Using Shade Trees to Enhance Your Family Garden

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If you have the space to do so, planting a tree or two in your garden is a very good idea. Doing so will enhance your home as well as be good for the planet.

There are many different types of trees you could use. But, today, I thought I would look specifically at shade trees. As you can see here there are dozens of varieties for you could potentially plant. All you need to do is to select the right one for one of the projects below.

Create a shady spot in your garden

Unsurprisingly, most people use shade trees to create somewhere cool they can go and sit. To do that all you need to do is to select a variety that will grow in your climate, plant it and wait for it to grow.

Once it is mature enough you can build a nice bench around the trunk. This type of seating is surprisingly easy to create. It will great and this type of bench is surprisingly comfortable. There is something really special about sitting with your back up against a tree on a warm summer’s day. It is a great way to while away a couple of hours reading a book or perhaps resting a chessboard on the bench and playing a game with someone.

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Protect your home from the elements

Shade trees can do far more than just provide somewhere cool for you to sit. They can also be used to keep your home cooler in the summer. Provided you plant them in the right spot they will cast a significant shadow over your home, which will help to keep it cooler. Using this method it is possible to shave a significant amount off of your summer electric bill. You will rarely have to use fans or air-conditioning.

Create a tree house

If you have the space to plant some of the larger varieties of shade tree, in time, you may be able to create a tree house. These are a wonderful addition to any home. They have the potential to be used in lots of different ways.

Gone are the days where tree houses were only for kid. Increasingly, home owners are turning them into retreats for the adults in the family. They are an especially good place to meditate or sleep. There is something really relaxing about being as close to nature as you are when you are in a tree house.

Hopefully, you will like one of the above ideas and be motivated to plant a tree in your garden. But, before you go out and buy one, I suggest that you go online and do a little more research into the varieties that have caught your eye. There are a few things you need to bear in mind to make sure that you end up buying the type of trees that are suitable for your garden and family. It is really easy to find out what you need to know online, especially if you take that advice from local government websites.

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