Differentiated management of shrubs
Add a differentiated management plan for shrubs to your design project!
Our services are intended to:
design and technical department, architects, landscape designers, promoters, builders.
We offer our collaboration to firms that do not have an in-house tree specialist and that are willing to propose sustainable plantings in new projects of landscape design or architecture.
What is a differentiated management of shrubs?
Differentiated management of shrubs means examining the size of these shrubs according to their mode of branching and flowering. Trees, in particular, require great vigilance on their recovery and development of the root system after transplantation. We also propose to do trees follow up.
A management plan on the medium and long term of trees and shrubs will ensure that the original spirit of the design is preserved!
A management plan for shrubs and trees over the next 5 to 10 years or more makes it possible to take into account the evolution of plant development. The management plan can, then, be passed on to the gardeners so that the garden remains faithful in time to the planned design.
Upstream of the landscape project, it is necessary to predict the development of mature shrubs
Differentiated management of the physiological architecture of the shrubs allows taking into account of their natural volume at maturity!
It is therefore very important to understand the biology, physiology and architecture of trees and shrubs in order to predict their way of development.
Thus, the garden design must include the natural crown of a mature shrub and its planting in the right place.
Integrate site constraints from design and choose shrubs accordingly
Choose the shrubs that correspond to the site’s specifications. Are the areas neat or wild?
- Take note of the site’s differentiated management grid!
- Adapt planting densities to site constraints!
- Adapt the ecology of shrubs to pedoclimatic constraints!
- Facilitate the maintenance of shrubs by providing accessibility!
Upstream: Which design choice? The landscape design conditions its maintenance!
Might you have regretted the appearance of some shrubs after the passage of a hedge trimmer?
The very beautiful shades of greens, greys, purples and autumnal colours of the shrubs enrich the garden with their colour. What about their natural volumes that structure the space?
The renewal of ecological interest in parks and gardens is also filled by perennial plants. Indeed, the shrubby heritage offers a great biodiversity. Moreover, it offers food for the fauna, because of its multiple flowering and fruiting.
Topiary art requires suitable shrubs plus a lot of maintenance! Unpruning, on the other hand, requires optimised shrub maintenance.
But during the maintenance, the aesthetics of a garden are often over-emphasized. The problem with this practice is that it gives rise to unnecessary plant mutilations. Indeed, this type of pruning hardly respects their landscape features, their physiology and biology!
Not to mention, pruning can totally change the original landscape design!
In addition, shrub management often accounts for 40% of the maintenance of a park or garden. This is due to the pruning of the trees and the management of important residues.
How to predict the conduct of shrubs and integrate the concept of maintenance with the design?
We can create a shrub management plan that takes into account the initial design project and prepare the maintenance sheets for the shrubs.
Thus, a management plan can reflect the characteristics of shrubs development as conceived from conception: dominance of some shrubs and disappearance of others, layering of strata requiring a differentiated management, etc.