This summer has been a hot one and we are all looking forward to cooler days and nights. But at this moment, your trees and plants need help recovering from the summer and help getting ready for fall! After consistently high temperatures, our landscapes need a little extra loving. But how can we help our yards recover? We have asked our nursery professionals and here are their top three ways to help our landscapes recover from the summer.
Magnolia trees are a favorite in Texas. They are often used as a centerpiece in many gardens throughout the area. It is easy to see why these elegant trees are so popular with property owners. They have a dramatic canopy, glossy leaves, and creamy, fragrant white flowers. Few trees can match the year-round beauty of these deciduous and evergreen trees. Once the white flowers are in bloom, the landscape is filled with the sweet aroma that these trees are famous for. And, we cannot forget about the shade they can make!
We all appreciate the shade that trees provide for us in the hot, sunny days in Texas. But there are more reasons to why shade trees are important than just shade. Here are our top reasons why you should plant shade trees now!
We love our oak trees, whether climbing them or finding some desperately needed relief in the summer shade. At Glen Flora Farms, we have been custom-growing premium oak trees, such as Monterrey Oak, Bur Oak, Live Oak, and Shumard Oak for over 30 years. Yep, oak trees are a Texas favorite, and we aim to provide the best quality trees on earth.
Palm trees are a landscaping favorite throughout the Houston area. Their graceful, arching habit makes them the perfect choice for those that enjoy a tropical look in our yard. Palm trees thrive in tropical and sub-tropical areas, and not all varieties develop roots that are cold hardy enough to survive a freeze. Luckily, we can enjoy the look of palm trees here in Houston thanks to cold hardy palms.
Climbing vines are an essential part of any beautiful landscape. We like to use them to hide unsightly features on fences, and they can add a touch of romance and beauty to bare walls. Choose the right vines, and they can attract all the right attention!
Peaches are delicious, nutritious, and we can grow them with nothing suspicious. Grow an edible garden and be a Rock-star! Peach trees are stylish and beautiful too. In fact, the sight of peach trees in bloom is magical. The flowers are pale pink, white/cream/gray and red, with a mildly intoxicating sweet aroma with hints of honey and almond – it is no wonder that their scent is a favorite ingredient often replicated in perfumes. Planting peach trees yields the good fortune of being both beautiful landscape trees and ones that can produce healthy fruits ideal for baking, preserves, or eating fresh-picked off the tree.
Get your barbecues ready! Spring is here, and this is also the perfect time to plant the trees, shrubs, and other plants in our yard that can attract butterflies, hummingbirds, and of course, bring vibrant displays of red, yellow, purple, pink, and white to our landscape!
Spring planting will be here before you know it. With springtime right around the corner, this is an excellent time to get your yard ready for the season and the arrival of butterflies and blooms that can add plenty of color and interest to your landscape. Let’s face it, the weather in Texas can change in a blink of an eye, hello, snow?! That said, we can still keep on planting, and right now is a great time to replace the trees that got damaged by Hurricane Harvey. Also, if you desire shade in the summer, you can plant those valuable shade trees now too!