Choosing the Best Flowering Shrubs for Your Front Yard
Your front yard’s landscaping is vitally important – it’s the first thing that anyone visiting your house will see.
So, how will you know what to choose when it comes to flowering shrubs? What are your best options? Let’s start with what you should consider before choosing shrubs for your landscaping.
What Should You Consider When Choosing Shrubs for Your Landscaping?
There are quite a few things to consider before making your final choice, including
-Proximity to other plants
Above all of these other factors, you will need to consider your climate and hardiness zone as well.
Our Top Choices for Flowering Shrubs
Here are some of our favorite choices for flowering shrubs.
If you are looking something with gorgeous bright color and a pleasant smell, lilac bushes (Syringa vulgaris) are an excellent choice.
They are extremely easy to take care of, the shrubs just need plenty of sunlight, fertile soil, drainage, and annual pruning. \
2. Rose Bushes
One of the best deciduous flowering shrubs to go with are various types of rose bushes. It’s a classic look, it comes in a variety of colors, and they smell great.
Now a lot of people are concerned about the difficulty of growing roses. However, there are quite a few varieties that are easier to handle.
Roses grow best in full sunlight with well-drained, moist, organically rich soil. They will need about 6 hours of direct sunlight a day for the best effect.
3. Witch Hazel
Next up we have witch hazel. It flowers in February or March, making it ideal for getting a head start on your spring landscaping.
Most varieties will grow to be 10-20 feet high (and wide) once fully mature. However, you can prune them as much as you’d like to ensure they fit in your landscaping.
4. Holly Shrubs
Holly shrubs are a very versatile plant with shiny green leaves and bright red berries. Since they’re evergreens, your front yard landscaping will never be bare.
These plants do need well-drained, slightly acidic soil and full sun. However, they are also fairly tolerant of locations that are less than ideal and will grow well in swampy, shaded, or dry areas.
Last but certainly not least, we have azaleas. Specifically, the red azalea bush called the ‘Stewartsonian.’ It’s an evergreen bush, so it will have color all year round. During the warmer spring and summer months, it has a vibrant red color.
They can be grown in hardiness zones 5-8, and they need fertile, well-drained, moist soil to thrive. They also do well with additional mulching as well.
Our Final Thoughts on Choosing Shrubs for Your Home
No matter what shrubs you decide to go with, any of these will make a gorgeous addition to your landscaping. If you need additional help with choosing and planting bushes, contact your local trusted landscaping business.
For those of you in the San Francisco Bay Area, feel free to contact Homescape Now for additional assistance today!