Trees & Shrubs

Trees are beneficial for many reasons in your landscape design. They not only provide a canopy for people to relax and a read a book under, but they are also beneficial to your wallet. According to the USDA Forest Service, trees properly placed around your home can reduce your air conditioning needs by 30% and save 20% to 50% in heating costs. The U.S. Department of Energy says three properly placed trees could save you $100 to $250 a year. Realtors also believe that the use of trees in landscape design can help with the salability of your home. (Arbor National Mortgage and American Forests) Oklahoma is home to a variety of trees. From Maples to Oaks and Chinese Pistache, a tree planted in a prime location can yield years of enjoyment and potential return on such tree. Shrubs are beneficial for adding structure and aesthetics to your landscaping background. From simple box woods to the more striking and drought tolerant Yucca, shrubs can add interesting focal points to draw a person’s eye to your landscape design. Oklahoma has a challenging environment in which to landscape in, so it is important to select native species whenever possible. Native trees and shrubs have the ability to evolve together which in return creates a sustainable area for them to flourish. The knowledgeable people at Switzer’s Lawn Care are here to help you to take landscaping to the next level with trees and shrubs.