Best Tree and Shrubs for Your North Carolina Home

Trees and shrubbery are the decorations of our landscape, accentuating our outdoor property, giving it personality, color, shade, privacy, and warmth. Statues from our past and ornaments representing our future; trees have many benefits ranging from providing the much-needed oxygen we all need to survive to the shade required from the hot sun. When it comes to thinking about ways to improve your North Carolina landscape this spring, one of the easiest, most cost-efficient ways is planting trees. Trees will help add color, create focal points, accentuate different areas of your landscape, create shade, increase the number of wildlife visitors in your backyard, and increase your curb appeal.

There are so many advantages to trees and shrubs. It is hard just to narrow down a few. However, we have listed a few of them to get you started on planning your landscape upgrade. However, we have listed a few of them to get you started on planning your landscape upgrade.

Advantages To Trees and Shrubs

  • The most obvious is oxygen. One large tree can provide a day’s supply of oxygen for up to four people.
  • Trees help to keep our air clean by removing toxins and other pollution in the air.
  • Trees act as sound barriers by blocking out noise from local traffic, lawnmowers, and dogs barking.
  • Trees lower surface temperatures by providing shade.
  • Trees help us save energy by reducing air conditioning costs. Computer models devised by the U.S. Department of Energy predict that the proper placement of only three trees can save an average household between $100 and $250 in energy costs on an annual basis. Trees benefit wildlife. They provide a wide range of shelter and food for a variety of birds and insects.
  • Trees are good for your health. Studies reveal that offices surrounded by trees report less stress in the office and more satisfaction. Trees increase our home’s curb appeal. A study from the University of Michigan states that for every $1 you invest in landscaping your yard, you’ll see a 109% return in home value!

How Do I Know Which Trees To Plant?

We’ve already established how important trees are, but which makes the most sense for your property? It depends on what you are looking to get out of your landscape.

Trees for Shade

If you’re looking for a place to relax during the summer or take a break from the hot sun, these following trees offer the best shade:

  • White Oak
  • Shagbark Victory
  • Sourwood
  • Elm Tree
  • Flowering Dogwood
  • Lipan Crape Myrtledogwood tree with blossoms
  • Red Maple
  • River Birch
  • Nuttall Oak

Trees That Create Privacy

Trees also provide a nice getaway from it all, including the nosy neighbors. These particular trees will give you a bit of privacy, and you don’t have to leave town to get it.

  • Green Giant Arborvitae
  • Chindo Viburnum
  • Nellie Stevens Holly
  • Japanese Plum Yew

Colorful, Flowering Trees

Looking for that flowering tree that will add a temporary pop of color to your landscape in the spring? A flowering tree is breathtakingly beautiful and offers shade and food, and habitats for many birds.

A few of the most dazzling we have here in North Carolina include:

  • Flowering Dogwood
  • Redbud
  • Lipan Crape Myrtle
  • Cherry Tree
  • Snowdrift Crabapple
  • Japanese Magnolia

At Impeccable Lawns, our staff knows how to combine nature and landscaping. Familiar with our local climate here in North Carolina, we know which trees will grow best and a prime place to plant them. Whether it’s shade, privacy, or beauty you are looking for, we can combine all three to create a picturesque landscape for your home or office. This spring, why not make your own backyard refuge, where you and your family can enjoy peace, relaxation, and relief from the day’s stress in your own backyard. Call 910-575-5296 or contact Impeccable Lawns and ask about our landscaping design services. For more ideas like this one, check out our other blog articles and follow us on Facebook.

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