You Might Need Trees That Don’t Need Much Water

You live in a location where there is limited rainfall, but you want to plant some trees around your house. This is where a lot of people find themselves, especially when they choose to live in the southern part of the United States. Quite often, people will buy trees because they look nice, without even considering how much water they may need in order to grow. There are trees that can survive with little water, and they might be the kind you need to buy. Make sure you don’t rush out and buy a couple of trees without doing some research.

You live in a location where there is limited rainfall, but you want to plant some trees around your house. This is where a lot of people find themselves, especially when they choose to live in the southern part of the United States. Quite often, people will buy trees because they look nice, without even considering how much water they may need in order to grow. There are trees that can survive with little water, and they might be the kind you need to buy. Make sure you don’t rush out and buy a couple of trees without doing some research.

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Usually, the trees that will be the most adaptable are the ones that grow naturally in the area you live. These types of trees or plants have learned to live without much water, so they will be able to survive in your yard. Take a drive through undeveloped areas of your town, and see which trees are still green. Find out what type they are and plant them in your yard. Even if they aren’t the most attractive trees, they will at least grow where you plant them.

A Scotch Pine is one tree that will grow almost anywhere and the amount of water doesn’t matter. It is a hardy tree, that will grow more than 20 inches a year, without much water. It is easy to get started and will grow to be 25 to 35 feet tall. These trees are sold by most nurseries, especially in areas where enough water is a problem. There are different varieties, and what some people don’t like about some of them is how they fade to a yellowish brown color when it gets cold. Some people love this look, but some varieties don’t do this.

Another easy to grow tree that is hardy, is the Rocky Mountain Juniper. During the winter it turns a browner color, but rejuvenates in the springtime. As tough as they are, they are quite often used as windbreaks, and they work great if you are trying to attract birds. They have plenty of branches to nest in, but their rate of growth is only around 10 inches a year. This is pretty slow compared to most of the other hardy plants. The Russian Olive is another drought resistant tree that is popular. This tree is more decorative than the others, and is quite impressive when fully grown. They can grow in almost any soil and attract birds with their berries.

If you are living where your water is limited, you do have options. Check out your area, by going online, or going to your local nurseries, you can find other trees that will work in your yard. If you don’t come up with a big list, then go around your town and choose some of the trees that are still alive.

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