Getting yourself a huge yard when buying a house is certainly possible, especially when you are willing to look outside of most urban and suburban areas. But this can end up giving you a problem that is good to have, and that is figuring out how to fill up the yard to increase the property value and add beauty. While you can grow a lot of trees or shrubs, you do not want to pick just any. as it could end up requiring dozens of plants. A gigantic backyard deserves large trees, particularly ones that grow extremely wide.
If you are interested in increasing the attractiveness of the yard right away, you cannot go wrong with the Kousa dogwood. These trees do not grow exceedingly tall, but they grow quite wide. They also give you lovely flowers that you will get to enjoy all throughout springtime. If you already have a nice view on your property that you are not interested in covering up with trees, the only thing you need to worry about is height. So one of the varieties of the Kousa dogwood, the Lustgarden Weeping, is an excellent choice. An individual tree can spread 15 feet wide, which will definitely help to fill in the space in the yard.
When you know that you will be spending a lot of time in the backyard, you may be interested in getting a tree that will provide lots of shade. The Bur oak is a worthy choice, especially with the fact that you can grow it successfully in hardiness zones as low as 3 and all the way up to 8. Its ability to handle such a vast temperature range will ensure that record hot or cold months do not have a negative impact on the tree. With an 80-foot spread, it will easily tower over dogwood trees, but that is understandable for a shade tree.
A large yard is great to have, but you might feel like you have little to no privacy. Fencing the entire property would likely cost a fortune simply because of how much material you would need. Then you would have to add on the labor costs of preparing the yard and installing the fence. A Leyland cypress is a tree that goes tall, wide, and in uniform shape, making it an excellent choice for gaining privacy.
By growing all of these trees, you will create a diverse and appealing yard for yourself to enjoy. Contact a company like Smitty's Tree Service Inc for more information.