It’s not too late to add a weeping willow to your landscape design!

Blog Contributed by Stephen McClain

Georgia is surrounded by natural beauty, so why not take advantage of the natural beauty growing right outside of your home or business? Having an attractive exterior can draw attention to your business and attract new and returning clients! Thinking of adding this plant to your home? It will boost the pride you have for the state of Georgia while adding a unique look, too.

Weeping Willow trees have inspired the making of a variety of trees and shrubs with similar characteristics. There are a variety of plants that look like Weeping Willows, however you can choose the part of the plant that displays the downward sweeping motion that Weeping Willows are so famously known for. Weeping Willows are staples of the South and while they do take a little maintenance, they are worth adding to your landscape design!

If you have recently planted a Weeping Willow, be sure to prune it. If you don’t have time – contact Great Estates, they can help with your landscape design! When pruning Weeping Willows pay special attention to pruning anything that has sprouted below the graft of the tree. The sprouts have a tendency to overgrow and weaken the upper weeping part of the plant. Along with pruning, be sure that your Weeping Willow is planted in the area where your soil is the most damp; Weeping Willows thrive in moist soil.

While the summer is coming to a close, it’s not too late to plant a Weeping Willow! These beautiful, Georgia-native trees grow fast and provide much needed shade throughout the late summer. They also provide quaint fall color, ranging from an array of yellow-green leaves and occasionally even blue leaves. If you are interested in adding a Weeping Willow to your landscape design before the summer is over, contact Great Estates Landscaping today!

About The Author

In addition to being a manager on the landscaping maintenance, installation and turf management team at Great Estates Landscaping, Stephen McClain is a sports fanatic who enjoys spending time in nature and doing outdoor activities with his family.

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