Landscaping is generally the finishing touch in the home construction process. If you’re building a home or want to completely makeover your landscape you probably don’t want to feel like your yard is bare and empty for a long time. In this post we are going to tell you about five shrubs and plants that are fast growing to have your yard on the way to feeling lush and full in no time.
This astonishing bush is excellent for adding color to your yard. In the summer and fall it will turn a brilliant red color that will pop in your scenery. During other times of the year you can expect euonymus to be a dark forest green. However you plan to use euonymus, it will grow quickly. It averages heights anywhere from 8 to 10 feet, and spreads out about 6 to 8 feet. Euonymus can be planted in full sun or partial shade, however you should allow for water drainage.
The lilac bush
Lilac bushes are a wonderful addition to your landscape. Not only do they grow fast and look beautiful, they also produce a comforting aroma. There are several varieties of lilacs, purple being the most popular. The only set back to lilacs is that they only bloom once a year, and once the lilacs are gone, you have to wait until next year to catch that smell again. That is why we suggested planting more than one variety, so you can enjoy them throughout the season.
Frost Proof Gardenia
The Gardenia is an excellent choice if you are looking for flowering shrubs. This shrub produces beautiful white flowers that have a perfumed smell as they bloom. The frost proof gardenia grows excellent with a little bit of water a day. You can grow them in partial shade or in full sunlight, and will get to be about 3 to 4 feet high and 2 to 6 feet wide. These gardenia’s are very well shaped and can be put in the front or side of your yard, without the fear of deer eating them or the cold weather killing them. Gardenias are a hearty plant that will do well in Utah’s climate and can make you look like an excellent gardener, even if you don’t possess the gift of the green thumb.
The Elderberry didn’t get the nickname “black beauty” for nothing. This shrub has a combination of purple and black leaves with contrasting soft pink flowers. It also produces black purple berries in the late summer, which will bring a variety of songbirds to your yard. These grow fast in full sun, so it’s best to grow them around your house where there is little shade during the day. These shrubs grow to about 5 or 6 feet high and wide, and you can grow them in a variety of soil types.
These plants are the Goldilocks of the shrub world as they are best known for their vibrant yellow color. In the early spring and fall, the Forsythia shrubs will give off a spectacular array of yellow and reddish colors. They grow about 2 to 4 feet a year, and get to be about 8 to 10 feet high and wide. You can plant them in partial shade or full sunlight, and they don’t take much maintenance. Forsythia is great for filling in space and bringing bright color into your yard.
We hope this post gave you some great ideas on how to add more succulence to your yard this summer. At Remodel West we focus on making your home beautiful inside and out. We hire professional landscapers to add the finishing touches to your yard to help you feel at home.
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