New homeowners who are in the process of making their outdoor living spaces attractive and comfortable usually plant tree seedlings in various parts of their yards. Trees provide shade, color, interest and sometimes even food to homeowners and other household residents. No patio is complete without a leafy tree nearby to give shade while sipping chilled beverages on hot summer afternoons, and childhood memories are sweeter when they involve climbing trees and swinging on a classic tire swing. Pies, jellies and jams taste better when handmade from backyard fruits.
Climate and soil conditions are important considerations when beginning home landscaping projects, and researching climate and soil needs of desire tree species is recommended before planting. Homeowners also need to take into account the size the tree will be once it reaches maturity and whether it will fit into the available yard space.
Homeowners should also decide how much maintenance they are willing to put into their landscaping. If they don't feel as if they will have much time for raking leaves and pruning trees, they should only buy species that don't require much upkeep.