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The Beauty of Lawn Shrubbery

by Kelly Richardson, All About Lawns Columnist

If you are looking at your lawn and you feel like there is something missing, there probably is. Shrubs are versatile plants that make the perfect accessory to your lush, green lawn. They are easy to plant and maintain, and they will give your lawn that little something special.
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I just can not say enough about the beauty that shrubs will add to your lawn layout. Shrubs are small bushes that come in a variety of sizes and shapes. Shrubs are the perfect addition to your lawn because they are cheap and easy to maintain. Here are some different types of shrubbery that you might find to your liking. A trip to your local home and garden center will give you a better idea about the shrubs available to you.
  • Red Twig Dogwood. This particular lawn shrub is one of the mainstays in American gardening. The red twig dogwood has a variety of large leaves and produces beautiful white flowers in the spring. Red twig dogwoods really grow, so you will need to prune them regularly.
  • Hydrangeas. The usual growth size of hydrangeas is three feet by five feet. Hydrangeas also have big green leaves with quite an interesting texture. In midsummer, hydrangeas sprout pom pom blooms that vary in color according to the particular type of hydrangea.
  • Shrub Roses. The best part about shrub roses is that they provide stunning color for your lawn all year long. Notably disease and insect free, shrub roses are surprisingly easy to maintain. These particular shrubs can grow up to two feet in height.
  • Little Princess Spirea. The Little Princess spirea is a low-growing shrub that usually reaches a height of two feet. The Little Princess spirea produces pink toned flowers in the summer which are offset by mint green foliage. These are a popular year round shrub.
  • Shrub Designs. The key to getting the most beauty out of your particular shrubs is to plant them in a coordinated design. Try to get both small and large shrubs together, as they offer the perfect compliment to each other.

About the Author
Kelly Richardson has obsessive compulsive lawn disorder and is afflicted with the need to share his knowledge with the world. Kelly writes lawn columns for a variety of home and garden magazines and e-zines.

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