Animals and birds find shelter and food in shrubs. The environment is amazing with shrubs in it. Shrubs can be used to create amazing landscape designs. They are mostly of medium height and blend in well between 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. There are different sizes of shrubs. Some are tall and narrow while others are wide and short. It is advisable to plant them when they are mature in size. This way they will have plenty of space to grow in. Berries are found on shrubs and known to attract birds and also provide shelter for them making them ideal for people who love the sight of birds in their gardens. Also the flowers are rich in nectar that attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.
In addition, shrubs are colorful and have a rich fragrance during summer and spring. This will make an otherwise brown landscape beautiful. 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.
Fall is the ideal time to plant shrubs. This is because the soil is warm making it easy for the roots to remain firm.
Also, compared to turf grass the roots of shrubs run deep and grow much faster. You will use less water. You can decide to buy certain shrubs like the oak leaf hydrangea that are colorful throughout the year.
Shrubs are used to design paths, seclusion and boundaries. This way you don’t have to build a wall or a fence. 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. During summer, shrubs and trees that are well placed can be used to conserve energy. Placing them on the west and south sides will keep your house warmer during winter and provide shade during of winter.
Shrubs also improve the quality of air by filtering pollutants and dust from the air. They reduce excess water in rainy season that causes soil erosion and water pollution. When you spend your time among trees and shrubs, it reduces stress. It is good to research to get to know which shrubs are the best for your garden. The internet is a great source of information on different varieties of shrubs. Proper care and maintenance is required to ensure your garden looks amazing.