If you are interested in a one-time expenditure to beautify your lawn, then consider planting ornamental trees. You will get beautiful blooms each year without having to put in a lot of work. Consider the following trees for your yard.
This tree blooms in early spring, almost before anything else. The flowers are small and yellow, perfect to chase away the winter doldrums. Sassafras is very aromatic and will attract a variety of butterflies. The sweet smell is commonly compared to root beer.
Sassafras usually grows to a height of at least 30 feet. It is good to plant this at the edge of your property to use as a windbreak, for privacy, and to add shade to the yard.
After the blooms fall off the tree, berries will start to appear. These small berries are dark blue on a red stem. In the fall the leaves of the sassafras tree change to yellow, orange and red.
If you want a tree that will flower in early summer, then plan a sweetbay magnolia. Magnolia trees are very common in the Southern states, but this hardy plant is able to withstand colder temperatures too.
During the winter months, the tree will be covered in little buds. Eventually, the buds will open and the green leaves will appear. After the spring frosts have ended, the white, goblet-shaped blooms appear. These blossoms will stay on the tree for a couple of weeks.
After the flowers have bloomed, the tree will have red or orange fruits in clusters throughout it. The leaves of the sweetbay magnolia generally do not change color very much in the fall.
The chaste tree will bloom at different times depending on your location. In the Southern states the blooms arrive around June, but if you live in the Northwest you won't see flowers until August.
The blooms for a chaste tree appear as a 6-inch wand above the other leaves and foliage. The shape of the flowers may remind you of a lilac bush, especially since different varieties include flowers that are purple, blue, pink or white.
If you generally have hot summers, you should plant crape myrtle trees. Even if you only plant one tree, it may look like you have more because it is normal for multiple trunks to grow from a single plant. Some varieties of the crape myrtle will have summer blooms for a full three months. Others will bloom once in early summer and again later in the summer.
The blooms on a crape myrtle can be white, pink, red or purple. Do not plant this tree in an area where it will be shaded during the day or it may not bloom as well as you want it to. In the fall, the leaves of the crape myrtle turn a lovely orange or red color.
For more tips on beautifying your yard, contact a company like Heritage Lawn & Landscape LLC.