Trees provide shade. Shade brings down the temperature of your yard. A landscape with more shade greatly reduces the amount of water you will need because plants within the shade of the tree don’t need as much water as those in the sun. Shady and sheltered areas dry out more slowly.
A perfectly manicured, green, grassy lawn has been established as an ideal but the truth is, grass & turf are an expensive, time-consuming, high-maintenance ground cover. And they require a lot of water!
Once established, most trees will require much less water than a grassy lawn. Instead of running a sprinkler every day, trees will only require watering once a week or even every few weeks.
Conifers are great waterwise trees. Not only do they provide beautiful, year-round foliage, but they don’t require frequent watering once they are established.
No two trees or shrubs are created equal. We live in a desert, and many of our trees are shipped in and are used to different climates and weather conditions. Will you and your yard be able to care for the tree in the way it will need?
One of the biggest mistakes when it comes to tree planting is that the right tree is planted in the wrong place because it was:
When it comes to planting trees, planting depth is paramount. If it's too deep all the proper watering in the world won’t help the tree establish itself.
For waterwise landscapes, you must select the right tree for your yard and know the best place to plant it.
Every yard is unique so there isn’t a one size fits all option. The experts here at Glover Nursery are always happy to help you on your waterwise landscape journey.
Here at Glover Nursery, we are definitely Team Tree. We even made a list of our 12 favorite trees for Utah.
We all know trees are an important part of our ecosystem. They provide so many benefits to the earth and its inhabitants, helping to keep our water clean, shelter and shade, and they’re a great food source. Tree’s are even known to help reduce stress and boost our immune systems - how cool is that? Tree-filled neighborhoods are reported as being safer and even more sociable.
One of the most beneficial services trees provide to life on earth is cleaning our air and providing us with oxygen. We wouldn’t be here without them!
There are a few different ways that native trees clean up the air we breathe. First, they remove pollutants from the air. Leaves will hold particles like dust, ash, pollen, or smoke on their surfaces. They will also absorb air pollution that is gaseous.
Trees have a natural cycle of carbon absorption which removes carbon dioxide from the air and in return, gives us oxygen. Carbon dioxide in the air creates a greenhouse gas effect which is harmful to the atmosphere and increases ground temperatures. To be even more basic about it, trees inhale pollution and exhale clean oxygen. We love them for it.
Planting trees in urban settings has become increasingly important over the years to maintain healthy air quality for city residents, reduce temperatures, and protect the environment.
Growing trees really are amazing. As you know, any advances trees or fruiting trees can also provide shade. When buildings and AC units are shaded, not only will the cost of running them be reduced but you’ll use up less energy which leads to less pollution.
Once the ground isn’t frozen, we’ll be able to start planting trees in Utah again and we couldn’t be more excited planting tree species. When you’re ready to get started, reach out about our tree selection as well as delivery and installation.
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