Let Sharp Tree Service help you select the best sustainable trees and shrubs for your yard

Last month we told you planting sustainable trees and shrubs is the future of landscaping. To recap, sustainable trees are those that require minimum care, watering, feeding, pest control and pruning.  According to industry experts, as long as you have the proper size planting hole, firm soil and sufficient drainage you will be successful at planting your sustainable trees.  If you live in the Metro Atlanta Area (Cummings, Roswell, and Sandy Springs, Sharp Tree Service will do the work for you.  We have fully licensed and insured professional arborists on our team that can help you select the best sustainable trees and shrubs that will work best in your yard.

This month we want to show you some more of the expert’s choices. There are so many species of trees and shrubs from which to choose. However, the most sustainable trees and shrubs will not survive if they cannot be sustained at the planting site.  The key is selecting the right sustainable trees and shrubs for your yard. The experts say that trees and shrubs vary in their ability to tolerate certain conditions.  For instance, some may not be able to sustain extreme heat or cold, wet or dry soils and sun or shade.  Also, trees and shrubs must not outgrow their allotted space. The best option is to choose sustainable trees and shrubs that offer beauty throughout the seasons as well as survive the conditions of the planting site.  When you’re ready to pick out your trees and shrubs and the perfect planting site call Sharp Tree Service.  They provide professional landscaping services and can help you choose the best sustainable trees and shrubs for your planting site.

Below is a list of our favorite sustainable trees and shrubs:

We like the Abelia x grandiflora.  This colorful shrub has bronze-red to bronze purple leaves in the fall/early winter.  It evolves to white with a pink flowers that bloom in May.  It requires acid, well-drained moist soil and full sun/part shade.

Abelia X Grandiflora

Abelia X Grandiflora

Next we picked the Acer griseum or the Paperbark Maple. This tree has an outstanding cinnamon-colored exfoliating bark and red-scarlet fall foliage.  It’s relatively maintenance free, requires full sun/partial shade and moist well-drained soils.

Acer griseum or Paperbark Maple

Acer griseum or Paperbark Maple

Finally we chose the Amelanchier arborea or the Serviceberry.We like that it is generally multi-stemmed with white flowers in early spring followed by purple-black berries in summer.  It provides great fall foliage and prefers moist and acidic soil.

Amelanchier arborea or Serviceberry

Amelanchier arborea or Serviceberry

These sustainable trees and shrubs require little to no maintenance. They will make your yard the colorful landscape you desire for all seasons.  If you want the full list go to http://www.uri.edu/cels/ceoc/documents/sustman.pdf. Call Sharp Tree Service for a FREE QUOTE today.