Don’t Get Shrub Happy

Don’t Get Shrub Happy

I was driving through my new neighborhood in South Austin and saw this:

No offense, my South Austin neighbor, but you got some work to do! I'm just perplexed by the plethora of shrubs here--it's like the owners had a goal of creating a shrub collection. I like shrubs, but I don't like a shrub enshrining my mailbox, obstructing views for car drivers and hiding my entire house. Home owners, plan your landscape carefully--have it enhance your house, use plants in proportion to your house and don't create a hiding place for burglars. 'Nuff said?

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  1. says

    Unfortunately, we have neighbors that have a similar situation going on in front of their home, but with ivy under the shrubs. YIKES! We call it the Forungle (Forest/Jungle) Ha!

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