Shrubs are an elegant choice to improve your garden or backyard, and they’re often a featured component of garden design. However, shrubs do more than just add to the overall look of an area. They also provide shade and privacy, improve air quality, offer shelter to various forms of wildlife, and improve soil stability. You have options for many low-maintenance shrubs as well, such as boxwoods, hydrangeas, and rhododendrons. In short, shrubs do a lot for you and your garden!