As a homeowner in Hernando County, you may be thinking about planting trees in your landscape. Trees are a great addition to any yard, providing shade, beauty, and many environmental benefits. However, it’s important to choose the right trees to plant. Planting only recommended trees in your landscape can save you time, money, and hassle in the long run.
Why is it important to plant only recommended trees?
Starting with planting the right tree in the right place ensures that your trees will thrive in your landscape. Recommended trees are selected based on their ability to grow well in Central Florida’s climate and soil conditions. They are also less susceptible to pests and diseases that can cause them to fail or die prematurely.
By planting recommended trees, you’ll save yourself the frustration and expense of having to replace trees that don’t survive. You’ll also save time and effort spent on maintenance, such as watering, fertilizing, and pruning.
In addition to benefiting you as a homeowner, adding trees to your landscape also has positive impacts on the environment. Trees help to improve air and water quality, reduce erosion, and provide habitat for wildlife. However, when non-native or invasive trees are planted, they can have negative effects on the ecosystem. These trees may outcompete native species for resources, disrupt food webs, and alter the physical structure of the landscape.
What are some recommended trees for Hernando County?
The UF/IFAS Extension Office worked with the Hernando County Planning Department to put together this list of trees that are recommended for Hernando County and fulfill the requirements for new construction. You can find the list here: https://go.ufl.edu/0kzs5b3
These trees have been proven to grow well in Central Florida and provide a variety of benefits to homeowners and the environment and there are links to further information on each tree species.
In conclusion, planting only recommended trees in your Central Florida landscape can save you time, money, and hassle in the long run. By choosing trees that are suited to the climate and soil conditions of the region, you’ll ensure that your trees thrive and provide the maximum benefit to you and the environment. So before you start digging, do your research and choose the right trees for your landscape.