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Shrubs And Bushes Tips and Care Guide

Bushes or Shrubs?

What's the difference between a bush and a shrub? Both are smaller than trees, but when people speak of a bush, they usually mean a plant with many branches or stems that's less than six feet six inches tall. A bush can form part of the midstory of a garden between the lawn or ground cover and the taller shrubs and trees. Bushes are often used to divide a garden into distinct areas or "rooms" and provide privacy. They also add line, form, texture, and color to the garden.

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The beauty that bushes and shrubs bring to your lawn

Though many bushes produce beautiful flowers, especially miniature azaleas or peonies, gardeners usually choose them for their leaves, bark, fruit, or habit. The hedge should also be disease and pest-resistant and should thrive in the climate, soil, and light conditions around the gardener's property. The plant may need to be pollution tolerant if the property is in a large city.

A bush can be a bit expensive to buy, and most gardeners start with young plants. They should be symmetrical, and the root system should be big enough to supply the plant with enough water and nutrients. The plants shouldn't have dried, wilted or dead leaves, buds, or stems, and the bark should be healthy. When these plants are put into the places the gardener chooses, the area can look a bit bare at first. However, the gardener must be patient to allow the plants to fill out. In the meantime, you can plant perennials or annuals around the bushes to fill empty spaces. When planting, it's also a good rule of thumb to figure that a hedge that will grow to about six feet tall will have a width of about six feet.

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15 Ground Cover Favorites - TN Nursery

15 Ground Cover Favorites

Ground Cover Favorites To Adorn Hillsides, Get for Soil Erosion and Weed Control  The Nursery proudly offers you the chance to purchase a ground cover grab bag that contains ten healthy plants. This option allows each customer to have a horticulture specialist determine which ground cover plants will perform best in their U.S.D.A. growing zone.  PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE ARE A COLLECTION OF PLANTS, NOT SPECIFIC PLANT TYPES. WE CHOOSE TYPES THAT WORK BEST FOR YOUR ZONE ACCORDING TO YOUR ZIP CODE Our horticulturists assess your zone and then hand-select your order. You will receive a surprise that includes a variety of 10 beautiful plants. T.N. Nursery specializes in growing species that are easy to care for and suitable for gardeners of every skill level. Ground Cover Grab Bag: Benefits Do you have vacant spots in your yard calling out for some color? Sure, those areas need more interest. Besides adding some curb appeal, adding ground cover plants also provides a few environmental benefits, like these:  Prevent soil erosion: Bare spots tend to compact, causing fast water runoff and wind erosion. Ground cover can help you fill in those areas and maintain your soil. Create a healthy ecosystem: Small mammals, lizards, and ground birds will gravitate toward your ground cover plants. They can escape the hot summer sun and hide their young from predators. Natural weed control: Most gardeners accept weeding as a necessary chore--but it need not be! Plant thick, dense, and fast-spreading groundcover plants. They will steal the nutrients from the weeds. Eventually, you will not need to weed manually or spray damaging chemicals.  Ground Cover Grab Bag May Include:  The ground cover grab bag can include a variety of species--we grow hundreds of different plants at T.N. Nursery, and we know just the right thing for your needs. Your order will be custom-selected to suit the growing needs of your climate.  If you are ready to be delighted and surprised, order your ten-plant groundcover grab bag today--we are eager to select your plants with love and care. 

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