Shade trees are the perfect solution for Maryland’s humid and hot weather. Trees help purify the air, but they also lower energy bills and beautify and add curb appeal to a property. Don’t get us wrong. With how hot it’s been, you still need air. However, shade trees will help to make your air conditioner work less hard. Not to mention, trees can block out annoying glares. Now, without further adieu, here are three shade trees that we can plant on your property to help cool it down.
Marvelous Maple Trees
Maple trees are gorgeous. Their vibrant red foliage is aesthetically-pleasing and shade both residential and commercial properties efficiently. Their growth ranges from 8-12 feet, which is very tall. With this in mind, a maple tree can also serve as a screen, adding privacy to your property.
Outstanding Oak Trees
The official Maryland state tree is the white oak tree. With this being a native tree, it thrives very well and adapts to Maryland’s ever-changing climates. Oak trees require minimal maintenance and don’t take a long time to grow whatsoever. If you’re a busy person that doesn’t have time to maintain your landscape, you’ll appreciate this option.
Sycamore Trees and Maple Trees Go Hand in Hand
Imagine the red foliage of maple trees and the golden foliage of sycamore trees paired together. Once again, not only do shade trees offer some much-needed shade to a Maryland landscape, but they beautify it. Sycamore trees, unlike maple trees, take some time to grow. They reach full maturity after about two years, which is why they complement maple trees so well. While you’re waiting for your sycamore trees to grow, you can enjoy looking at the great, red giant that is a maple tree.
Tree Planting Tips
Now that you know a few options that you have, you should know how to take care of a tree to benefit your property for decades to come. Here are some tips to keep your shade tree healthy:
- Plant a tree in the right place ensuring that it will get enough sun
- Like plants, trees need water. (New trees need 4-10 gallons each during their first growing season. Mature trees need about one inch of water a week)
- Mulch without covering the base of the trunk.
- Fertilize and prune your tree
Do you not have a green thumb? That’s quite alright! The landscaping experts here at Evergreen Gene’s can take care of all landscape installation and maintenance for you. Reach out to our team today!
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