach out to The Nelson Team (205) 702-4426 or click here to email us. We handle both design and installation so we’ll be able to hear what you have in mind and then make it happen for you exactly the way you want it.