Don’t Snub the Shrub | Part 2

How to Plan a Shrub Space | Part 2 of 4

In this blog series Don’t Snub the Shrub, our expert gardeners will provide a variety of tips on ways to incorporate shrubs into your space, in this post we’ll share some inspiration for planning your shrub space.

When choosing a spot for a shrub, it is important to consider more factors than you would with a flower pot or an average perennial. This is because shrubs can grow woody and large, making it difficult to relocate them if you make a mistake.

Here are some important factors to keep in mind:

  • Sunlight: Shrubs have different sunlight requirements, so it is important to choose a spot that will provide the right amount of light for your chosen shrub.
  • Soil type: Shrubs also have different soil preferences, so it is important to test your soil before you plant. If your soil is too acidic or alkaline, you may need to amend it before planting.
  • Moisture: Shrubs need different amounts of moisture, so it is important to choose a spot that will receive the right amount of water. If you live in an area with hot, dry summers, you may need to water your shrubs more frequently.

Last, but not least, think about what you want in the shrub. Do you want a shrub that blooms in a certain season? Do you want a shrub that provides shade? Do you want a shrub that is low-maintenance?

Shrubs can offer a unique visual texture to your outdoor space, and there are a variety of options to choose from. By taking the time to do your research, you can ensure that your shrub will thrive in its new home.

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