Shrubs can provide that extra pop of colour, style, dimension, and structure to your garden. The backbone of any garden, shrubs are a great way to add a bit of personality to your very own outdoor space.
But truly, what are the real benefits to growing shrubs?
1. Food/Shelter for Wildlife
Birds, particularly, rely on shrubs and hedging for much-needed protection/shelter. For those who can't plant a hedge, shrubs are the near best thing to providing a wonderful habitat for the birds- especially when the shrubs produce delicious berries!
For instance, Cotoneaster is perfect for birds as it produces plenty of berries during autumn and winter, providing a great feast for the little creatures when food is scarce.
Besides producing berries, many shrubs will also bloom lots of lovely flowers...which is ideal for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds!
Shrubs are nice and easy to grow, making them the perfect plant type to go for if you're a newbie to gardening, looking to add some colour and style in your garden. All you have to do is ensure they're planted in the right soil conditions, and the right climate, and they're pretty much hassle-free!
Of course, you can always contact our Glenmore team to seek professional advice on the best shrubs for you...we'd be more than happy to help with any of your plant needs.
Viburnum is a great choice for it's durability and potential to tolerate pretty much any soil type/condition.
3. Seasonal Interest
Planting evergreen shrubs is one of the best ways to provide fresh, green colour, year round- especially when they produce lovely flowers in spring/summer and berries in autumn/winter!
Deciduous shrubs still have the ability to add plenty of interest to the garden during winter months. Though they will lose the majority, if not all, of their leaves, the shrubs will often have lovely stems or bark which adds unique texture and shape to your space.