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What is a mixed shrub border?

What is a mixed shrub border?

A mixed border is exactly what its name suggests: A mixture of perennials, annuals, and shrubs in a garden bed edged on at least one side by a structure, fence, driveway, walkway, wall, or other boundaries. This style of garden bed has been utilized for centuries and with good reason.

How do you plant a mixed shrub border?

  1. Step 1: Prepare Soil. woman raking compost into soil.
  2. Step 2: Create Edging. woman making raised edge with rocks.
  3. Step 3: Arrange the Plants. woman positioning shrubs in bed.
  4. Step 4: Check Roots and Trim. trimming shrub roots from root ball.
  5. Step 5: Dig Holes for Plants.
  6. Step 6: Place and Water All Plants.

What shrub makes a good border?

The 5 Best Hedges

  • Emerald Green Arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis ‘Smaragd’)
  • Dwarf English Boxwood (Buxus sempervirens ‘Suffruticosa’)
  • Red-Tipped Photinia (Photinia x fraseri ‘Red Robin’)
  • Forsythia (Forsythia ‘Sunrise’)
  • Weigela (Weigela florida ‘Minuet’)

What is a shrub border?

A shrubbery, shrub border or shrub garden is a part of a garden where shrubs, mostly flowering species, are thickly planted.

How do you Group shrubs together?

The ideal number for groupings is always an odd number – 3, 5, 7, or even more. This allows you to space them more naturally. Remember too that a group should look like a unit, so space the plants a distance about 65% of their final width, so they grow together a little and make a solid mass.

How do you mix shrubs?

Choose contrasting colors to showcase your entire yard and bring life to each shrub. Colors that blend in with one another make it difficult to see the variety of shrubs in your yard. For an example, instead of placing red and orange shrubs next to one another, plant red shrubs next to blue shrubs.

How wide should a shrub border be?

It is better to have fewer planting areas, but make them bigger. One metre wide is really a minimum, two metres better. Just go out and measure the width of a single shrub, rose bush, or perennial and you will see how much space is needed.

How do you combine evergreen shrubs?

Tips for using evergreen shrubs in your landscape

  1. Group evergreen shrubs together. Choose one plant as the focal point and add others that compliment its color, texture and form.
  2. Repeat evergreen shrubs or shrub groupings.
  3. Break up evergreens with deciduous shrubs or plants.
  4. Stagger evergreens for a casual look.

How do you layout shrubs?

Tips for Placing Shrubs

  1. Plant in Groups – don’t just plant a collection of individual plants.
  2. Use Repetition – put the same plant in several spots, it brings harmony.
  3. Use Accents – upright or spreading, choose a variety of forms.
  4. Scatter the Planting – don’t plant in rows, let sizes flow in and out.