Considering Topiary for Your Business? Here’s What You Need to Know from Your Denver Tree Company

May 29, 2020

As a business owner, keeping your Denver landscaping in good condition is always a priority. It makes your business look more professional and inspires confidence in your clients and customers before they set foot in your building. While you can always keep your trees and bushes clean with regular tree trimming appointments, there’s no reason you can’t have a little fun with it. Incorporating a bit of topiary work into your landscape design can make your business stand out from the others in your area. If you’re thinking of adding topiary to your landscaping, this is what you need to know. 

It Won’t Hurt Your Bushes
You would think that trimming your bushes into interesting shapes would end up damaging their growth cycles and shorten their lifespans. Luckily, this isn’t the case. When done properly, topiary can be just as beneficial for your plants as regular trimming. It keeps dead growth at bay and gives your plants a chance to thrive with the right amount of sun and water. However, you will want to make sure not to trim too much or shape your plants too aggressively. If you cut too much too quickly, you’ll end up stressing the plant and can do long-term damage to the plant.

Only Certain Shrubs and Bushes Will Work
Unfortunately, you won’t be able to shape every bush and shrub on your property. Some are just better for topiary than others. Think about the type of shrubs you have on your property and how they look after recent trimming. If you’re still able to see the branches and trunk after trimming, it’s not going to be the best option. You want a shrub with tons of leaf coverage so the designs you create will look as good as you imagine them to be. 

Topiary Requires Upkeep
If you’re looking for landscaping that you can create and forget about, topiary isn’t for you. It requires tons of maintenance if you want to keep the shapes looking pristine. This means trimming the shrubs as soon as you notice extra growth popping out. This is painstaking maintenance that you’ll need to do by hand with clippers to ensure the shapes stay true. If you’re looking to change the shape, you’ll want to control the growth in the direction of the new shape. This means trimming only a portion of the shrub and letting others grow out. Unfortunately, these in-between stages can make your landscaping look unkempt. 

Topiary Won’t Distract from Other Plants
Ultimately, topiary is meant to be a unique addition to your business’s landscaping. It’s designed to capture peoples’ imaginations and attention. However, it’s not enough to completely distract customers and clients from the condition of the rest of your landscaping. You’ll still need to pay attention to the rest of your landscaping. If your trees and standard-trimmed shrubs look overgrown, your topiary won’t be as impactful. You’ll want to schedule regular tree trimming and shrub trimming appointments to make sure the rest of your landscaping looks as impactful as you want it to. 

It’s Something You Can Handle on Your Own
Finding an experienced landscaping service that’s also skilled in topiary is like finding a chef that’s also skilled in glass blowing. Landscapers and tree trimming companies are adept at taking care of trees and shrubs and making sure they’re in good condition. They’re not always great at turning our shrubs into pieces of art. If you have the knack for creativity and are able to handle tree trimming and maintenance on your own, you may be able to keep your plants looking great without the help of a professional team Keep in mind that you’ll still want to hire an experienced team to help you keep your trees and the rest of your landscaping in good condition. Topiary requires a unique hand, but that same hand may not be ideal for caring for the rest of your business’s plants and landscaping.

It Can Be Good for the Environment
Ultimately, topiary can be incredibly beneficial both for your company’s image and the environment at large. The more plants you incorporate into your landscape design, the better off your property and the environment itself will be. This is because more plants on your property means cleaner air in your area. The plants help pull impurities from the air and get rid of contaminants, helping protect both your business and the community at large. Turning your plants into works of art won’t impact their effectiveness. It just makes them more visually interesting.

Topiary Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Enjoy Your Trees
Remember, just because you’re incorporating topiary into your designs doesn’t mean you have to incorporate it into your entire company’s landscape design. You’re free to shape a single bush or shrub or leave them all in their natural shape. It’s entirely up to you and your company’s landscaping goals. If you want to make topiary a main feature for your entire business’s landscape design, you can. However, if you want to shape a single bush and leave the rest in their natural state, you’re free to do so. It’s a matter of personal preference and can be based on the needs of your business. 

The Options Are Limitless
When it comes to topiary, the only limit is your imagination. Almost any design can be created, but it’s up to you to decide what will work best for your company. Keep in mind that any design you create will require ongoing maintenance and care. You’ll need to pay attention to the way your landscaping looks every day to make sure the shapes remain pristine. If you’re willing to put in the work and are willing to get creative with a pair of garden trimmers, you’ll be able to keep your landscaping looking pristine.

Let Us Help You Keep Your Trees in Good Shape
Topiary is a great improvement for your property, but you still need to keep the rest of your plants and trees looking great, whether they’re shaped or not. Don’t handle it on your own. Contact our team to schedule an appointment today.  
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