Let The Plants Shade And Protect
Here in Missouri living shade is the most popular and abundant shade used to
keep the direct sun off of homes and create a shady place to relax in the yard.
Trees like Maples, Poplars and Oaks make outstanding sources for this kind of shade
Vines placed in the right places do an excellent job also. They can be
trained to cover just about any kind of yard structure. Does your Gazebo
need some partial shade? Try planting some Dutchman's Pipe.
It grows fast and does not require a lot of water.
Are you looking for a living privacy wall that can also provide a little
shade? Bamboo makes an excellent fence as would a row of Hemlock trees.
many structures that can be built for the purpose of covering with
live growth. Arbors, trellises and pergolas are just of few of these shade
structures. Living shade can turn an otherwise useless yard ornament into
an outdoor vocal point.
Let's discover how to make use of plants to shade and protect our homes and
Not everyone is fortunate
enough to have existing plants to shade their
homes. How fast the plant will develop becomes an important consideration
when planning your landscaping. The size of the plants you purchase is an
important consideration also. Trees purchased in the eight to ten foot
size are your best bet for shade in the near future. Red Oak is the
fastest grower in the Oak family. It makes an excellent choice for a new
home owner wanting fast shade.
This is a do it yourself
gazebo just waiting for the perfect vine.
Starting some Blue Chinese Wisteria in each of the four corners will
have this structure covered in no time. Gazebos, arbors,
pergolas and trellises are all perfect locations for a fast growing
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