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. Majority of them are of medium height and look well among grass lawns, herbaceous plants and trees. 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 provides an intermediate height between taller and shorter trees. There are different sizes of shrubs. Some are tall and narrow while others are wide and short. It is wise to select them when they are mature in size. This will provide space for growth. 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.
Additionally, shrubs during summer and spring are colorful and provide fragrant and also produce berries much later in the season. This will make an otherwise brown landscape beautiful. The woody part of shrubs is what is exposed once the leaves have fallen. There are shrubs that have colorful stems of red, purple and red color such as the dogwoods. Pruned branches are used to make floral arrangements.
Shrubs are easy to grow and require little maintenance.
Shrubs are mostly planted during fall. This is because during this time there is intense sun and a cool air that helps in establishment of the roots.
Also, roots of shrubs grow much deeper and faster compared to turf grass. This means that shrubs 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 means there is no need to build a wall or a fence. During summer they provide shade for pools and bird baths. There are rot resistant varieties which enhance the quality of soil in places where the drainage is poor. Consumption of energy can be reduced by well placed shrubs in summer months. Placing them on the west and south sides will keep your house warmer during winter and provide shade during of winter.
Shrubs keep the air fresh from dust and pollutants. They reduce excess water in rainy season that causes soil erosion and water pollution. Studies show that children who spend their time in green spaces tend to remember more what is taught in schools. 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.