Choosing The Best Patio Trees

Choosing The Best Patio Trees

Several types of trees will work well for patios. Whether evergreen or deciduous, the right tree can provide shade, a screen for an unwanted view and add beauty to the patio. When considering a patio tree, home owners should be very careful with the decision. This tree will have more permanence than most home decor. There are a few matters that should be weighed, some practical and others a matter of personal taste. Perhaps the most important thing to consider in choosing a patio tree is the root structure. Surface roots can literally rip apart pavement and patios as they grow. Loosely rooted trees, like many evergreens, are more likely to tip over in the case of flooding. This tipping can tear out portions of the patio. To best protect the patio area, choose roots that bury deep and strong.

Small trees with limited growth are generally the best choice. Many home owners choose dwarf trees that grow a maximum of 10 feet (3 meters) or so. For larger patio areas, 25 foot (7.6 meter) trees are acceptable. The key is to find a patio tree that will grow large enough to provide adequate shade for the area without towering above it and overtaking the area.

Modern Patio With Trees And Gravels

Modern Patio With Trees And Gravels

It wouldn't be ideal to have to clean up a lot of rotting fruit off your patio every year. For this reason, consider the clean up possibilities. Look for trees that will only shed leaves.

Backyard Patio With Trees And Furniture

Backyard Patio With Trees And Furniture

A patio tree is a tree that provides artistic interest and utilitarian shade over a patio area.

Outdoor Patio With Trees And Brick Floors

Outdoor Patio With Trees And Brick Floors

Trees that flower with neutral colors like white can adapt to any garden. Those with bright and hot colors showcase the patio area.

Small Patio With Dwarf Trees

Small Patio With Dwarf Trees

Patio trees are smaller than most trees. They should grow tall enough to shade several people that are sitting down.

Small Round Patio With Trees

Small Round Patio With Trees

Deciduous trees are preferred because they have a better canopy. This is important because most people want some shade from the patio tree.

Outdoor Patio With Low Deck And Tree

Outdoor Patio With Low Deck And Tree

The type of patio tree chosen also greatly depends on the region where the home is located.

Backyard Garden With Patio And Trees

Backyard Garden With Patio And Trees

From an artistic standpoint, the color and shape of leaves or flowers of a patio tree is important.

Backyard Patio With Outdoor Wooden Furniture And Trees

Backyard Patio With Outdoor Wooden Furniture And Trees

Patio trees are rooted in the ground, not in a pot or bucket.

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