Role of Trees in a Home Garden
Home gardens provide food security in every homestead that has one. In a home garden, various crops found include maize, tomatoes, spinach, and onions just to name a few. Planting trees in our home gardens are very beneficial to both the consumers who own the gardens and the crops that grow in the home garden. Here is a brief look at the key roles that trees play in a home garden:
Improves air quality
Trees provide oxygen to the environment. Oxygen is essential to plants during germination. Trees purify the air creating a safe atmosphere for plants to grow. Other than that, homestead where the trees are, benefits from the purified air. The leaves of trees leaving the area dust free trap dust and other debris.
Home gardens with trees are unlikely to have tinted growth of plants. Trees retain water in the soil for a long time. Its deep roots under the soil will hold water and make the garden moist. The moist environment is good for earthworms, which help in ground fertility. A home garden will flourish even during dry seasons.
While the sun is vital component towards plant growth, the extreme intensity is likely to cause damages. The leaves of trees are tall and wide thus providing enough shade. The right amount of light will pass through these leaves as plants also need sunlight. Ensure that you have trees with large leaves that can provide adequate shade especially during the hot, dry seasons.
Supplements food supply
Fruit trees provide different fruits that contribute to our food basket. Some of the fruit trees include mango tree, avocado tree, guava tree, and olive tree. These fruits are an important part of our diet and give us vitamins. With changes in seasons, different tree varieties supplement the homestead with fresh fruit, that otherwise would be bought.