This is the 8th installment of “12 Tips to Having A Beautiful Yard” which is available as a FREE eBook download.
What exactly is “shrubbery”?
A shrubbery is, by definition, a wide border to a garden where “shrubs” are thickly planted. It can also be a similar larger area with a path winding through it. Shrubbery was very popular in 19th-century gardens in England. In this era, a shrubbery garden was a collection of hardy shrubs, much different from a flower garden, which was a cutting garden to supply flowers in the house. The shrubbery was arranged as a winding walk, that brought the walker back to the terrace of the house. It usually had gravel paths, so that it dried quickly after a rain. A walk in the shrubbery offered a chance for a private conversation.
Now, fast forward to the 21st century. Shrubbery has become a popular part of Fort Myers landscaping, providing an outline or balance of your yard, or to add a bit of privacy.
Landscaping shrubs can come in all different sizes. They can be dwarfed sized, all the way up to something close to the size of a small tree. Many people will use shrubs to adorn their property line.
Here are some examples of different types of shrubbery you may want to consider for your Fort Myers landscaping:
Read the rest of this entry »