Beautiful Classic Boxwood And Ground Cover Landscaping For A Colonial Home

Beautiful, classic boxwood and ground cover landscaping for a colonial home.

Boxwood and Ground Cover Landscaping

Boxwood Bushes, the perfect choice for any garden. These bushes can cover large areas and need very little care in comparison with other greenery.

If you wish to maintain boxwood as a sheared hedge, there is more work involved. However, aside from watering and mulching, maintaining this plant does not require much effort on your part if it’s allowed to grow naturally in its natural form.

Pruning your boxwood is the most time-consuming part of caring for them when they are grown as a hedge, but you will be rewarded with a healthy and long lasting border. Boxwood is a long-lasting plant, with the potential to live 20–30 years.

Boxwood shrubs can be established as drought-tolerant plants in full sun to a half day of shade.

Looking for a plant that is low-maintenance and green all year round? There are lots of boxwood cultivars out there, so you’ll definitely be able to find one suitable for your garden. For example, a Boxwood wintergreen grows 3 to 4 feet high, with bold green leaves that retain their color all year round.


The Boxwood Tree is from the Buxaceae family. While it contains alkaloids that are toxic to dogs, its leaves contain steroid alkaloids and have a more severe effect on canines than other parts of this plant. These plants, commonly used as hedges or for landscaping purposes in public areas such as parks and schools, pose significant risk due to their presence around children’s play sets where small animals often enjoy playing or resting with no awareness of danger.

Also, despite their ease of care, these beautiful boxwood bushes are also home to many insects. The boxwood bush may have an array of insects living off its bark, but it is still a common ornamental plant in gardens.

Curved Landscape Border Filled With Dwarf Shrubs

Use curved landscape border, fill in with dwarf shrubs, ground cover, stepping stones and mulch/rock. Love it!Curved Landscaping Border

If you’re looking for a way to add some extra interest and dimension to your landscaping, then consider using a curved landscape border. Filling it with dwarf shrubs is a great way to achieve this look. Not only will the shrubs provide visual interest, but they’ll also help to keep the border in place. Plus, they require very little maintenance, which is always a bonus! Here are a few tips on how to create a beautiful curved landscape border filled with dwarf shrubs.

First, you’ll need to choose the right location for your border. It should be in an area that gets plenty of sunlight and has well-drained soil. Once you’ve found the perfect spot, mark out the area with string or garden stakes. Then, use a shovel to dig a trench that’s about six inches deep and two feet wide.

Next, it’s time to select the shrubs that will go inside your border. Look for varieties that stay relatively small, such as boxwood or yew. You can also find dwarf varieties of other shrubs, such as azaleas or rhododendrons. When choosing shrubs, it’s important to consider their mature size, as well as how much sun and shade they need.

Once you’ve chosen the perfect shrubs it’s time to plant them. When planting, be sure to space the shrubs out evenly so that they have room to grow. After planting, water the area well and add a layer of mulch to help retain moisture.

The border itself can be made of stones, bricks, or any other type of hardscape material that you like. The important thing is to make sure that the border is curved so that it looks natural. You can use a garden hose to help you create the perfect curve.

With a little bit of planning and effort, you can create a beautiful curved landscape border filled with dwarf shrubs. This type of border is a great way to add interest and dimension to your landscaping. Plus, it requires very little maintenance, which is always a bonus!

Landscaping Around Trees And Flower Beds

This is a nice way to landscape around your trees and flower beds. The landscaping bricks are loosely placed in a circle around the tree, a couple of feet out from the tree, to leave room for the plants. Quick and easy to do!

Landscaping Around Trees

Love the colorful flowers they have chosen! Makes an otherwise boring tree trunk pop! If I were going to do this, I would also add some lights along the brick line at night…very nice effect.