Introduction to planting shrubs
Within a project for a garden, it is a fundamental operation to establish which plants to grow and where. Among the elements that define the framework of the scheme, a place of honor certainly belongs to trees and shrubs. The former in fact represent the focal points around which somehow the arrangement of the green space is organized, of which the shrubs represent the backbone. Furthermore, when the garden was too small to accommodate trees, it is precisely the shrubs that take their place, thus also assuming their function as focal points. First of all we must take into account the space in which we want to plant trees and shrubs: every tree must be able to develop freely, so it is necessary to choose varieties that reach dimensions suitable for the available space. In limited spaces, therefore, it will be good to place trees with the most adherent leaves on the trunk, while as a filler those with expanded foliage are particularly indicated. The shrubs will instead have to be distributed over the whole area, without concentrating them in a single point. In this case, in fact, the effect would be very heavy and static due to the angle in which they would be placed. In any case, in addition to the attention given to the initial provision, the various care and maintenance operations will also be fundamental. In this installment we will therefore deepen the techniques and methods of cultivation of both trees and shrubs, from planting to pruning to irrigation.