Gardening expert, Melinda Myers from Pasquesi Home and Gardens, offers pruning tips to help you keep shrubs and small trees beautiful and healthy throughout the year.
Having a backyard pool is about more than cooling off. It’s about creating a relaxing oasis that makes your home and yard more inviting.
Some people have plenty of time to tinker around in their garden until their heart’s content, but if that doesn’t describe you, you are going to find this list super handy.
Many gardeners, including me, love to have flower beds bursting with color all season long. As you might guess, there are thousands of annuals, perennials, and shrubs available to plant in your garden.
Each spring, we look forward to the sight of trees loaded with delicate blossoms. There’s a reason people travel from all over the world for cherry blossom, or sakura, season in Japan.
Butterflies, birds, bees, bats, and beetles are pollinators. They transfer pollen to fertilize plants.
Based on the mind-blowing number of boxwood samples that arrive daily at our Wilmette store and are being seen by our landscape team, there’s a big, post-winter problem. The damage is largely attributable to two things- an insect (Boxwood leafminer) and record-breaking low winter temperatures.
Free time on your hands? Avoiding social spaces, but need some time outside? Consider a few gardening tasks that can be accomplished in the next couple of weeks!
Fertilize your spring flowering bulbs with a slower-releasing granular of one to two pounds of 10-10-10 per 100 square feet when shoots first appear in spring and ideally four to six weeks before bloom.
Mammoth dandelions, carpets of Creeping Charlie and a smattering of lambsquarters, purslane and foxtail are flourishing while we stay in our homes during the rainy spring. Weeds can be a conundrum for most gardeners and may even cause some to throw in the trowel.