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Do you plant shrubbery in a row so it looks like a wall of green growth?

I plant shrubs far enough apart so they can fully branch outward. But when I place a row of shrubs in front of the house I tend to place them evenly apart so they can grow out and then be trimmed later to produce a hedgerow or a green and natural partition. A natural wall of green leaves mixed in with red berries that add character to the house and give me something to do to pass the time when I get out the sheers and start cutting them so they appear uniform. Do you like to grow shrubbery until it get's up as high as it can grow just because you have the space to do so?

I plant shrubbery close together so I can have a privacy wall to block the view of traffic.

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I like to plant shrubbery in separate areas of the yard so they can grow more completely without trimming them.

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I like Boxwood the best.

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Shrubbery is not my favorite plant because it seems to attract large bugs and birds and rodents near the home.

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MegL wrote on February 13, 2016, 12:16 PM

We have planted a lot of shrubs to make a hedge around the house. We have some larger single shrubs too.

CoralLevang wrote on February 13, 2016, 12:32 PM

I don't plant these kinds of plants, because I rent an apartment or townhouse and most of the gardening is done for us.

lookatdesktop wrote on February 13, 2016, 1:11 PM

This way you get the best from both arrangements. Good comment.

lookatdesktop wrote on February 13, 2016, 1:12 PM

Do you have the opportunity to discuss specific types of plants to the landscape crew?

CoralLevang wrote on February 13, 2016, 1:13 PM

No, nor would I.

VinceSummers wrote on February 13, 2016, 11:06 PM

I'm not a fan of most shrubs. And those I am fond of, e.g. forsythia, should not be trimmed like a hedge. However, I will say I sometimes wish I had a bayberry bush. Not barberry. Bayberry.

lookatdesktop wrote on February 14, 2016, 12:11 AM

I have seen some pics of the Bayberry bush. Quite colorful and full of variety.

DWDavisRSL wrote on February 15, 2016, 3:41 PM

Our HOA does not allow planting across the front of the yard that will block the view of the yard or house. If it did, I would.

lookatdesktop wrote on February 15, 2016, 6:22 PM

I understand this is how things are done in a gated community or a neighborhood like Kessler Park or Stevens Park in Dallas. These are termed 'Pocket Neighborhoods' special close knit communities. You have to follow more strict codes as far as property appearance is concerned and you can't just paint your house blue and put out pink flamingos on the lawn.

Last Edited: February 15, 2016, 6:24 PM