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Your choice of shrubs depends on your garden's characteristics and needs. Are you looking to create a privacy hedge to block the view of your neighbor's garage? Do you need a burst of bright spring color, or does your landscape lack winter interest? Whether you crave roses for bouquets or reminisce about the lilacs in your grandmother's garden, we offer perfect Shrubs & Hedges to complete your landscape.
While particular instructions vary based on the plant you buy, knowing your growing zone is an important first step. Keep sunlight and watering requirements in mind for your Shrubs & Hedges after you have determined your area. Most prefer full sun (6 to 8 hours a day) and well-drained soil. Fertilizing and pruning will also vary based on what you've purchased.
When it comes to the season for planting, we recommend planting your Shrubs & Hedges in either early spring or fall. As long as the threat of frost has passed, you should be good to go on planting.
But the actual planting process is easy. Choose an area with well-drained soil, dig a hole large enough to accommodate the plant’s root ball, with a bit of extra width for growing space, place your tree and backfill the hole. Finally, water the area and mulch to conserve moisture.
No matter which type you've purchased, removing dead, damaged or diseased branches is essential.
For Flowering Shrubs & Hedges, prune for shaping after your blooms have faded. When it comes to evergreen varieties, including Boxwoods, prune for shaping any time of the year, other than the fall. And always make sure you're using clean, sterilized shears and making your cuts at a 45-degree angle.