Palm trees are a very desirable plant for a tropical inspired landscape project. Though, you might not be familiar with what is really required for planting palm trees. Here is what you should know if you are thinking about incorporating palm trees into your landscape:
Best Season for Planting
Since palm tree are tropical plants, they survive best in a very warm climates with well draining soil and the best time to start planting palm trees is during the spring or summer when the soil temperature is at its highest, unless of course, you live in a tropical climate, in which case, anytime is good for planting.
Plan Your Project Ahead of Time
Planning ahead is very important when it comes to creating a tropical landscape design that incorporates palm trees. You can start by thinking about a general design concept you like maybe even find pictures of tropical landscapes you like, but make sure to take the time to research the different palm tree species conditions before you purchase and especially before you plant. If you do not take the time to do your research, you may find down the line that the palm trees you have planted have rooted and caused structural and/or surface damage to your foundation, walking paths, retaining walls, pool, etc.
When researching, keep in mind these three factors of the palm tree nursery:
- Growth: how wide, how high, and how long it will take for complete growth
- Sun exposure: will it require full sun, partial sun, or shade
- Watering and drainage: how much and how often
Draw Your Plans and Get Started
Once you have done your research and found the palm trees that are ideal for you tropical landscaping project make sure you draw up detailed plan in order to best execute your design. Plans are important for any landscaping project, and even more so when working with palm trees because of the many heights, widths, and styles there are available to choose from. If you start haphazardly planting palm trees with no plan, you will end up with a pattern that has no cohesion or unity. Once you have a plan of action, you can let the hard work start by executing your plan.