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While shrubs and flowers are great ways to improve the looks of your home, one cornerstone of a perfect landscape is the use or proper trees and shrubbery. And it goes beyond beauty. The right plan will give your home a wide variety of colors throughout the year, cooling shade in the hot summer months, and wind protection and insulation during the winter. Some can even feed you! Guilford Garden Center, carries wide variety of smaller trees, seasonal ornamentals, pines and more. Properly planned, we can help you strategies the best types of trees and ornamentals to plant and where.
Let us create a create a plan for you that's personalized for your home.
The results will make you want to "branch out."

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Landscaping with trees not only adds a fantastic look and beneficial shade, but done properly, can increase property values as much as 20 percent. Additionally, if you plant a tree today on the west side of your home, in 5 years your energy bills should fall by 3%. In 15 years, the savings can reach as high as 12% or more.  According to U.S. Department of Agriculture, the net cooling effect of a young, healthy tree is equivalent to ten room-size air conditioners operating 20 hours a day!
Benefits don't stop there. Trees add to your "living green" level as well. The US Forestry Service says that the planting of trees equals actually improves water quality, resulting in less runoff and erosion. Some studies have even found a psychological connection to trees and relaxation.
We agree.

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Trees aren't the only way to save money and beautify your home. Shrubs and cover plants can result in energy savings too. Planting the right shrub in the right place can help lower your energy bills, while also adding beauty, privacy and even wildlife habitat to your backyard. Shrubs can also provide food and shelter to a variety of beneficial backyard wildlife,
including birds, butterflies and honeybees, and are great for sprucing up entranceways.
One of the best features of shrubs is that they can be trimmed and shaped to keep your yard looking great. Adding annuals and other plants within them helps with color, and many shrubs and cover plants themselves will flower. Stop by and let us help you plan what's best for you.

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