Shrubs provide shelter and food for birds and animals. The environment is amazing with shrubs in it. Shrubs can be used to create amazing landscape designs. Many people prefer shrubs that are of medium height because they blend in well in trees, grass lawns and herbaceous plants. Because they have woody branches, they look full and make the garden look incredible during winter.
A landscape look incredible when it has varying heights. This gives an intermediate height to tall and short trees. Shrubs come in different sizes. There are some that are narrow and tall while others are short and wide. It is advisable to plant them when they are mature in size. This will provide space for growth. For those who love seeing birds in their gardens, shrubs are good ideas as they have berries that attract birds as well as provide shelter. They also have flowers that have nectar which attracts hummingbirds and butterflies.
In addition, shrubs are colorful and have a rich fragrance during summer and spring. This adds a beautiful color to the brown landscape. The woody structure of shrubs is usually seen when the leaves have fallen. There are shrubs that have colorful stems of red, purple and red color such as the dogwoods. You can keep the pruned branches to be used in making floral arrangements.
Shrubs are easy to grow and require little maintenance.
The best time to plant shrubs is during fall. The cool air and intense sun helps the roots get established as the soil is warm.
Also, compared to turf grass the roots of shrubs run deep and grow much faster. You will use less water. There are certain shrubs like the oak leaf hydrangea which is appealing to the eye throughout the year.
Shrubs are used to create boundaries, paths and seclusion. This means you don’t necessarily have to have a fence or a wall. Shrubs are a source of shade for pools and bird baths in hot seasons. Also, they are some varieties that are rot resistant and planted in areas where drainage is poor to enhance the quality of soil. Consumption of energy can be reduced by well placed shrubs in summer months. Planting them on the south and west side of your compound is helpful in keeping the house warm in cold season and cool in hot season.
Shrubs release oxygen and get rid of dust ad air pollutants. They reduce soil erosion and water pollution. Hospital patients recover faster when they have a green landscape. Take your time to investigate in order to know which shrubs best suit your garden. The internet is a great source of information on different varieties of shrubs. Your landscape will look amazing with proper care and maintenance of shrubs.