What plants, trees and shrubs are you planting this season? Consider adding some of these plants, trees and shrubs from our Westchester Garden Guide.
Sweet Woodruff, (Galium odoratum)
Sweet woodruff is an excellent groundcover; via Pinterest
This fragrant spring woodlander forms a beautiful green carpet. Sweet Woodruff is a lovely groundcover, ideal for ground beneath trees. Planting sweet woodruff will give your Westchester garden a finished look.
Jack Frost, (Brunnera macropylla)
Jack Frost via Wikimedia Commons
Don’t let deer ruin your beautifully cultivated Westchester garden! Jack Frost is a deer resistant groundcover that adds a lovely touch to your property. Silver veined leaves are topped with blue blossoms, reminiscent of forget-me-nots. Plant this groundcover in a shady area that needs a pop of color!
Lilac, (Syringa ‘Palibin’)
Syringa ‘Palibin’ via Pinterest
The sweet fragrance of a lilac is a staple of spring gardening. Try planting the Syringa ‘Palibin’, which is more resistant to mildew than other types of lilac. They have a tendency to have a longer blooming period than large lilacs.
Mount Airy, (Fothergilla)
Mount Airy via Wikimedia Commons
The Mount Airy is the perfect shrub to plant in a compact garden. Yielding brush-like flowers during spring and gorgeous foliage during fall, Mount Airy brings year-round beauty.
New York’s tree care professionals, Westchester Tree Life believe in maintaining tree health, but did you know that trees also affect your health? The International Society of Arboriculture has provided evidence from global research supporting the fact that forests and green spaces have a positive effect on people’s health! Here are three ways trees and your health correlate:
Trees Benefit Your Environmental Health:
Trees remove carbon dioxide and pollutants from the environment. A study from the USDA shows that 100 trees remove 53 tons of carbon dioxide and 430 pounds of other air pollutants from the environment annually!
Trees Benefit Your Emotional Health:
The next time you are searching for a new neighborhood, consider one with lots of trees and vegetation! The United Kingdom’s conducted a national study which proved people exposed to the greenest environments have lowest levels of health inequality related to income deprivation. The bottom line? Lush deciduous areas of plant life and trees positively affect moods!
Trees Benefit Your Community’s Health:
Trees do a great job of keeping our community cool during the summertime. Westchester Tree Life knows that New England heatwaves are uncomfortable; planting trees will provide shade and cut cooling costs. A worldwide review of scientific literature showed that an urban park was an average 094 degrees Celsius cooler in the day than the surrounding metropolitan area, making warm days more tolerable.