Living landscaping such as trees, shrubs, and plant beds can help make your property a beautiful and inviting space. These elements also bring with them practical benefits that include structure, definition, and privacy for your outdoor spaces.
The placement of plant beds carves out the shape of your landscape area, creating perimeters that separate turf areas from living spaces. By breaking up your green space into multiple areas, plant beds provide your backyard with variety and usability.
Trees and shrubs take this sense of definition a step further by maturing into natural “walls” that you can use to build distinct outdoor rooms. Hedges and rows of trees create a sense of intimacy for dining and sitting areas. When planted along your property line, trees can be used as a type of privacy fence. Wherever they are located, rows of shrubs and trees provide shade that can be very welcome in the heat of summer.
Living landscaping improves your property by adding color, beauty, and texture to your outdoor space. It also serves the practical side of your landscaping by providing definition and privacy. As you plan any new project, keep in mind the structural as well as the ornamental benefits of landscaping.