Palm trees can look great in a back yard or front yard, adding a tropical element to your home's landscaping and making it feel alive and vibrant. And it's a well known fact that a house with great landscaping sells for more. If you're considering adding palms to your home's design, here are a few things to ensure that you get the most out of your project.
The Ideal Time for Planting
Palms are tropical plants and they need a lot of sun to grow healthy. Plant new palms during the summer and spring seasons, when they're sure to get enough warmth and light. Now, of course, if you live in a Mediterranean or tropical climate already, you can start whenever you want.
Research the Palm Trees
Look into the specifics of the palm trees you're thinking of buying before you buy them. Pay close attention to how tall they grow and how wide. You don't want to end up with palms that will be too big for your yard or that have root systems that will intrude on your house's foundation or other elements of the yard, like your yard or back porch.
Don't Plant Too Close to the House
Once you find palm trees for sale, never plant a palm tree close to the house. Palm trees may look harmless when young, but they grown into massive creatures that, if placed too close to your home, will end up taking over your roof and potentially damaging the walls or windows. It's better to be safe than sorry, so plant your palms a good distance away from your house.
Don't Go Overboard
You don't want to make palm trees the dominant element in your landscaping. They should accentuate the design of your yard and they will definitely be a strong element in it, but you never want to have more than three palms at a time. More than that usually ends up cluttering the space. Remember that it's the surrounding plants and other elements of the yard that are going to make the palms look good. Place the palm trees around the yard in a way that is visually pleasing and that feels natural, rather than placing them in evenly spaced clusters or rows.