There’s nothing quite like the look of a neighbourhood lined with beautiful, mature trees. This look, though, would have taken years to achieve, and the homeowners would have planted them a long time ago. If you’re thinking about planting trees in the front yard of your Burlington home, you will want to make sure they are planted in the right place so that they won’t cause problems as they grow. Before you plant, consider the following information.

Away from the foundation

When choosing the location of the tree or trees you are going to plant, you will want to make sure you stay away from the foundation of your home. It may seem like the tree is far enough away from the house, but as it grows, the roots will grow out and spread.

If the tree is too close to the house, the roots will start to push against the foundation, which could cause cracks. Cracks in the foundation will lead to leaks over time and major home repair costs for you down the line.

Think about the sun

Do you know which way your yard faces? Do you get sun in the morning or afternoon? You may want to consider if the tree will block the sun in the winter or provide enough shade in the summer to help keep the house cool. If you are into gardening, you’ll want to consider if the new tree will block the sun and stop the garden from growing appropriately.

Utilities & Tree Planting

Depending on the area of Burlington your home is in, you may have utilities under the ground coming into your home. Before you dig to plant, you will want to know what’s under the ground and where it is located.

If you are not sure, always call your local utilities providers to make sure that you won’t be hitting any lines when you dig.

Permits and restrictions on tree planting

Depending on the type of tree you are planting in the front yard of your Burlington home, you may need a permit to do so. You will want to contact the city to determine if there are any restrictions on the type of tree you want to plant.

The city may not want certain types of trees due to their size, growth patterns or undesirable fruit they may produce.

Having a tree in the front yard of your home can add a lot of character to your home and provide shade from the hot summer sun, but you will want to make sure you are doing it properly, and it will be a tree you can enjoy for years to come.

Contact Evergreen Landscapes today

There is a lot to consider when planting trees in your front yard, but a professional landscaping company such as Evergreen Landscapes can do this for you. If you would like to learn more about how our landscape company can help you, give us a call today.