Shrubs are known to be a source of food and a home to birds and animals. This means it is important part of the environment. 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. They are ideal for the garden because of their fullness especially in 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 short and wide while some are narrow and tall. It is wise to select them when they are mature in size. This will give them an opportunity for them to grow well. 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. 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 adds more color to your landscape. When leaves fall, the woody structure of shrubs is what is left. Shrubs like dogwood have stems of red, purple and yellow. You can keep the pruned branches to be used in making 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 during this time there is intense sun and a cool air that helps in establishment of the roots.
Also, compared to turf grass the roots of shrubs run deep and grow much faster. This means that shrubs 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 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. Well placed shrubs can reduce energy consumption 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 also improve the quality of air by filtering pollutants and dust from the air. 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. Your landscape will look amazing with proper care and maintenance of shrubs.