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Landscaping with Evergreens

Evergreens add year-round beauty to your garden. Here’s how!

Adding color to winter landscapes is easy with evergreens. The beauty of evergreens is year-round, adding constant green to your property, even when all other plants are dormant. Evergreens are essential for Maryland landscapes; consider these professional tips for landscaping with evergreens. If you are ready to pursue a landscape makeover in Maryland, The Landscape Design Center in Edgewater, MD, is happy to be your landscaper.

Pro Tips for Landscaping with Evergreens

Add “Greenery” at Every Angle

In the winter, all may look brown and drab. In your landscape, plant evergreens at key spots so that you have some color and texture year-round. It will help liven up the landscape considerably, give the wildlife a place to feel safe, and give you something to decorate with lights at Christmas, Hanukkah, or any holiday you might celebrate.

Create Rhythm

Evergreens are also excellent for creating a continual element of rhythm throughout your landscaping. For example, a row of small shrubs along the front or side of your home creates a “rhythm” of shape and color. They help to organize the eye and give an anchor to the bed. They are also excellent for creating symmetry for a traditional look.

They Come in All Shapes and Sizes

Depending on your evergreen, they come in all shapes, sizes, and colors, and some you can  sculpt into different shapes. Topiaries usually use taxus baccata or viburnum tinus to create living sculptures of geometric shapes or animals. Parterres are low-trimmed shrubs sculpted into an ornate pattern. Some shrubs and trees come dwarfed so maintenance is minimal. Play with color as well. There are a number of ‘evergreens’ that are blue, yellow and even red!

Add Privacy to Your Home

One of the most popular ways to landscape with evergreens is to plant hedges or trees for privacy. Evergreens can block otherwise very exposed views into your home. If you allow evergreen trees to grow tall, they also can become a landmark in your neighborhood.

Add a Sweet Scent to Your Garden

Some evergreens have aromatic flowers and foliage. Gardenias, Mountain Laurels, Fragrant Sweet Box, Bayberries, and Virginia Sweetspires are just a few. Don’t forget about evergreen herbs, like Rosemary, Lavender, Sage, and Thyme. Cedars, Junipers and Hollies are great around the holidays because you can take clippings and make a garland or a centerpiece!

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