Evergreens add character to your yard, offer year-round foliage, and enhance your landscape for years to come. The term “evergreen” means that trees will keep growing leaves as other leaves fall off. Pines and Christmas trees are the best known evergreens, however, there are many other varieties available Cypress, Arborvitae, Juniper, Fir, Yews … Most evergreens endure cold weather and dry seasons very well.
Evergreens make the perfect privacy screens and windbreaks. They come in dwarf sizes to massive ball-and-burlap varieties. They provide habitats for animals year round and enhance your landscape with beautiful textures and vibrant greens and blues.
To figure out what type of evergreens will work best for your yard look at the purpose of them in your landscape – windbreaks, privacy screens or decorative? Look closely at the soil type as some prefer acidic soil and others need alkaline soil. Most evergreens do best in full to partial sunlight. Certain evergreens don’t do as well alone in the cold, they need the shelter of a grouping to give them protection for the below zero temps and gusty winds. Look closely at how tall you want your evergreen to be in 10, 20, 40 years from now. Will it fit in that location?