Springtime is a good time to take a critical look at the landscaping around your self storage facility. Facilities without any landscaping look bleak and unwelcoming. Good landscaping adds greatly to the curb appeal for your business. Potential customers are more willing to rent units from a business that is well-landscaped than from one that isn’t.
So, if you are re-doing your landscaping or if you are building a new facility, here is a list of shrubs to consider planting.
Lilac shrubs are a favorite with many gardeners with its fragrant purple, light pink, or white blooms. It blossoms in the spring and grows 6-8 feet tall and about 6 feet wide.
Forsythia shrubs bloom bright yellow in the springtime. This is a fast growing shrub and works very well in a hedge.
Mock orange shrubs are very hardy shrubs. It has fragrant white blooms late in the spring and grows 6-7 feet tall. Plant this shrub where there is foot traffic so that people can enjoy the fragrance.
Red weigela grows 6 feet tall. It has rich red blooms in the late spring that stay red all summer and into the fall. It grows in full sun or partial shade.
Barberry shrubs are small. They generally grow only 3 feet tall. They have bright purple leaves that are colorful spring, summer and fall. In the autumn, the leaves turn scarlet.
The burning bush is a fast growing shrub that turns vibrant red in the fall. It is adaptable to sun or shade and grows up to 5 feet tall.
Red twig dogwood shrubs grow 5-8 feet tall. In the spring it has creamy white flowers. During the summer, the leaves are tinted red. In the winter, the bark is bright red and adds a lovely color to a winter landscape.
Spirea shrubs are also called bridal wreath shrubs because the branches produce cascades of white flowers in the spring and summer. This is one of the easiest flowering shrubs to grow. However, they grow up to 20 feet wide so make sure it has plenty of space to grow in.
Rose of Sharon shrubs bloom during the summer and into the fall when not many other shrubs bloom. They have blue, pink, red, lavender, purple, and white blossoms. They grow up to 8 feet tall and 6 to 10 feet wide.
If you are looking for an evergreen shrub, a dwarf mugo pine is a good choice. It grows up to 4 feet tall and can reach up to 5 feet wide when the shrub is mature.