Shrubs are a famous landscaping 'tool'. As stand- alone ornamentals grouped together for hedging or, as in one area of our landscape, shrubs of different sizes, leaf color and shape,even with bark for the winter garden put together in a large group that can just be called the Shrubbery.....Extra to this, they are a lazy gardener's delight! Most shrubs require little more than trimming, a quick cut back out of season, perhaps some feeding with mulch , a handful of fertilizer, always compost and water.