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Have you ever seen shrubs that have been planted too closely together?



At first glance, it looks like the new plants in the landscape above fit just fine into this area.

But, what if I told you that those small shrubs grow 6 feet high and wide at maturity?

As they grow, out come the hedge trimmers and over pruned, ugly shrubs are the result.

Unfortunately, this is a problem that has reached almost epidemic proportions in areas throughout the Southwest.

Why else would people prune beautiful flowering shrubs into something that resembles anonymous, green blobs?

The good news is that you can avoid this from happening in your landscape.  Even if you currently have overcrowded shrubs, you can solve the problem.

I recently wrote an article for Houzz.com on how to avoid overcrowded and the resulting overpruning…

I hope that you find this article helpful – I’d love to hear your thoughts.