The Woodlands Tree Service specializes in many commercial and residential services. Shrubbery is a landscaping feature that appears in both. Shrubs can have flowers, or they can add interesting textures and heights that are a nice transition from flowers to trees.
Caring for them from start to finish is a special set of services that we offer. Shrub care is two-fold. First, we are concerned with the plant’s health. Second, we attend to the aesthetics of the plant – making it look good and making it look how it is supposed to according to species specifications.
There are many health benefits included in our shrub services. A healthy shrub is one that is pruned yearly to promote new growth. Over pruning or can result in stunted growth a sparse shrub that can be seen through easily.
Wise care of a shrub starts from the ground up and from the inside out. What we mean by this is that shrubs must be fertilized like all other plants and trees and given appropriate amounts of water, especially in the years following planting. We take special care to treat shrubs as often as needed to keep them looking healthy and beautiful.
Healthy shrubs begin at the plant nursery. We will always choose shrubs for you that are not wilted and do not have discolored foliage. If you have shrubs that came to you in an unhealthy state, we can help you nurse them back to health so that you do not lose the shrubs due to disease or malnutrition.
Healthy plants are beautiful plants, too. They serve many unnoticed purposes, including disguising the foundation of your home, acting as a canvas for more colorful flowers in front of them, and keeping soil from eroding. These are all functional purposes of shrubs which add beauty and value to your home, but they have to be taken care of the right way. Otherwise, they will make your property look shabby and unkept.
For looks, the worst thing you can do is to only prune the outside of the shrub. This will result in shrubs that are empty in the middle, a condition called ‘hollow shrub.’ They are not attractive looking because they only produce leaves on the outer parts of the branches.
Another unattractive practice is to only prune the part of the shrub that faces outward. To have a pretty three-dimensional shrub, you must prune the whole thing, even if parts of it are not as visible.
When you are first doing your landscaping, buy plants that will be the right size for the area once they are fully grown. Buying a shrub that is too big or too small for the area you intend to put them in can cause distortion in your landscaping. If you made this mistake in the beginning, all hope is not lost! The Woodlands Tree Services can attend to the needs of shrubs that need lots of attention. We can help you keep these shrubs from outgrowing their space.