Is There a Difference Between a Shrub and a Hedge?
Many people use the terms shrub and hedge interchangeably, but each has its own planting and maintenance needs. A shrub is a deciduous or evergreen plant that reaches no more than 15 feet at full maturity. Shrubs can be pruned into a variety of shapes for incredible versatility throughout your property. Pruning is usually only necessary once a year.
When shrubs are arranged close together in rows, they form a hedge. A hedge is a close, uniform arrangement of plants (usually shrubs) and tall hedges can be made of trees. Landscapers often use hedges to define property lines. Hedges’ offer incredible visual impact on your property, they require more careful and frequent pruning. To maintain hedge definition, property owners should have them trimmed a few times each year.
Why Do I Want Shrubs or Hedges on My Property?
Shrubs and hedges do more than just improve the look of your property. Shrubs also improve air quality, prevent soil erosion and keep your property cool. Employees and customers will also appreciate the extra shade they cast on your lawn and buildings.
Privacy hedges are ideal for creating borders around your space. If you have areas on your property you don’t want your guests to see, such as dumpster boxes or central air systems, privacy hedges can help shield them from view. Decide what property features you want to display and which you want to hide with full, sturdy hedge bushes.
When Is the Best Time for Shrub and Hedge Maintenance?
Knowing the right time to prune shrubs and hedges is crucial for ensuring a beautiful landscape. Pruning a flowering shrub at the wrong time of year can prevent it from blooming. Finding the best time to trim the bushes begins by knowing the type and age of the plant. Hydrangeas need to be pruned in the summer to avoid removing flower buds. Privacy hedges should be pruned around a month and a half before the first frost. Evergreen flowering shrubs should be pruned in early spring, but needle-leaf evergreens can also be trimmed in midwinter. Our arborists maintain comprehensive information about the best time to prune each of your shrubs.
The only exception to pruning guidelines is if you find diseased, damaged or dead branches on your shrubs and hedges. Removing these stems right away protects the shrub as well as other plants on your property. That's because rapid removal of problem branches reduces the chance of disease spreading from plant to plant.
For more information about shrubs and hedges, contact Luna Lawn Care Services for a free consultation.
Shrubs and Hedges
In today’s world, there’s a lot of challenges facing the modern homeowner. There are so many decisions to be made about landscaping that it’s hard to know what’s right for you. One thing you can be sure of, though, is that shrubs and hedges are a great choice for your property. Bushes, shrubs, and hedges are a mainstay of agricultural home landscaping, and it’s not hard to see why.
Well-maintained shrubbery adds a touch of class and sophistication to your garden. They can add interest to an otherwise dull space and give shade when necessary. They also provide privacy, which is important to any homeowner. A finely pruned hedge can provide all the privacy of a fence or barrier while still looking friendly and natural. Whether you’re looking for privacy, or you just want to add interest to your property, Luna Lawn Care Services will give you the amazing shrubs and hedges you need.
Maintain Your Privacy with Luna Lawn Care Services
We live in an era of smart phones, social media oversharing, and reality television. In a world where everyone is obsessed with broadcasting their business, it’s natural to want to keep some things to yourself. Your home is your space, and you deserve to live in comfort, relaxation, and solitude. The best way to get that is with privacy shrubs. They’re a great way to get all the privacy of a fence without the cost and commitment of installing one. Plus, they look great. Luna Lawn Care Services will plant the fast-growing privacy plants you need. Some popular options include:
- Berckman’s Golden Arborvitae
- Camellia Japonica
- Emerald Arborvitae
- Japanese Yew
- Wax Myrtle
- …and many more
With privacy bushes, you’ll get the privacy you desire, as well as great-looking greenery. Many popular shrub options also smell great and contain flowers. Whatever type of shrub you want, we’ll install it expertly and with care and attention to detail.
Personalized Gardening Service
When it comes to garden shrubs and hedge bushes, choice is important. The type of plant you choose is a reflection on your personal taste, and it will be seen by you and your neighbors every day. We understand how important your property is to you. We have years of experience in residential landscaping, which gives us the expertise to make informed decisions and give you helpful tips and suggestions about shrub placement and plant type.
Our hardworking team of professionals will work with you to choose something that’s right for you. Whether you need shade loving shrubs, evergreen flowering shrubs, or even some simple low maintenance shrubs, we’ll give you what you need. Our resident garden planner can even help you plan an entire layout. Whatever you choose, we’ll install it in an efficient and timely manner, and we’ll always clean up after ourselves.
Contact Us Now to Get the Best Shrubs and Hedges Near You
If you think shrubs and hedges are right for you, contact us today. We’re always happy to hear from potential clients and offer ideas and suggestions. Don’t hedge your bets—call Luna Lawn Care Services today for the best shrub and hedge service around.