Albuquerque Landscaping with Shrubs

Albuquerque Landscaping with Shrubs
Albuquerque Landscaping with Shrubs

When it comes to landscaping your Albuquerque home, you need to pay special attention to shrubs. Shrubs are diverse plants, which provide protection, color, and even privacy to the home. However, they can become a distraction when malnourished or misplaced. This is why you need to have a strong understanding on how to place shrubs in the correct way to receive most benefits.

What exactly are shrubs?

A shrub is any perennial plant that grows to a height of less than 15 feet. Shrubs can be either evergreen or deciduous (a plant that loses its leaves in the winter). Despite having different meanings, the words “shrub” and “bush” are interchangeable and have the same meaning. In landscape design, hedges are made of plants that are planted closely together to form walls or borders. 

How to landscape with shrubs

It can be difficult to know where to start with shrubs since they come in so many various sizes, colours, and textures. Fortunately, there is a suitable alternative for your yard given the abundance of possibilities. Here are some suggestions to get you going.

Understanding your USDA Hardiness Zone

It is easier to pick the correct plants to endure your winters and grow throughout other seasons of the year if you are aware of your local climate and hardiness zone. Buying plants outside of your zone only results in disappointment and money lost.

Plan the colors

Your choice of colour scheme can significantly change the look of your house, regardless of whether you choose brightly coloured blooming shrubs or clean, monochrome evergreens. It’s appropriate to place evergreen bushes with other flowering species in your garden to draw attention elsewhere. The ability to apply colour theory to your landscape is a useful one that benefits all year long.

Shrubs can also catch the attention of people by changing colour with the seasons. Many blooming shrubs change colour in the autumn to red, orange, or golden yellow, giving your garden year-round interest. Never undervalue the power of hollies, which have vivid red berries and dark green foliage.

Properly plan where to plant the shrubs

Your bushes’ location can either accentuate or hide an architectural feature of your property. Consider your bushes as a picture frame that draws attention to your front entrance or highlights your flowerbeds.

For example, you can enhance the looks of your door entrances with shrubs. Or else, you can plant shrubs around your outdoor seating space. If you want to hide the exterior air conditioning unit, you may think of using a shrub as well.

Focus on the size of the shrub

When creating your layout, keep crowding to a minimum. Although your young shrubs are still tiny, they will soon reach their full height. You won’t want to grow a shrub that can one day block your view from all sides. Consider a tiered design for your landscaping, with plant height rising as you go closer to the house’s foundation. By positioning your shrubs in this manner, you can ensure that they are both attractively presented and are receiving enough sunshine.