Privacy trees are a great investment – they make front and back yards feel more homey and comfortable, and outdoor entertaining feels more comfortable when you’ve got some privacy from neighbors. Privacy trees are also great for shielding front windows if you keep your curtains open for your plants! Whether you have a small front yard in the city or sprawling field in the country, there are plenty of evergreen trees and plants for privacy in suit landscapes of any size.
Protect Trees from Winter’s Wrath with a few Preventive Steps
Winter is hard on trees. Wind, ice, and cold temperatures can harm trees through sunscald, branch-breaking ice loads, or winter burn on evergreens. Taking preventative measures in the fall can help minimize winter injury to trees in the landscape.
Prepping Makes Perfect: What You Can Do Now to Get Your Plants Ready for Winter
As winter approaches, it’s time to start thinking about preparing your outdoor plants. Fall is the perfect time to make plans, so you and your outdoor space are ready for whatever winter throws your way! The combination of cold temperatures and harsh winds can be tough on plants. As we prepare for this winter, give your plants some extra protection in the following ways.
Keep Your Evergreens Safe From The Cold
s need protection! Whether you’re just starting out or already familiar with overwintering evergreens, the tips in this guide will prove helpful. Stay cozy and keep those trees beautiful for next season by reading on.
Houseplant Decorating Tips for the Holiday Season
No matter the occasion, indoor houseplants are an excellent addition to our holiday decor. We’ve gathered some great tips on how to spruce up your holiday displays inside the home and wow your guests all the way from Thanksgiving to Christmas.
Hot to make Stunning Winter Containers for Illinois
Don’t put away your flower pots and containers just yet! The holidays are coming up quickly, and it’s time to get festive with fancy decorations. Get your containers ready for the winter with this helpful guide on building gorgeous containers using materials from your garden, ornaments, and fresh greenery.
Mulching in the Dormant Season
If your like most landscape contractors, you did a double take when you read that. Who mulches in the fall and winter? The answer may surprise you: More and more of your colleagues are changing their programs and mulching from mid-October through April, and they’re reaping the benefits. By moving this job to the cooler months, they’re reducing damage to the plants, as well as increasing weed suppression.
Storing Dahlias for Winter
Dahlias tubers can be enjoyed for years with proper handling in the fall. Follow these easy tips from National Garden Bureau member American Meadows on how to dig and store your dahlias tubers.