Shrubs planted in a row can provide a privacy screen in front of a roadway or between neighbors. They not only help to ensure privacy, but they can also help cut down and buffer unwanted noise. They can also be planted in several rows to serve an actual function, such as a windbreak. They can also be planted along with trees to help fill in or compliment an already existing windbreak. Shrubs are ascetically pleasing to the eye and help add a clean, green appearance to your outdoor space. Shrubs are especially appealing to urban growers who have limited area and want to make the most of the space that they have. A lot of shrubs have a very compact growing habit or can even be clipped as they grow to form a specific shape. Bushes can be decorated with different flowering varieties, or they can also produce berries to help feed the local birds and wildlife in your area. There are all sorts of different varieties of shrubs with varying types of foliage. There are some shrubs with deciduous, or leafy, foliage, and other shrubs with coniferous, or needle, leaf, so there are a lot of different varieties to choose from. Shrubs can also provide a home to enhance the lives of the various animals that share your neighborhood, such as birds and squirrels. Wooded shrubs can have different colored bark to their limbs, which can provide a color pallet to your landscape and add color interest in the wintertime where there usually isn't very much color at all. Wooded shrubs can range in all sorts of colors from white, red, orange, brown, yellow, or green. Take a closer look at bushes today. This often overlooked addition could be just what your landscaping project needs.