Last week we talked about landscape design and how it can affect the look of the your home. We also talked about putting thought about how different trees can add shade to your landscape. One of the most unique ways to add shade to your home here in Abilene is to add some beautiful palm trees to your yard. You may not think palm trees are a feasible element here in West Texas but you could have a beautiful palm tree in your yard today.
Set Your Home Apart
Putting a palm tree in your home will set your home apart from the rest of your neighborhood and create a amazing conversation topic for your friends and you. Palm trees look great and provide amazing shade. They can handle the wind and storms that we have here in West Texas.
As you might have noticed palm trees are not widely used here in Abilene. We think this is because that most people think they cannot survive in our dry seasons compared to the coast, but there is a specific species of palm tree that can thrive here in the Big Country.
Almost every tree family has different varieties and it is those differences that allow some trees to survive in some climates and fail in other climates. If you are interested in putting in a palm tree here in Abilene, come down to Mankin and Sons Gardens and we can tell you why Windmill Palms cannot only survive here in Abilene but truly thrive. One of the reasons this variety is able to thrive is, it is built to survive colder temperatures than what its cousins in the palm family can.
Overall, adding a palm is a fun, new, and beautiful way to add shade to your landscape design. Our team at Mankin and Sons Gardens would love to help put together a plan for you to add these beautiful Windmill Palm to your home.