Picking the Perfect Trees and Shrubs for Your Yard

Planting new trees and shrubs to your landscape can greatly increase your property’s value over time. Trees and shrubs add color, texture, and much needed shade to your yard. Nick’s offers a wonderful selection of ornamental trees, shade trees, conifers, and shrubs for all kinds of landscapes. Our team of experts help you find the right tree or shrub for your environment, deliver it to your home, and guide you in the planting and care. When selecting the tree or shrub for your yard, consider the following elements that will influence the health and growth of your tree.

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Space Constraints

Think about the location of your new tree or shrub. Would you like to create a border or barrier with several shrubs planted close together? Do you have a small backyard or large front yard? Make sure to plan for enough room for your new plants as they grow over time. Remember that planting trees too close to your home can create issues as they grow and interfere with your foundation or wiring.

Light & Water

Once you know where you’ll plant your trees or shrubs, consider the quality of light in those areas. If there’s direct sunlight most of the day, you’ll want to choose trees or shrubs that thrive on lots of light. For low light areas, you’ll want to choose plants that do well in the shade. With limited rain in Colorado, it’s important to choose drought tolerant trees and shrubs or be prepared to water your landscape with higher frequency.


Create a more interesting landscape by mixing in a variety of different trees and shrubs throughout your environment. Choose shrubs for color and texture or consider planting ornamental trees that bare fruit. Visit Nick’s Garden Center to uncover a variety of exciting trees and shrubs before selecting the right option for your landscape.

Planting and Caring for Your Trees and Shrubs

Prepare to plant your tree or shrub by digging a vase shaped hole twice the volume of the current root ball. Nick’s can recommend a compost to amend and enrich the quality of your soil. Place the plant in the hole and straighten it up, then remove it from its container. Keep the root ball intact and be sure not to disturb it. Backfill the soil and use a hose or buckets of water to thoroughly drench the newly planted tree. Consider staking your tree to prevent a strong gust of wind shifting its placement. Regularly water your tree or shrub, especially during dry seasons. Contact Nick’s Garden Center to troubleshoot any issues or concerns while caring for your newly planted tree or shrub.

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