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How Shrubs Enhance a Landscape

 

One of the first things that people notice about a home is the landscaping that surrounds it. Without the garden, even the most beautiful house can look dull and boring. To enhance a home’s appearance and increase its overall value, homeowners plant shrubbery and a variety of other landscape plants. Shrubs are one of the most popular types of landscape plants. They are typically planted next to homes, driveways, property lines, as well as around outdoor living spaces. Due to having a wooden trunk and branching system, this type of plant is similar to a tree; however, it does not grow as tall as trees do.

Homeowners have plenty of options when shopping for shrubs since there are several different types of hedge that will thrive within each hardiness zone. Due to having a long lifespan, these plants are considered to be a permanent planting. When shopping for shrubs, it is wise to have a basic idea of the landscape design that the plants will become a part of. This helps to ensure that the selected shrubs will grow to a desirable size, color, and texture, as well as blend perfectly with the landscaping theme. A lot of homeowners choose shrubbery that is easy to maintain, while others may prefer a more luxurious look and select shrubs that can be shaped or sculpted.

Some landscape designs may require a specific type of hedge that can be trimmed to grow in a particular fashion, or into a delightful sculptured shape. Among the most popular forms chosen for shrubs are a box, circle, and gumdrop, or from a nearly endless array of carved topiary shapes. When it comes to shaping shrubbery, the sky’s the limit. Shrub plants are the perfect choice when looking for a landscape plant that will fill in empty yard spaces, as well as improve the aesthetics of a home or business. Shrubbery is one of the ideal types of landscaping plants because it can be found in numerous colors, textures, sizes, as well as varieties, making it easier for homeowners to select a type that is perfect for their needs and desires.

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