When you are building a new home in a new estate, one of the downsides tends to be that the builder has to fully clear the site before they can start to prepare the block and build your home, which means you lose older trees and the beautiful shade and heat benefits that they provide. Luckily you can often buy an advanced tree to plant in the garden get your yard looking great again.
Here are some advantages to using advanced trees rather than saplings.
New housing estates often have a hot profile with a lot of empty sand, partially built homes and vacant blocks reflecting light, and this leads to a very warm environment, especially at night. Trees act as a heat sink and help to keep your home naturally cooler by absorbing more of the heat. This makes your yard cooler and helps to cool down your home, which is much more comfortable and can reduce the need for air conditioning.
When you plant a sapling, you don't always know how tall the tree will be, especially if it only has limited access to sun or water in its natural position or is near other large structures, like a shed. Unfortunately, planning the size of the tree wrong can lead to other problems such a tree that raises pavers, grows into the fence or interferes with the foundations of other structures such as swimming pools. It can be very costly to rectify these later. By growing a tree of a known size, you can plan it correctly to avoid interfering with any other structures.
You can also place the tree in a position that maximises the shade the tree can offer. It's a good idea to plan this all out at the start of your garden planning so that you can work out if you need other shade such as shade sails. It can be worth speaking to a plant nursery and giving them some information about the type of yard that you would like to have eventually. They can help to recommend you the right kind of trees to achieve your goal yard.
Choosing an advanced tree can be a great option to get the yard you want right now, without needing to wait for years until your tree grows. If you want to include advanced in trees in the home you are building on a new estate, you should contact a nursery in your area.