|Like Mildly Acidic Soil
|Full Sun/Partial Shade
|Like Lots of Sun
|Like Lots of Sun
|Good in an area with a thin layer of topsoil or rocky soil
|Good in Barren, Windswept areas & needles act as mulch
|Tolerates many soil types and climates & great windscreen
|Shallower root systems
|Irregular growth pattern & needles raise the pH of the soil
Selecting a Landscaping Company to Install Evergreens
Any type of evergreen is an excellent choice for your Northern Michigan landscape. They provide a unique texture and color all year long and can be a focal point in a garden. Looking for other ways to spice up your landscaping in the winter, check out this blog on making winter arrangements!
If you are not ready to install a full-size evergreen on your property, some people purchase a smaller potted evergreen and use it as their Christmas tree. In the Spring, when the ground has thawed, they plant their tree in their landscape each year.
These beautiful trees provide shade and make great homes for birds as well. Some evergreen trees, like arborvitae, make excellent green privacy fences when installed in a row. Check out this case study where we installed arborvitae to provide some much need privacy for our clients.
If winter interest in your landscape is important to you, be sure to mention that to your landscape designer. They can provide a ton of really neat options for you to select from that don’t look anything like a Christmas tree. Carefully selecting your plantings can really bring your outdoor space to the next level. Other great evergreen choices can include: Hemlock, Cypress, Arborvitae, Juniper, Yew, and Cedars.
Ready to get started on your landscaping project in Grand Traverse or Leelanau County, MI? If so, meet with our team of experts, choose a solution to improve your property, and get ready to sit back, relax, and enjoy your beautiful outdoor space.