Flowers make any garden look wonderful. They add a splash of colour and interest. The only problem is that generally speaking, flowers are high maintenance. Some have to be dug up and replanted every year. Others need pruning and protecting from the frost. Not to mention the fact that all flowering plants need feeding to be able to thrive.
Fortunately, there is a much easier way to fill your garden with a burst of colour and that is to plant one or two flowering trees. There are numerous varieties available so finding one that you like is not difficult. You can find out more about all of the different types of flowering trees you can buy, by clicking the link. But, before you click the buy button, there are a few things you need to bear in mind to make sure that you are buying the right one for you.
Select your spot
The first task is to work out where you are going to plant your flowering tree or trees. As you will see, this will have a big bearing on which variety you end up buying.
You can use flowering trees in numerous ways. They make beautiful focal points, can be used to line a driveway or be used as a backdrop to accentuate one of your garden features.
Work out how much space you have
Once you know where you are going to plant your tree(s) you can see how much space you have available. This will ensure that you do not choose a tree that will overwhelm that area once it reaches maturity.
Find out what your soil type is
All plants grow better when the soil conditions are right. But, with flowering trees, this is an even more important consideration. If the soil is too acidic, alkaline, dry or boggy for that particular variety you are likely to find that it will not flower. Basically, when the conditions are not ideal the tree has no choice but to direct all of its energy into maintaining its roots, trunk and branches. This means that there is no energy left over to produce flowers.
Decide if you want to buy a fruit tree or not
A lot of flowering trees are fruit-bearing. Most people consider this to be a good thing. They like the fact that they can enjoy eating the apples, pears, peaches or cherries that their tree produces.
But, this type of tree is not for everyone. If you are not going to use it, the fruit can become a bit of a nuisance. Every year, you will either have to harvest it or pick it up off of the ground. So, this is something you need to consider before buying a flowering tree.
This point touches on my last one, which is the need to understand how much work you will have to do to keep your tree in good condition. If you do not enjoy pruning it is best to buy one that can be more or less left to its own devices.
Provided you follow these simple tips, you will end up selecting the right flowering tree for your garden. You will have planted a tree that you and your family will be able to enjoy for many decades to come.