I have a secret: I am easily irritated by shrubbery. The master gardening, real-estate-selling homeowner in me just can’t believe how common it is for people to have overgrown shrubs and plants in their landscapes.
If you are a homeowner or are preparing your home for sale, take a step back and look at your home as if you are seeing it for the first time. How is your curb appeal? Does the architecture of your home dominate or is it being dominated by your overgrown shrubbery?
Signs your bushes and shrubs are overgrown
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As a closing thought, don’t be afraid to scrap a tired, overgrown landscape and get a new start. Local landscape designer, Rich Harms, advises that, “Whereas trees should be considered a permanent fixture, shrubs generally, but not always, arrive at a point where they’ve outlived their aesthetic appeal regardless of care.”
I would like to thank landscape designer, Richard Harms with Rich Designs, LLC, for contributing expertise for this story. Thanks, Rich!