Today decorative shrubs have become an indispensable attribute of the urban environment, forest park areas and household plots. Many specially choose such types of shrubs that can withstand an aggressive urban environment or the vagaries of nature.
At the same time, it is important to remember that longevity to a bush will in many respects provide prudence of the person. Any beautifully flowering shrubs have certain characteristics and requirements, the account of which will help to long enjoy the natural beauty. During work on the site, it is necessary to balance the aesthetic and functional components.
In this article, read:
- 1 The process of seedling selection for the site
- 2 Selection of shrubs
- 3 Beautiful or comfortable?
- 4 Quality characteristics
- 5 Secrets of home design
- 6 Decorative shrubs: care and cultivation. Video
- 7 Ornamental shrubs on a private plot. A photo
The process of seedling selection for the site
Select decorative shrubs is necessary, based on whether it is planned for a suburban area active or passive rest. If it is a question of the first, then it is necessary to refuse high green plantings. For those who prefer unhurried walks or just the opportunity to sit in the shade, you should choose a beautifully flowering shrub that does not require constant care. Gardener amateurs strongly recommend making a choice in favor of minimalist solutions:
- a wig tree;
Decorators recommend not to dwell on any one option, because you can always choose winter-hardy bushes, able to decorate the site and hold out for several seasons. The only strict requirement is the soil, namely its type. If, for example, the soil on the site is acidic, then in this case some decorative shrubs will be inaccessible. The relevant information can always be found on a plate with a description of the bush.
The charming bride of the garden area - snow-white buds of peonies.
Harmony of peonies in an unusually delicate color range of flowering buds and glossy green leaves.
The first peonies in the spring garden.
For decorative flowering shrubs you need a strictly defined amount of sunlight. That is why even before the purchase is necessary to clarify the seller, light or shade lovers are offered in the store. If it is a question of the first type, then it is necessary to refuse the purchase of those whose plot is the most part of the light day in the shade. Seriously think about this issue is necessary and for those who have on the site are large farm buildings, such as a garage, a barn and so on.
The unpretentious islets of carpet phlox saturate the garden areas from the beginning of summer to August.
A thrilling sea of phloxes of all colors of the rainbow in the summer garden.
Selection of shrubs
If the gardener does not want to spend time on closing and revealing green spaces, you need to make sure of their ability to survive not only summer, but also winter. Thermal conservation of shrubs requires a lot of time and experience, so not everyone will be able to properly cope with this. Cope with a similar task more experienced neighbor in the suburban area or an invited specialist.
Decoration of the autumn garden plot is a bright barberry bush.
In this case, do not worry that only non-frost-resistant ornamental shrubs have some unique qualities. To implement any design idea is possible with all-season bushes, the names of which are presented in thematic catalogs of stores. You can implement any design project yourself. To do this, it will take quite a bit:
- sketch or photo with a favorite design;
- necessary shrubs or seedlings;
- fruit trees;
- tools to be used for planting;
- top dressing.
Beautiful or comfortable?
Often you can hear stories about how the inhabitants of the Moscow region doubt between the two, they think, equivalent alternatives. If one likes garden flowers, then others are ready to give a million arguments on why decorative trees and shrubs are more preferable for a suburban site. The answer to find this question is much simpler. If the gardener is willing to spend a lot of time to choose a place, soil, fertilizing and so on, then garden flowers can be safely taken. The main thing is that the seedling selection process is performed correctly.
Amazingly gentle pink paprika wood (skimpie) is well suited for the hedge of a garden plot.
Dwarf scumia on the mountain slopes of the Crimea.
A dense crown of blossoming scum will successfully protect from the southern sun a small house in Thailand.
When there is no great desire and time to dig in the earth, it is necessary to choose frost-resistant green plantations for a summer residence. Virtually any decorative shrub does not require frequent fertilizing or any other tedious manipulation. When choosing seedlings for a garden, it is necessary to think several times about whether the gardener is ready to regularly prune. Some fast-growing shrubs need regular and frequent pruning. If you do not have time, then in the store it is better to choose low and compact options. To buy in this case, fruit trees are also not recommended.
Summer residents who prefer creative green compositions will be able to fully implement any ideas using small shrubs. First, they are really beautiful, if we talk about the appearance. Secondly, it's very easy to work with them. It will be possible, even on their own, to give them absolutely any form. Thirdly, caring for the finished composition will not take much energy or time. As a result, even with a short stay in the villa site, the owner does not have to worry about the safety of the resulting flower arrangement.
As a practical advice of experienced gardeners, geotextiles can be applied on the site. Universal and completely safe material, reducing the time for planting and further processing of shrubs. Find such material for the dacha can be in any specialized store, the main thing is that its characteristics coincide with the characteristics of the soil on the site.
The dense crown of the perennial vesicle is created to create whimsical geometric figures in landscape design.
Summarizing all of the above, any evergreen shrub has the following obvious advantages:
- Modern appearance. Perennial green plantations are characterized by a small form, ease of handling and unpretentiousness. Their use reduces the time required to maintain the garden in proper condition. As a rule, blossom shrubs begin strictly at a certain time.
- The result of many years of breeding. Years of scientific research helped to develop various options for cottages, endowed with the necessary horticulturist characteristics, for example, resistance to pests.
- Complete freedom of creativity. Today, it is not fashionable to prune shrubbery in order to give it certain geometrically correct parameters, but free growth. If coniferous shrubs on the countryside were originally properly planted, then they themselves can perfectly master the new area. Growing independently, the shrubs for the garden will create truly unusual compositions.
- If the owner plans to pick up geometrically correct forms for a summer residence, then the choice should be made in favor of short-cut lawns and fruit trees, which will create the necessary forms. Individual decorative coniferous plantations can help.
Secrets of home design
Minimalism should not be too much, for any dacha it is important to always acquire a diverse seedling that allows you to create a visual harmony. Even if the household plot does not differ in size, do not fill it with dwarf plants. First, they will only heighten the sense of an acute shortage of space. Secondly, the owner of the site will not be able to fully relax here. Experts advise choosing seedlings in such a way that there is always a smooth transition of dimensions and shapes.
Maximalism also should not dominate. Depending on the chosen design concept villas should be selected plants. If this work is done not by an experienced landscape designer, but by the owner of the dacha, then it is worth very carefully observe the parameters. Ideally, you must adhere to the ratio of 50/50: measure the tallest tree or shrub located on the site, and find half of the resulting figure. To the result, you can add 5-7 centimeters, and with these parameters you can go to the store for seedlings.
The correct grouping of plants is important. Many summer residents rush into the 2 most common extremes. If one makes the landing as close as possible, then the second unnecessarily increase the distance between the plants. Optimum will be the distance from 0.5 to 1.5 m² between green plantings of different species.
Any shrubs for the garden - a great opportunity to transform the surrounding space. However for this purpose it is necessary to take into account set of parameters. A sound calculation and understanding of the ultimate goal will help not to spend money in vain, creating a small paradise on your site.
Decorative shrubs: care and cultivation. Video
Decorative shrubs on the plot. A photo