Evergreen shrubs are exceedingly useful in gardens, serving as hedges, privacy screens, and more—and these varieties thrive with low water

Lauren Dunec Hoang  – October 21, 2015 | Updated October 8, 2019

Sure you could always build a fence for privacy. But why not use living shrubs to screen your yard from passersby and prying eyes?  These evergreens not only make ideal hedgerows, but they’re low-water and even provide habitat for birds.