Exterior Worlds, landscape design tree placement within your Houston
landscape is part science, part art. While the initial goal may be, say, to
provide some much-needed shade, we have an opportunity with a landscape design
tree project to unify the look of your property and give it long-lasting
For the best
landscape design tree schemes, a residential landscape designer such as Exterior Worlds is a good partner to
have. Our expertise is invaluable when you consider the long-term impact of
trees. We can help you assess the trees’ influence on your garden design and
determine what trees you need for balance, environmental reasons and overall
For instance in an
landscaping plan, a row of trees along a street might offer a sense of
enclosure or noise barrier. However, you also might want some well-placed views
from the street to welcome visitors to enjoy the garden space, even when
casually driving by. We can help you achieve both objectives.
Trees are also
important in estates
landscaping. They help draw lines in the expansive space, creating necessary
walls and boundaries. They can complement your home’s architecture, such as how
narrow trees accentuate its height or a blank wall seems to invite the placement
of a tree. For contemporary homes, spreading and weeping trees reinforce
horizontal lines. Traditional homes can handle the upright, columnar effect of
species such as found in oak, juniper, or cypress groups.
In general, tall trees placed at the corners of the house help soften the
edges and connect it to the landscape. They can make a small house appear larger
by creating the illusion of association. Medium-size flowering trees (dogwood
and crape myrtle are good examples) have a voluminous affect suitable for a
Trees can be an
important attribute in a landscape
design for low maintenance. Colorful foliage is a low maintenance solution
for year-round color. For instance, the fruit-bearing American holly is a good
choice for southern gardens. Beware of planting too much of the same species,
though, because what will the landscape offer when these trees stop flowering?
Instead, we encourage our clients to select trees and plants with a staggered
bloom cycle throughout the year.
Research pays off,
especially when you are talking about objects in the landscape that are not
easily moved, such a trees, bush
planting. You don't want to put a lot of effort into them only to arrive at
a displeasing outcome in a few years when the plants have grown to maturity.
Another aspect of
your landscape design tree project is Houston tree lighting. Lit trees give a
property more dimension and depth. Lighting, with the resulting interplay of
light and shadow and movement, also makes trees look nearly magical at dusk and
dark. We are experts at devising the most appropriate plans while still
maintaining the health of your trees.
High end landscapes
in the Houston area make elegant use of trees by employing the design principles
of scale, line and balance in exemplary ways. These well-placed trees connect
the open space with the man-made structures, yoking them together into a unified