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Shrubs are Essential in Landscaping

An attractive and exciting landscape design absolutely must include shrubs. These plants offer several outstanding benefits, whether forsythia, hydrangeaviburnum or another shrubbery.

Some top reasons to incorporate shrubs in your landscaping design or garden are:

They offer privacy.

While shrubs are often featured in the front of homes and buildings, where they shine is in the backyard. That's because you can get some pretty decent privacy from these plants, depending on which type of shrub you choose.

Lilacs and forsythia, for example, can grow to great heights and provide a barrier between you and a nosy neighbor or an unsightly back alley. Some people even use shrubs around their pool or hot tub to enjoy these features in private.

They create the perfect habitat for wildlife.

Wild creatures like birds and bees love having shrubs around. They'll make their homes in them or use them as a place to hide and escape when on the run from predators. Many birds prefer nesting within the safety of a shrub's branches rather than risk creating their nests in more-exposed trees. Birds and bees may also use shrubs for pollen, nectar, or other food.

Flowering shrubs add pops of beautiful color to your landscaping design.

Shrubs are more than just useful for privacy and as homes for wildlife. One of their main qualities is that they provide beauty. A strategically planted garden featuring shrubs will surely attract attention.

One tip about shrubs' visual splendor is choosing a range of flowering and blooming periods. This way, one or several of your shrubs will continuously bloom throughout the year. It's a lovely way to note the seasons' passing and feel in touch with nature.

You should also select shrubs in a range of sizes, as this variation in height will provide much-needed diversity and interest to your landscape.

You'll want to plant your shrubs where they'll provide shade in the warmer months to reduce cooling costs. In the winter, you can benefit from the passive solar heat gain provided by shrubs, reducing your heating costs.

They can increase the value of your property.

Any landscaping will increase your property's value, but shrubs offer an exceptionally unique benefit because they're more of an investment in time and money. Growing shrubs takes time and dedication; their initial cost is more than that of smaller plants. With shrubs strategically planted around your home, you're sure to attract serious buyers and sell your property for a maximum price.

Shrub Planting and Maintenance Tips

Choosing shrubs that will thrive in your part of the world is essential. Check your climate and conditions against the labels on the shrubs you are considering, and only choose those suitable for your soil type and region. We recommend purchasing and planting shrubs in the spring or early summer. Caring for shrubs is relatively straightforward.

Lastly, make room for your shrubs to grow — up and out and underground when planting. You'll want them far enough away from walls and your home so they don't grow directly into the property. Likewise, put enough room between shrubs, so they don't smash into each other as they get bigger. 

Snow Hill Hydrangea - TN Nursery

Snow Hill Hydrangea

Snow Hill Hydrangea is a compact deciduous shrub with large rounded clusters of white, snowball-like flowers, making it a popular choice for garden borders and as a foundation plant. They bring various benefits to landscaping projects, contributing to outdoor spaces' visual aesthetics, versatility, and overall charm. This hydrangea cultivar offers unique features that make it a valuable choice for various landscape designs. One of the primary benefits of landscaping is its stunning floral display. The Snow Hill Hydrangea is perfect for people fantasizing about winter wonderlands. With snowball-like blooms, these gorgeous shrubs bring the beauty and magic of them to your garden without the chill of a natural snowfall. What Can I Expect From the Foliage of Snow Hill Hydrangea Formally referred to as arborescens, this deciduous shrub is a compact plant, with most specimens topping around five feet in height. In terms of width, they typically span three feet to five feet. Stems are tan with a velvety texture. The simple leaves are serrated with fine hair. Either rounded or oval, they're broad and measure three inches to six inches across. Most will be at most six inches in length. This native shrub has two-tone leaves in the spring. The tops are deep green, but the undersides are paler green. Of course, these leaves change with the seasons. In the fall, they turn yellow. How Do Snow Hill Hydrangea's Bloom They produce impressive ball-shaped clusters of flowers that measure between eight inches and 12 inches. These clusters are formed by incredibility dense groupings of smaller flowers. Each bloom features four or five petals and measures less than one inch across. They have a lengthy bloom period. It starts in May or June. Flowers will generally remain white until September. Does Snow Hill Hydrangea's Bloom Change Color While many can react to soil changes by changing the color of their flowers, it won't disappoint fans of the winter season. They consistently deliver white or cream flowers at the start of the summer season. It is a deciduous plant, so it does reflect the seasons. If the ball-shaped blooms are allowed to dry in place, they will shift briefly to pink before turning brown. It's a different look, but these dried flowerheads can still add visual interest to a fall garden.  Snow Hill Hydrangeas are striking plants that efficiently fulfill various purposes. They can serve as a focal point or provide concealment. They grow beautifully along slopes and in borders, and they would be happy in rain gardens, shade gardens, and pollinator gardens.

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