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.
What are the Benefits of Columnar Oaks in Winter?
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.
Give your front porch containers a fall makeover
Are you ready to toss in the towel on your overgrown, drab-looking container gardens for the year?
Put your garden to bed with fall/winter cover crops!
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.
Mike Krueger Recommends Nightglow® Diervilla
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[…]
Bryon Rinkenberger Recommends Brandywine Maple
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
How Do We Save the World’s Trees?
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.
Preparing Your Garden for Winter
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.
Caring for Trees Before and After Storms
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.
What’s destroying my lawn: fall armyworm damage & control
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.