Early summer is a good time to add new foliage. Some homeowners may also remove a tree or shrub to make way for new vegetation. If you plan on adding new plant life, there are some trees not to plant. Here are the trees we recommend that homeowners refrain from adding to their lawn due to their high-maintenance and difficult upkeep.
1. Black Walnut
Black Walnuts can be problematic. Their roots emit a chemical that negatively impacts the growth of surrounding foliage. In addition, the trees also produce rather large fruit shells. This can create a mess when dozens of these shells drop to the floor.
2. Bradford Pear
The Bradford Pear is a beloved tree due to the white flowers it produces. Unfortunately, the same flowers also emit a foul odor that some people describe as fish-like. The flowers bloom early and leave a mess on your lawn. The tree also tends to split at the trunk, creating an abnormal look. Continue Reading →