The evergreens are the mesmerising of the winter garden. In the summer, they serve as soothing backdrops; in the winter, they take centre stage. They will help your garden all year long. When you plant something once, your time and money will grow with it. There are several different kinds. They all have certain characteristics in common that make any of them suitable for your garden.
Green During the Year
They are green no matter how you look at them. Throughout the year, leaves are shed in small amounts at a time. In the winter, the colour fades slightly, but the overall effect is green.Boxwood, for example, rarely appears to be losing leaves. Trimming is the only way to keep it in check. It’s a popular choice for cutting into various shapes, like topiary.
Some people leave Boxwood to grow wild and never cut it down. It creates a more frilly and flowing effect. In the winter, the bright green leaves turn a yellowish-green colour.
In the summer, evergreens absorb the heat of the sun and cast a cooling shadow. Arborvitae is a tall and wide plant. From top to bottom, it provides a lot of shade. It can grow to its natural and monstrous size by planting it away from the house and power lines.
Blocking of Wind
The dense growth of many evergreens effectively blocks the wind. Houses, other structures, and plants are all protected by blocking cold or snow-laden wind. Wind and snowdrifts are reduced most effectively by planting in rows.
To shield against the winter wind, plant a row or two large evergreens on the north or northwest side of the building. It creates a fantastic wind-blocking living barricade. You will note a decrease in your heating bill as they grow larger.
Provide food and Cover to Birds
In a leafy shrub, birds can easily hide from predators. In the summer, if the shrub has grown tall enough above ground, they are also a safe place to build a nest.
Conifers have seeds in their cones. Birds forage for food while remaining concealed. Other evergreens, such as holly produce colourful berries that birds enjoy.
The density of the shrubs muffles sounds from the street or nearby highways. The noises are still audible but not as clearly. They consume street noises in the same way as carpet does on a hard floor. A row of evergreens along the front edge of your yard demarcates the start of your property from the sidewalk or driveway.
Views on the Screen
Even if they are beautiful, evergreens can obscure your view of the street or your next-door neighbours. So that no one sees you surround a lawn or pool with evergreens. It’s worth taking the time to step out on the balcony, which is made private by an evergreen hedge planted next to it.
Purify or Clean the Air
The process of evergreen is to absorb carbon dioxide from the air and release oxygen, which helps the plant grow. As a result, we take in oxygen from plants and expel carbon dioxide, which benefits both our growth and the wellbeing of the evergreen. As silent friends, evergreens and citizens work together.
Flower scents enter and then go, but certain evergreen scents are available all year. What person doesn’t like the scent of pine? You can tell you’re in the presence of a “still life” by the smell of evergreen like pine. The fragrance of conifers is much stronger in the winter. It doesn’t have to deal with dormant plants.
Evergreens play several roles in your yard, whether behind the scenes in the summer or revealing their beauty in the winter. With a year-round return on your time and money, there are plenty of reasons to start with; I’m growing home planting evergreens right now.