Shrubs provide shelter and food for birds and animals. This means it is important part of the environment. 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. Shrubs have woody branches which provide fullness that makes the garden look good especially during winter.
It is important for any landscape to have varying heights. This provides an intermediate height between taller and shorter trees. Shrubs come in different sizes. There are some that are short and wide while some are narrow and tall. It is advisable to plant them when they are mature in size. This way they will have plenty of space to grow in. If you love the sight of birds in your garden, shrubs have berries that provide shelter and food to them. Also the flowers are rich in nectar that attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.
Additionally, during summer and spring, shrubs usually look more colorful and have a good smell, also they 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 certain shrubs such as dogwoods which have colorful stems of purple, yellow and red. Pruned branches are used to make floral arrangements.
Shrubs do not take long to grow and are easy to maintain.
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, roots of shrubs grow much deeper and faster compared to turf grass. You will use less water. There are certain shrubs like the oak leaf hydrangea which is appealing to the eye throughout the year.
Shrubs can be used to make seclusion, paths and boundaries. 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. In places where drainage is poor, you can plant rot resistant varieties to improve the quality of soil. Consumption of energy can be reduced by well placed shrubs in summer months. When well planted, it provides warmth during winter and cool air during summer.
Shrubs release oxygen and get rid of dust ad air pollutants. They reduce 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. It is good to research to get to know which shrubs are the best for your garden. View sites on the internet to know the different varieties of shrubs. Remember to take proper care of the shrubs if you want your garden to look incredible.