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Landscaping With Evergreens

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Landscaping With Evergreens

An evergreen is a tree, shrub, bush or plant that continues to hold its lush green foliage year round while requiring very little maintenance and water.  For these reasons, 2016 holds evergreens amongst the most popular shrubs and bushes for landscaping.  Because they are low maintenance plants, evergreens make for an excellent investement for your landscaping design plan.  Many homes utilize evergreens for small aesthetic décor by planting them in container pots on the front porch or backyard patio.  Other landscaping designed yards are drawn to the larger sized evergreens creating a tall privacy fence around small yards or shaded areas for larger backyards. These cheap landscaping ideas and DIY design options are countless when integrating evergreen trees and shrubs. 
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Landscaping With Evergreens

No matter your home decorating style, evergreens fit the landscaping design.  Whether you follow a contemporary and modern décor, or fall back to traditional and country themes, these healthy plants will fit your style.  Like all the best trees for landscaping, evergreens may seem like an overwhelming design task because of all the types available.  In addition to browsing our online landscaping photos, visiting your local tree nursery can make this project that much easier.  View the picture gallery and find the best types of evergreens for your yard and design style.  Make sure to view some of the backyard landscape designs with top rated plants including ornamental flowering breeds and dwarf evergreen trees and shrubs.  In addition to finding the best types of evergreens for your yard, you can also find other flowering designer plants and trees that complement the dark green foliage.
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Landscaping With Evergreens

One of the most common ways to use evergreens is as a screen in the landscape. Tall, columnar varieties of arborvitae, yew, and juniper are great for small spaces. If you have room, be sure to include broadleaf evergreens, such as rhododendrons, as well.
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Landscaping With Evergreens

Create Privacy One of the most common ways to use evergreens is as a screen in the landscape. Tall, columnar varieties of arborvitae, yew, and juniper are great for small spaces. If you have room, be sure to include broadleaf evergreens, such as rhododendrons, as well. Discover top plants for growing as hedges.
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Landscaping With Evergreens

Enjoy a Soothing Backdrop Give your beds and borders a beautiful background with evergreens. Choose tall varieties that have dark green foliage to accentuate bright colors. Or select cultivars with colorful foliage (such as the blue spruce shown here) to add interest to your plantings. Test Garden Tip: Pay attention to plant shapes. Tall, upright evergreens (such as narrow ‘Iseli Fastigiate’ blue spruce and ‘Medora’ juniper) create wonderful contrasts with mounded perennials and grasses, for example. Learn more about blue spruce.
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Landscaping With Evergreens

Give your beds and borders a beautiful background with evergreens. Choose tall varieties that have dark green foliage to accentuate bright colors. Or select cultivars with colorful foliage (such as the blue spruce shown here) to add interest to your plantings. Test Garden Tip: Pay attention to plant shapes. Tall, upright evergreens (such as narrow ‘Iseli Fastigiate’ blue spruce and ‘Medora’ juniper) create wonderful contrasts with mounded perennials and grasses, for example.
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Landscaping With Evergreens

Evergreen Trees Everyone places a high value on evergreen trees for the all-year foliage and constant ornamental qualities. A plant that holds it’s foliage through all four seasons keeps our spirits up over dreary winter days while other plants rest and rebuild energy for the coming spring. Evergreen trees can provide a landscape with so much beauty and style when properly placed. Choose your evergreen tree wisely and with some forethought. They come in different shapes, sizes, colors and foliage types. Take into account the actual lot size of your yard you are buying evergreens for. Not all evergreen trees retain beauty after a harsh shearing when they outgrow their allotted space. You can find the perfect style and size for your landscape and house style with the variety we offer. Selecting the evergreen trees above gives you some excellent advantages. Every evergreen tree we ship has a well-established root system. We know that this is so beneficial to your tree adapting to your soil and climate. Your new evergreen trees will start showing new growth soon after you plant them. Evergreen privacy hedges are easily planted with a narrower shaped tree. Consider the Thuja trees – both the Thuja Green Giant and the Thuja Emerald Green are excellent for hedging. Holly trees are another excellent choice. The Nellie Stevens Holly and the American Holly Trees varieties are also great for creating solitude or planted for stand-alone beauty. Evergreen accent trees are a great way to add color and character to your landscape. Blue is a foliage color once usually finds only in evergreens – look at our Sapphire Cypress, Eucalyptus tree and of course our Skyrocket Juniper, which is so popular for small spaces. Formal landscapes or those that have a European style are perfect for the elegant look of our Italian Cypress tree. In colder climates, you can use Emerald Green or Thuja Green Giant to get this same styling but they should be sheared to mimic the shape of the Cypress. If you are looking for an evergreen specimen tree, you can use any of those already mentioned. Don’t overlook our Cryptomeria tree – its soft, feathery beauty makes it a very popular evergreen tree with homeowners in many areas. All of your evergreen trees are carefully prepared, and will adapt quickly and easily to any soil or climate. We offer fast growing, low maintenance evergreen trees with superior resistance to pests and diseases and good drought tolerance. This practice and great rooting allows you to succeed and enjoy growing your new trees.
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Landscaping With Evergreens

Whether you’re looking for backyard or front yard landscape ideas, the most popular types of evergreen trees include the ornamental viburnum and forsythia plants. These are both flowering trees producing light colors year round ranging from white to pink.  Even in the winter months with harsh climates, these ornamental trees will survive and still produce beautiful colors.  The forsythia are small evergreen trees that also bloom beautiful flowers and offer the most design aspect during the spring months.  Tall evergreen trees are become widely popular for 2016 landscaping ideas as they act as the perfect privacy fence.  Even if your town prohibits fences above 6’, you don’t have to worry.  You can grow tall arborvitaes and green evergreens that will reach as much as 15’ to 20’ high.  These are perfect for small yard landscaping design ideas with a neighboring house close by peaking over their natural fence.
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Winter may not be your favorite season outdoors, but it does offer the opportunity to take a good hard look at your landscape while the trees are barren and the perennials down for a nap. During this time, you can usually pinpoint gaps where your garden needs the kind of structure that evergreens provide.
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Besides conifers, other evergreens make great screens, especially when combined with other varieties. Consider tea olive, wax myrtle, ligustrum, cleyera, camellia, anise and sweetbay laurel.
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Pruning a Needle-Bearing Evergreen Evergreens with needle-like foliage usually need pruning only to remove dead, damaged, or diseased limbs. You can also prune to keep their growth compact. Pruning methods vary depending on the conifer’s branching habit.

Evergreens with needle-like foliage usually need pruning only to remove dead, damaged, or diseased limbs. You can also prune to keep their growth compact. Pruning methods vary depending on the conifer’s branching habit.
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Think beyond fall. Evergreens are an essential component of any four-season landscape, and as much as this garden is stunning in autumn we can see the structural bones of the garden ready to exert their influence. From dwarf pine trees, including Japanese black pine (Pinus thunbergii ‘Thunderhead’, hardy to -20°F) and dwarf Siberian pine (Pinus pumila ‘Blue Dwarf’, hardy to -30°F), to prostrate forms of deodar cedar (Cedrus deodara ‘Snow Sprite’, hardy to 5°F and Cedrus deodara ‘Feelin’ Blue’) and mounding evergreen shrubs such as the multihued Gulf Stream heavenly bamboo (Nandina domestica ‘Gulf Stream’, hardy to -10°F), this design promises winter beauty.
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Evergreens stand up to winter weather and add a backdrop of silver-blue, blue-green and yellow-green hues to the landscape. They provide ground cover and act as a natural privacy screen. And fall is an ideal time to plant tree seedlings and saplings—they’ve already gone dormant and don’t need as much water or sunlight as in warmer months. Here’s a look at what these hardy shrubs, potted plants and plants can do for your lawn.
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Evergreens make great decorative plants that don’t have to be brought indoors during chilly temps. Many in the shrub, ground cover and small tree categories can be placed in containers: Bergenia, ‘Blue Star’ juniper, Hicks yew, golden creeping Jenny and ‘Golden Sword’ yucca are reliable choices. Select a weatherproof pot that protects against frost and use quality soil or potting mix. They’ll grow slowly during the winter, but won’t be dormant. Continue with a regular watering schedule unless plants aren’t able to absorb it.
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Tall, columnar specimens like Italian cypress, Thuja ‘Green Giant’, ‘Emerald’ arborvitae and ‘North Pole’ arborvitae can be ornamental when planted singularly or act as a privacy wall when planted in a row. The shorter and denser ‘Nellie R. Stevens’ holly is another popular choice for creating privacy. Positioning large evergreens such as Douglas fir, Leyland cypress and various pine trees on the eastern or northern side of your house can even create a windbreak and help reduce heating costs during the winter.

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