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Landscaping Your Home Using Shrubs

Choosing plants for your home landscaping project isn’t always easy. But shrubs can be a great way to add texture and color to your yard. As an added bonus, many are low maintenance, give you added privacy and can reduce noise inside your home.

Let’s have a look at a few things that you must consider while landscaping your home using shrubs.

  1. Place Appropriately

Shrub placement should be thought out before a shovel ever hits the dirt. They should be planted far enough apart so that when they have fully grown they don’t end up tangled. When you buy them from the nursery they may seem small, but eventually will grow pretty big.

  1. Go for Blooming Shrubs

If you want a vibrant look for your garden, add shrubs that will flower one or more times a year. Blooms always add more color and fragrance to your garden.

  1. Pick Native Plants

When you can, select plants that are native so you don’t have to spend a lot on the pest control and other maintenance.

Let’s have a look at some of the shrubs that will look just fabulous in your garden!

The Butterfly Bush

Butterfly bush is one of our favorites. It blooms in mid-summer with fragrant flowers that are a main attraction for butterflies and hummingbirds. These shrubs grow quite fast during springs and summers.

Russian Sage

This is the upright-growing shrub. It blossoms with Lavender blue flowers in the late spring and summer.


Forsythia are among the most beautiful blooming shrubs. They bloom with yellow flowers in early spring each year. It turns green during other seasons and can go well against the backdrop of your house.

New Mexico Privet

This shrub is more commonly known as the Desert Olive. It grows about 12 to 18 feet tall and 12 feet wide. It has smooth green leaves which turn yellow during the fall.

Three Leaf Sumac

This shrub is commonly known as the Skunkbush. Its distinctive three leaves turn red in the fall. In spring it has small yellow flowers with red fruits. The leaves are fragrant when you brush against them or crush them. If you are looking for varying colors in your garden every season, this shrub should be one of your choices.

Using shrubs for landscaping adds a natural, colorful and fragrant touch to your home. If you live in Santa Fe, NM and you are looking for native shrubs for managing your landscape then you should visit Newman’s Nursery. We have all of the above-mentioned shrubs and many more to meet your needs! Enjoy the fruits of nature with the best shrubs in town.