Texas Trees

Landscaping your Plano, Texas yard involves many elements – from outdoor patios and kitchens to planting new plants and shrubbery. But beyond the shrubbery and garden areas, perhaps one of the best things you can do to make your backyard even more appealing is to install new trees.


Contrary to what one might think, the best time for installing new trees into your landscape is not in the spring. With the high temperatures common in Texas, installing new trees in the spring means that the trees must endure a hot, harsh heat well before they have had time to establish a strong root system. Tree roots grow best when temperatures are roughly above 40 degrees –not 100 degrees and dry. By installing new trees in the fall, the trees will have several months to develop and when spring arrives, you will have strong trees.


6 Choices to Consider When Installing New Trees in Your Plano, Texas Landscape


Installing new trees for your yard doesn’t have to be a challenge, if you keep these basic parameters in mind. The new trees installed should be a combination of shade trees, ornamental trees and small trees. And, while there are many types of trees that grow well in Texas, some do better in the Dallas area than others. So, if installing new trees is on your To Do list, you may want to select from the following:

Mexican Plum – This native Texas tree will produce small white flowers in the spring, and have a fall wardrobe of yellow, orange and red.

Cedar Elm – When installing new trees for a Texas landscape, this is a great choice. It is a tough, drought-tolerating tree that can thrive in even the worst soil.

Chinkapin Oak – This is yet another tree that handles a drought well, while providing a lot of shade, too.

Bald Cypress – In recent years, this has become a favorite for homeowners installing new trees. It can grow in wet spots, as well as in droughts and tolerates unimproved clay, so long as the soil is not compacted.

Lacebark Elm – If your plan is to have a yard resplendent in fall colors, then be sure the lacebark elm is included when you are installing new trees. This medium sized tree is known for the copper and orange in its bark and beautiful fall color. It will grow quickly, can withstand drought and is not hindered by alkaline soil.

Desert Willow – This small tree has an extra-long flowering period, grows quickly and makes a great alternative to crepe myrtle, making it a definite must-have when installing new trees.


Think about it. Having a large yard with beautiful grass is nice, but without an assortment of trees for both shade and decoration, your yard can lack depth of field – not to mention, be quite hot. So, after Omega Masonry has completed the building elements, don’t forget about installing new trees. We understand the value of the well planned landscape and would love to help you create a design that meets your needs. Give us a call today at 214-473-5858 or fill out the form here to learn how we can help with installing new trees.