Here’s a question: what kind of plant looks good all year around, is both frost and drought resistant, and will last for decades? The answer is so simple most people miss it: it’s evergreens!
Too often, people hear the word “evergreen” and they think of Christmas trees or of mountain tops, but not of their own yards. The fact is, though, that there are dozens of varieties of evergreen trees and shrubs and you will surely be able to find great natural accent elements for your property from the evergreen family. To wet your appetite, have a look here.
Consider these evergreens, all of varying height, size and even sporting a range of colors:
Boxwood – lovely bushes/hedges. Green and whitish, yellow
Juniper – small trees and bushes, or great for ground cover. Bluish, green, and deep green
Fir – The traditional evergreen pine tree!
The greatest advantage of using evergreens for landscaping is reliability. An evergreen will grow at a reliable pace year over year, filling in handsomely but never overtaking other trees or plants. Planted properly and with planning for years down the road, evergreens could both help your property look great this season, and also require minimal effort, maintenance, and watering for years to come!
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