10 Easy Foundation Plants for the Front of Your House

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.

12 Underutilized Landscape Plants

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.

The Best Flowering Trees for Small Spaces

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.

Selecting Plants for a Pollinator Garden

Butterflies, birds, bees, bats, and beetles are pollinators. They transfer pollen to fertilize plants.

Challenges in Your Garden When the Weather is Wet

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.

Boxwood Looking Battered?

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.

5 Reasons You Should Consider Sod

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.

Don’t grow distant from your garden!

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!

Caring for your Spring Bulbs

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.

Weed Now, or Forever Hold Your Peace

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.