Green FX Landscaping Shrubs and Hedges
Shrubs and hedges are a great way to improve your landscape’s aesthetic and add value to your property. Green FX Landscaping offers year-round shrub and hedge planting and maintenance services to give your property a polished look. Here are some things you should know about shrubs and hedges and why they’re right for your landscape.
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.