Your Guide to Planting Trees for a Safer Home and Yard

For every gardening enthusiast, redesigning and redecorating their yard is one of the most exciting and fun-filled household tasks. Though the end result is always an exhilarating sight with luscious trees and colorful flora, planting trees can also get overwhelming if your yard is home to sewer pipes, overhead wires, or a sticking roof.

But the good news is that you can overcome these issues with the right research and planning.  Fortunately, Texas is home to a variety of plant species and diverse soil regions and you’ll always find a suitable tree—no matter what your yard looks like.  

Here’s how you can successfully make your property greener and safer.

Select the Root Type Based on Underground Obstacles

In most Texas homes, sewer lines and septic tanks are located underground in the front yard. But that doesn’t mean you can’t plant trees in your yard. Check where these obstacles are located and plant trees whose roots grow in a vertical direction. However, despite choosing a taproot tree, you still need to make sure that you plant it a safe distance from the plumbing.

Eastern red bud tree is ideal for yards with underground sewer systems. You can plant them at a distance of almost 30 feet from the main sewer line, which is still a lot closer than other trees that are required to be planted at a distance of at least 70 to 100 feet.

Overhead Power Cables

If there is a cluster of wires that goes over your yard, it’s best to drop the plan of planting a fast-growing tree that reaches elevated heights. It won’t just interfere with the wiring, causing several electrical and connectivity issues in your home, but the wires will also affect the trees that you planted with so much love.

If you already have a fast-growing tree at a spot with overhead wirings, hire a tree removal service to deal with it immediately. However, if you want to keep it, you can still get it trimmed every year.

Check Whether the Tree Is Hanging Over Your Roof

If there are trees in your yard that whose canopies have reached close to the roof of your home, either get them trimmed or removed. Trees are home to squirrels and other pests that can make their way into your home via the tree’s branches. They can damage your roofing, pipes, attic, and wirings in your home. Furthermore, leaves can accumulate on your roofing causing the gutters to clog, which can lead to water damage to your property in the long run.

If you’ve made your mind to give your yard a new look, get in touch with Trees Inc. of Denton. We offer a range of tree services in Lewisville, TX, including tree removal, tree trimming, and stump grinding.

For more information about our services, call us at 940-242-4131 today! 

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