Evergreen Conifers Provide Privacy & Maintain a Year-Round Greenery
Conifers not only lend year-round greenery to a garden but contribute beautiful shapes, textures and even smells. Many are excellent for hedges, and small conifers can be bought inexpensively and efficiently planted. Many are fast growing and create a lush, dense hedge in a surprisingly short time. One attractive tip is to plant a conifer hedge and a low wall to hide any barren spots below the plants.
Evergreen conifers are also excellent choices for low maintenance gardens
Most conifers do not need much pruning. Indeed, many should not be pruned heavily at all unless their branches are broken or diseased. They grow naturally into pyramids and columns or as prostrate plants. The good idea is to plant them with other low-maintenance plants such as heather and native grasses. They look good in entryway gardens and island beds. Single specimens can be planted in their beds, which can be enlarged as the plant grows.