One of the pricier expenditures for home gardeners is quality hand tools. High quality tools will last longer, but this does mean the tools — whether shovels, rakes, pruners, or hand trowels — cost more.
Usually, it’s evergreen trees that come to mind when thinking about privacy, screening, color, and texture for enjoyment in the landscape during the winter months. While evergreens are a perfectly acceptable option for achieving this feel in your yard, columnar oak trees are a seriously underrated option.
Are you ready to toss in the towel on your overgrown, drab-looking container gardens for the year?
Like it or not, fall and winter will be here before we know it! During the off-season, too many gardeners leave their vegetable or flower gardens bare over winter.
Meet the plant Diervilla splendens ‘El Madrigal’ Diervilla is a standout plant because of its hardiness, and it’s easy to grow! Nightglow’s foliage is a nice deep burgundy, which is different than most varieties of Diervilla available. Though the flowers are not what makes this plant popular, the yellow beauties on Nightglow, popping against its[…]
Meet the plant Brandywine Maple (Acer rubrum ’Brandywine’) Medium-sized, low maintenance maple tree that displays intense scarlet red color in the fall Blooms: April Exposure: Full sun Type: Tree Learn more about Brandywine Maple Meet the ICN Pro Learn more from Bryon Rinkenberger at Hoerr Nursery or find a local ICN Pro. Why go pro?[…]
One-third of the world’s trees are in trouble. Here’s how you can help. Trees provide countless benefits to humans and nature, supporting the lives of numerous organisms within their reach.
Fall is a season of transition and that includes your garden. Make the most of beautiful fall days to enjoy your garden and prepare your landscape for the winter ahead.
Windy thunderstorms often leave broken tree branches in yards and streets. When winds are very strong—as in tornadoes that hit some western suburbs of Chicago this summer—trees can be uprooted altogether.
You might not be able to hear the marching, but there are troops invading some yards across the U.S. this year in greater numbers than usual, and they’re after one thing: your lawn.