Shrubs in the Sustainable Landscape

7250 Landscaping Designs

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Shrubs are often the easiest group of plants to care for, assuming that you've chosen well. When properly used, shrubs demand little in the way of fertilizer, water, and other resources. In fact, a good shrub is as sustainable as anything you can imagine, getting all it needs from sun, soil, and rain. If I've convinced you that you need to include a few shrubs in your landscape, read on for more information.

Figure 17-3:

Comparing a pruned and unpruned young tree.

Properly Pruned Tree
A properly pruned and trained tree has one central trunk with main scaffold braches spaced evenly along and around the trunk.
An unpruned, untrained tree has several co-dominant stems. It may also have tight crotches and branches that are crossing, rubbing, oversized, and redundant.

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Homeowners Guide To Landscaping

Homeowners Guide To Landscaping

How would you like to save a ton of money and increase the value of your home by as much as thirty percent! If your homes landscape is designed properly it will be a source of enjoyment for your entire family, it will enhance your community and add to the resale value of your property. Landscape design involves much more than placing trees, shrubs and other plants on the property. It is an art which deals with conscious arrangement or organization of outdoor space for human satisfaction and enjoyment.

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