Selecting shrubs for your yard

Selecting Shrubs American-arborvitaeSelecting Shrubs can make a yard welcome and comfortable.  Shrubs create a nice transition from grass or forest. This shrub buffer zone can attract wildlife and block unwanted eyesores such as cooling equipment, swimming pool filter, trash cans, and utility meters.

There has been a renewed attention on Native North American Shrubs over the last few years.  Some excellent choices are

  • American arborvitae
  • American beautyberry
  • American holly
  • Bayberry
  • Dwarf fothergilla
  • Mountain laurel
  • Oakleaf hydrangea
  • Oregon grapeholly
  • Rhododendron
  • Serviceberry
  • Sweet pepperbush
  • Viburnum
  • Bottlebrush buckeye
  • California lilac
  • Carolina allspice
  • Chokeberry
  • Virginia sweetspire

Most of the above list will grow well in New England’s USDA Zone 5-6. Native shrubs are very appealing for the homeowner because they have existed in the same area for a long period and have adjusted to the local climate and soil conditions. They are very low maintenance often are  drought and pest resistant as well.

Selecting Shrubs for your yard can make less work for you as a homeowner as native shrubs require less work.

If you’re looking for landscaping services in New Hampshire, contact the shrub experts at Elf’s Landscaping today! Based in Rochester New Hampshire we service the surrounding communities of Portsmouth, Dover, Somersworth, Newington, Exeter, Durham, Berwick Maine, and Kittery Maine.

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