Shrubs are very important in the natural environment—providing shelter and food for a variety of animals and birds, but they are often underutilized in landscapes, even those that were professionally designed and installed.
As a design element, shrubs provide the medium height in a garden and help blend the differences between trees, herbaceous plants and grass lawns. Colorado Landscapes leverages the natural variations of shrubs in a practical and artful way in our clients’ beautiful landscapes.
The woody branches of shrubs, especially those native to our sunny, arid climate, provide fullness to the aesthetics of a finished yard. This fullness is what often gives a garden that established look and also provides visual interest during the winter.
In any landscape, it's important to have variation in heights. Shrubs provide the intermediate height between the taller trees and the shorter plants.
If you want to attract birds to your garden, shrubs are an important element as many shrubs have berries that are attractive to birds as well as providing shelter. They also provide nectar-rich flowers that attract hummingbirds and butterflies. How wonderful!