Now that the kids are going back to school and lounging by the lake is off the table, it's time to look at your own back yard and make that oasis at home.
Pick a shade tree to kill the heat in your back yard. Shading your windows also cuts down the A/C bill. Plus it makes a great place to sit with a cold drink in your hand.
Need privacy from that neighbour's window peering right into your kitchen? Use a strategically placed columnar Oak to block out that line of sight without the width of a traditional tree sucking up your valuable area.
Go farm-to-table and plant a fruit tree. Apples, pears, plums, and sour cherries all give a triple-whammy of flowers, fruit, and privacy at a more compact size perfect for the urban yard.
Have limited space but want something extra pretty in the summer? The Ivory Silk Tree Lilac gives stunning white blooms the end of June in a compact and tidy shape.
Or do you need a really fast growing tree because your patience is limited? Autumn Blaze Maples can grow up to 4' per year and still have that great fire-red fall colour.
With all these plants to choose from, you're sure to find the perfect tree for your yard.