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landscaping for the fun of kids

My name is Amelia - welcome to my blog! I am the mother of four very active boys ranging from 9 years to 3 years. When I am making improvements around my home and my property, I try to focus on how I can make those improvements while keeping things fun for the kids. This past year, I worked with a landscaper to create an outdoor environment that was fun for the kids, but looked nice from the road. I wanted the landscaper to design some elements into the yard that the kids could limb around on and let their imaginations run wild without having to worry about things getting destroyed in the process.

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Planting And Maintaining Your Japanese Maple Tree

As a homeowner, you most likely understand the need for curb appeal. From enhancing your home's look to increasing its overall value, the benefits of curb appeal are easy to see. Considering landscaping is an important element of this appeal, using elegant trees in your overall design is key to maximizing your investment. Fortunately, the Japanese Maple is an elegant option. Using this guide, you can enhance your curb appeal with the luxurious Japanese Maple tree.

Planting your Japanese Maple

The beautiful, lush look of a Japanese Maple tree can easily become the focal point of your landscape design. In addition, this versatile tree can become a part of a large grouping of plants in your garden. No matter how you want to establish the Japanese Maple into your curb appeal, use the following tips to plant your tree correctly:

  • Full Sun – Choose an area of your yard that offers full sun in the morning and partial shade in the afternoon and evening. This will give your tree the best chances of growth.
  • Well-Drained – Utilize a well-drained soil to establish the roots of your Japanese Maple.
  • Wind Protection – The foliage of your new Japanese Maple tree is delicate and easily damaged by harsh storms or wind. Choose a location of your yard that blocks wind gusts.
  • Friendly Companions – The Japanese Maple thrives in areas with other plants. Surround your new tree with azaleas, ferns, or hostas, which also thrive in the same conditions.
  • Planting – Dig a hole around 3 times the size of your tree's root ball. Place the root ball into the ground and surround with soil and compost. Pack it tightly before watering.

Maintaining your Japanese Maple

As with any other part of your landscape, you will need to water and trim the tree periodically. These tasks will help your tree's root ball integrate into the ground, but also help the tree's colorful foliage appear lush and vibrant.

Watering your tree is an obvious part of maintenance, but the Japanese Maple does not require an excessive amount of moisture. During warm and dry times of the year, water your new tree daily. In the cooler temperatures, water once a week. Be sure to soak the base of the tree and surrounding mulch to trap in moisture.

In the fall, use pruning shears to remove twigs and dead branches from the base of the tree. After trimming, surround the tree's base with a few inches of mulch. This will protect the tree from the winter frost, which can be deadly to the Japanese Maple.

Adding color, texture, and beauty to your curb appeal is simple with a few trees. Using this guide on planting and maintaining the Japanese Maple tree, your home's landscape will be attractive and valuable. 

For more landscaping ideas, contact a company like Affordable Cuts.