Introducing trees to your overall landscape design

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Is it best to plant trees before or after shrubs?

Introducing trees to your overall landscape design

During the first year of owning a new home, it is best to purchase the largest trees affordable and leave plantings for landscape beds and foundations later. Try not to “jump” into landscaping by first purchasing shrubs and flowers to fill the empty spaces surrounding the house and deferring the purchase of trees until the following years. After only a few seasons, the shrubs will mature and the trees that were planted much later will remain small giving an off-balanced look.



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