Creeping Charlie, also known as ground ivy, was brought to North America by Europeans as a medicinal herb and ornamental plant. Since then, it’s spread across the country in disturbed sites, natural areas, and most commonly, in lawns.
Is your lawn looking weak and thin? Overseeding can help you get back to the thick, lush, green lawn you’ve always wanted.
Whether you live in an area where the water supply is tight, you want to be conscious about your water usage, or you’re looking to minimize the time and money you spend on watering your plants in the landscape, drought-tolerant plants are here for you.
Bees are getting a lot of buzz in gardening circles lately, and for good reason: essential for pollination, bees do more work for us than we sometimes realize.
Your trees are anchors on your property, framing your home, standing tall and strong, protecting you from the sun’s hot rays, and shielding you from the harshest winds.
Incorporating native plants into your garden not only enhances its beauty but also plays a vital role in supporting local ecosystems and preserving biodiversity. By embracing native plants, you can create a sustainable and vibrant garden that benefits both you and the environment.
Without the actions of pollinators, agricultural economies, our food supply, and surrounding landscapes would collapse. Birds, bats, bees, butterflies, beetles, and other small mammals that pollinate plants are responsible for bringing us one out of every three bites of food. They also sustain our ecosystems and produce our natural resources by helping plants reproduce.
Soil is populated by microorganisms that serve key roles in your home garden. If you build a good soil habitat with a balanced pH, adequate nutrients, good structure, and enough organic matter, those microbes will flourish and help to protect and nourish your plants.
Do you notice yellow leaves on your trees or shrubs? It’s not fall yet! They may be turning from a lack of water, disease, insects, or a nutrient deficiency—or it might be a case of “iron chlorosis.” It sounds quite technical, but really, it just means your plant is lacking iron.
An abundance of insects is a natural sign of a healthy and biodiverse garden. Sometimes, however, these garden guests can quickly become pests, damaging our plants and ruining our crops. It’s every gardener’s job to keep an eye out for potential nuisances and manage them before they become a major problem and spread to other landscapes.