Landscape Shrubs Gallery

Shrubs are popular design elements for homes and businesses alike. They provide a host of benefits, as well, including decorative properties, enhanced safety, and even privacy. Elan Landscaping offers shrub installation and care that improve your home’s curb appeal.

A Breakdown of Benefits

When you think of shrubbery, you probably think of enhancing aesthetic appeal as a design element. While that can certainly be the case, shrubs can do so much more. They can:

  • Keep your home cooler in the summer, reducing your energy bills;
  • Act as a deterrent for burglars when placed directly under windows;
  • Improve air quality in your yard;
  • Deter certain pests (some shrubs emit odors that pests don’t like);
  • Facilitate wildlife such as birds and butterflies on your property;
  • Provide privacy when used to frame your yard; and
  • Add fragrance.

Choosing the Right Shrubs

Choosing the right shrubs for your home doesn’t have to be a daunting task, especially when you work with a professional landscaping company. Simply choose the benefits that are most important to you, and Elan will recommend shrubbery and placement that will suit your needs and the unique climate. Some shrubs are fuller than others, some require less maintenance, and some provide colorful, fragrant blooms during certain seasons. These things can all have an impact on your choice of shrubbery.

Using Shrubs to the Fullest

Although you might think of shrubs as decorative items placed at the front of your home, they’re capable of much more. In fact, certain types of shrubs can be used to frame your yard and provide privacy. This is often viewed as more elegant than a simple fence, and in some cases, it’s even easier to maintain. You can also use shrubs to build a garden wall, separating part of your yard from the rest and creating a stunning haven to plant flowers, vegetables, and more.

Shrub Maintenance

Almost all shrubs will need to be maintained to a degree. They’ll need water, trimming, and pruning in some cases. Elan can help you choose shrubs based on the required maintenance and care, and they can even schedule shrub care throughout the year to help them look their best. Elan offers shrub trimming, pruning, and installation services to all of the Chicagoland area.

Shrub Removal

Elan can also help you remove shrubs from your property that are in ill health or taking away from your home’s curb appeal. In some cases, shrubs can become overgrown and take over other plant life, block windows, or simply make a home appear in disarray. Elan has the knowledge and expertise to resolve these issues, whether that means completely reshaping a shrub, nursing it back to health, or removing it in favor of a different variety.

Shrubs are more than just another design element that adds curb appeal to your home. In fact, the benefits are many, and most homes can benefit from well-placed shrubs in varieties that thrive in the Midwestern climate. Elan is knowledgeable and experienced when it comes to the installation, care, and extraction of shrubs of all types.


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