A popular shrub used in casual and formal landscapes, boxwood landscaping adds beautiful evergreen foliage and visual appeal to a yard. They thrive in both partial shade and sun, and they tolerate drastic pruning very well. In fact, they are among the most versatile shrubs.
If you’re interested in adding boxwoods to your landscape, here’s a look at some stunning ways to incorporate them.
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Use It to Accent a Gate
Use boxwoods to frame a gate. You can either plant the boxwoods in front of a fence on either side of a gate, or you can forego the fence completely and use the shrubs to delineate your property line. Whichever option you choose, trim the boxwood into a design that suits your personal taste. For instance, you can prune them into large balls, or you can shape them so they almost resemble a wall.
Use it as Edging for a Garden
Boxwoods can be used to as natural edging for a garden. They will add to the beauty of your gardens and create distinction between flowerbeds and your lawn. Trim the boxwoods so that they remain relatively low to the ground and you’ll have a stunning edge for your perennials and annuals. And when the flowers die off at the end of the season, the boxwoods will continue to add color to your garden.
Plant it in Bulk
For a real sculptural impact, plant several boxwoods together in one space. Prune the shrubs so that they are all in the same shape, such as balls or cubes, or trim them so that the shapes alternate, creating a pattern in your plants.
Create Natural Privacy
If you want to add some privacy to your yard, considering using boxwoods instead of a fence. Their dense leaves are evergreen, so they will provide privacy all year long. Plant a series of boxwoods along your property line, or use them to separate different areas in your yard; for example, you can use them between an outdoor dining space and a cozy seating area.
Build a Maze
If you’re feeling up for a challenge, consider using boxwood to create a living maze in your yard. Lay them out in an intricate pattern. Include dead ends with seating areas tucked between the plants, and of course, arrange a way to get out of the maze. This is a great way to add some fun to your yard.
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