There are a few tools every landscaper uses to create beautiful softscapes: trees, flowers, and shrubs. Tree planting provides shade and privacy and strengthen the soil. Flower gardens sprinkle in touches of color and visual interest. Shrubs add another layer of greenery and ground cover and tie the garden together. How you mix these elements determines the look and feel of your garden.
If you are looking to add trees to your landscape, the first step is considering what you are trying to achieve. Trees can add a lot to any site, from extra shade to enhanced soil. The primary purpose of the trees determines the type of trees to plant, the number of trees you will need, and where to place them.