When the sun beats down having an area of shade to sit in can give you some relief from the heat. In the shade, the temperatures may be as much as 25 degrees lower than they are in the full sun. Naturally, you want to have shady areas in your landscape design so you have this heat relief, and so you can plant shrubs and greenery that do not like full sun.
When you are designing your landscape plans you should consider planting trees so you can get the most natural shade possible. Not every tree creates a beautiful shade so you need to consider the best shade trees before you start to plant.
One of the problems with planting shade trees is the amount of time it takes for the tree to grow big enough to start producing plenty of shade. You want to plant trees that will bush out and provide you with a large shaded area, and you want to plant trees that grow quickly so you can enjoy that shade sooner.
Among the fast-growing shade trees you will find:
There are a lot of plants that grow on vines and produce tremendous shade in the right conditions. You can build an arbor or a trellis to support the vines. The running vines climb the arbor or trellis and create a cool and comforting shade below.
Vines are an excellent way to get shade quickly while you are waiting for your trees to mature. Some of the popular shading vines are:
To produce natural shade using vines and trees you have to select the plants that grow best in your area. You also have to consider how far apart the plants need to be, and how much care you will need to give the plants.
Natural shade also reduces the cost of cooling your home if you make sure that the shade blocks the sun from streaming through your doors and windows. When you are planting trees close to your home make certain that you choose tree species that have deep root systems and a low tendency of blowing over in a storm. Creating natural shade can be of the utmost importance. Contact us at Nature's Mulch to find out more.