Whether at your business or your home, palm trees can be a great addition to your landscape if you live in the correct climate. They can be expensive to plant and maintain, however, so if you don’t know what you’re doing it may be best to hire a professional. Luckily there are some simple things that even a novice can do to make sure palm trees thrive. Here are 3 simple tips to help you do just that.
In the age of the internet there are many different resources online you can look to for help with palm trees as well as any other type of gardening. Facebook groups, Reddit threads, and even Twitter may be good places to turn if you are in over your head. Do your proper research before purchasing or planting any type of plant, but if one is already in your yard it may not be too late. If all else fails, ask friends and family for advice or guidance. You never know who has made a comfortable home for a tropical plant.
Though professional landscaping can prove costly, it may be worth it to help keep your palm trees alive and thriving. Palm trees do not grow in all climates, and even if you happen to be lucky enough to reside in one where they do, that doesn’t mean it’s going to be an easy, carefree road. Many species require special care which someone with a busy schedule may not be equipped to provide. Don’t make the mistake of planting a beautiful palm only to kill it soon afterwards. If you think you may be in over your head, hire a professional landscaper. It’ll be worth it in the end.
Set A Budget
Depending on whether you are planting and/or caring for palm trees at your residence or business, cost may certainly be a factor. For a business that you are just opening for example, you may desire to purchase palms that are fully grown, which can be extremely expensive. This is something you should take into account early on and set a budget for so that you aren’t surprised later on by an astronomical bill.
This being said, it is also very much possible to buy different species of palm trees as seedlings or small growths. They will be much more affordable this way but also will require more time and care. This may be the best option for a home or small business where you have the proper time and resources to devote.
Palm trees and tropical plants in general can be a very fun and gratifying hobby if you are willing to devote just a little bit of extra tender loving care. In many cases, these plants will even outlive us! With a little research and budgeting, your home or business will be well on it’s way to having the welcoming, lush green paradise you’ve always dreamed of.