Tall, thick trees are a great way to keep the heat away from your house. They can also help lock down the soil and provide an extra privacy barrier around the edge of your property. But when the trees start to grow out of control, it can start to feel like they’re more trouble than they’re worth. Here are three ways to cut down on the frustration and keep your roof safe from scrapes.
1. Trim them regularly.
When branches have overgrown, it can be hard to cut them down. It can also be dangerous, especially if you prefer DIY landscaping. So trim the biggest offenders down once a month or so to control the growth and keep the tree away from structures. If you’re worried about the pile of brush this leaves you with, take it down to the Custer Transfer Station by SH121; they accept branches and brush by the truckload for free for residents.
2. Switch them out for slow-growing privacy trees.
Sometimes the trees that came with your property when you bought it weren’t meant for privacy. Instead, they were just planted as nice-looking saplings when the neighborhood was new. If that’s the case, consider switching them out for trees that better fit your preferences and your yard. Slow-growing privacy trees can grant you the protective barrier you want for your home without making you worry about constant maintenance or roots that can damage your home or fence.
3. Opt for hedges instead of trees on the narrow sides of your yard.
If the strip of the yard adjacent to your neighbor’s house has overgrown trees, it can be a topic that causes a lot of stress and argument. Switch them out for hedges and ferns, instead. They can still protect your side windows when you feel like your neighbor’s house is too close, but you don’t have to worry about complaints.
Go to Chambersville Tree Farm near McKinney to find all of the trees, shrubs, and plants you need to make your yard just right.