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.
We all know that too much rain mixed with humidity and the late summer heat presents various challenges in your garden that you need to look out for: fungal disease, weeds, and pests.
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.
Sod is an alternative to seeding, and it has numerous benefits that help your lawn to thrive. Here are some considerations to think about when it comes to laying sod versus seeding your lawn.
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.