Lush green yards are a passion of ours, but green grass on its own leaves something to be desired. One great way to add a new focal point to your landscaping efforts is by adding a tree to your yard. Below are 4 reasons to add one or more trees to your landscaping efforts.
The trees roots hold soil in place and slow runoff. Runoff from our land can be damaging, as it carries pesticides and fertilizers into our local water supply. This is especially important for places that receive a lot of rain, like Davie, Florida.
Avoid Heat Islands
Because trees create shade and cooler temperatures through the water vapor stored in a tree’s leaves, you are able to avoid the dreaded heat island created by large amounts of stone, concrete, and dark roofs.
Trees remove carbon dioxide from the air and converts it to our much needed oxygen. Beyond creating the air that we breathe, trees also absorb odors creating a better smelling environment. Trees actually remove many pollutants, taking them from the air and absorbing them into its leaves and bark.
Well maintained landscapes, including those with trees, increase property values. It is also said that tree-lined streets slow down drivers, making a safer environment for kids and an ideal area for businesses.