Once planted, trees and shrubs will be around for decades, so head to the store with a plan so you don't waste valuable time and money. Consider ones that grow well in your climate, are appropriate for your space, and complement your landscape design.
Instead of planting a hedge of just one type of bush, consider a variety of low-growing evergreens in various heights, colours, shapes and textures. This will create an interesting backdrop for your seasonal flowers and an appealing look that will carry into winter.
Give the trees and shrubs you plant plenty of room to grow. One mistake people often make is to plant trees or shrubs too close to each other or their residence.
Remember that fully grown trees may interfere with the foundation or wiring, drop leaves into the gutter, and be more trouble than you ever intended. Don't plant a tree too close to your neighbour's property, either.
There are quite a few landscaping solutions that trees, shrubs, and ornamentals can provide, including:
Consult your local nursery for recommendations on choosing plants. As a general rule, choose plants with healthy, vigorous top-growth that have a good root system with no signs of disease, pests, or damage.