Ornamental plants add value to a landscape and help make a house a home. These articles focus on natural/organic lawn care, how to plant and care for shrubs, trees, flowers and succulent plants.
Annual plants are a great way to add quick color to your landscape. These easy care plants can be changed out with the seasons. This article gives tips on care, planting and design.
Choosing a tree is choosing an investment in the future of your landscape. Trees provide shade, block wind and help save money on home energy costs. However, not all trees are created equal.
You can have a green, healthy lawn using natural lawn care.The methods in this article take less time and need to be done less frequently than previous standards of lawn care.
A well-planned perennial garden can have beautiful plants that bloom during most of the year. This article gives tips for how to plan a garden with show-stopping color that attracts pollinators, beneficial insects, birds and the admiration of your neighborhood.
The proverb, “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time to plant is now,” leaves out the importance of planting that tree correctly! It also doesn’t mention that trees planted incorrectly do not live very long and can cause a lot of problems in the landscape.
Pruning trees and shrubs is similar to giving a haircut. Unfortunately, in many cases a plant can’t outgrow a bad haircut. Learning how a plant responds to pruning will help you understand how to maintain the natural beauty and shape of the plant.
Training and pruning newly planted deciduous* trees is essential to the health of a tree. Young trees must be “trained” and pruned correctly during the first few years of their lives.Trees that are neglected during this time often lead to headaches for property owners.