Shrubs Shrubs can turn your yard into a beautiful showplace. Shrubs can easily make a yard feel inviting and livable with their wide range of size, shape, foliage, and flowers. That’s why you’ll often see a few shrubs planted around newly constructed homes. Not only are shrubs decorative, but they’re highly useful. During the warmer, summer months shrubs can offer colourful berries or cones, interesting bark, and lovely flowers. And in the winter their leafless trunks and fascinating shapes enhance the surrounding landscape. Shrubs can be used as backdrops for flower borders, living walls, and as screens that block noise and dust from the street. They’re also useful for blocking eye sores on your property such as ac units, generators, utility meters, and garbage cans.