How to Maintain Shrubs on Your Property

Landscaping can take on many different forms and often, it is the combination of trees, flowers, and shrubbery that really makes our landscaping look fantastic. It is not only about planting the shrubs that can make a difference, however, it is also about maintaining them properly. The following tips can help you in your shrub maintenance to ensure that everything is going as smoothly as possible. In the end, it will help to make your property look beautiful and the shrubs will be trouble-free for the most part.

One consideration, especially when choosing and planting shrubbery is to look for a type of shrub that is low-maintenance. There are a number of different options available and they can provide a source of beauty with a minimum amount of maintenance. Of course, you will be limited to a certain extent when it comes to choosing one of these but more than likely, there is a choice that is right for you. It doesn’t help to reduce the maintenance on any existing shrubbery, but it can help to cut down on the amount of time you’re spending on your landscaping from that point forward.

One important factor comes in the form of pruning the hedges by hand when you clip them. When sharing your hedges, you are getting that nice, neat look on top that is very desirable. The problem is, the buds seem to multiply to the extent that it blocks out any light from getting into the interior of the plant. The hedge may look larger and beautiful on the outside but on the inside, it is devoid of life. You can avoid this problem by pruning a branch every few feet by reaching down through and snipping it by hand.

It is also a good idea to add some shape to the hedge when you prune it. This will result in a natural growth that is larger at the top and smaller on the sides and at the bottom. Eventually, the top of the hedge will shade the lower areas and cause problems. When you shape your hedge, make sure that you avoid this problem by keeping the lower part of the hedge in mind.

One issue that many people experience is giving their hedges a little bit too much attention. This could come in the way of pruning them too frequently or perhaps watering them when they are best left alone. Although it may be tempting to try to maintain the shrubs and hedges to make them as beautiful as possible, you could be killing them with kindness.

Many shrubs are quite capable of living on their own, without interaction through fertilizing, watering or excessive clipping. Although it may be necessary to prune them on occasion and to water when there is a severe drought, they should be left to grow on their own in most cases. In that way, they will be healthy and beautiful and any work that you do on them will be well received.