Shrubs are a sure way to make a great statement to any yard. They are smaller trees, and have lots of beautiful foliage and bloom. They can also easily be used as an alternative to a fence. Not only will they allow you some natural privacy they will be sure to look great. Many of these shrubs can easily be sheared or pruned to make them the desired height. These typically tend to be low maintenance and just need to be pruned if and when desired.