How to Incorporate Fruit Trees Into Your Denver Landscaping

January 20, 2021

Almost every homeowner knows that adding trees to their Denver landscape design can add serious value to their property. If you’re thinking of adding a few new trees to your yard but want to make sure they’re trees you’ll enjoy for years to come, you’re likely considering fruit trees. Growing fruit trees in Denver is possible, but you need to make sure you set yourself up for success from the beginning. While your landscaping team can help, there are a few things you can do to set your trees up for success. Keep these proven tips in mind.

Choose the Right Trees

Unfortunately, the Denver weather can make growing fruit trees difficult. The relatively short summers, cool autumns, and bitterly cold winters can take a toll on younger trees if you choose the wrong species. If you’re looking to add some fruit-bearing trees to your yard, choose the right varieties. Peach, apricot, cherry, plum, and apple varieties all work quite well in the climate. Think about the varieties of these fruits that you enjoy eating most and choose accordingly. Remember, once your trees mature, they’ll start to produce delicious fruit that you don’t want to let go to waste. 

Pick the Right Placement

Your fruit trees will need a safe place to grow if you want them to thrive and become fruit-bearing powerhouses. This means you need to be picky when choosing where to place your new trees. Typically, fruit trees, especially immature trees, need full sun all day long if they’re going to spread their roots and thrive. Walk around your yard and think about where those trees can go safely. Choose a spot away from the main activity in your yard where shade from other trees is kept to a minimum. If you’re not sure, don’t hesitate to ask your landscaping team. They’ll be able to make a few recommendations on the best placement for your new fruit trees.

Buy Your Trees From a Trusted Source

Though it’s tempting to buy fruit trees from the first big-box retailer you can find, don’t. These trees are rarely kept properly and often die within the first two years of being planted. Instead, head to your local nursery or ask your landscaper for help sourcing trees in your area. When you leave it to the pros, you’ll have the benefit of getting trees that have been properly cared for and are truly ready to plant in your yard. 

Planting Fruit Trees Is Always a Good Investment

Whether you’re planning on selling your house in the near future or want to stay there for years to come, adding fruit trees to your landscaping is always a smart investment. They add value to your property and make even the most well-cared-for landscapes look more elegant almost immediately. Though you can handle the task on your own, you don’t have to. Schedule an estimate with our team and let us help you find the perfect fruit trees for your property right from the start.
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