Most home landscapes have shrubs. They improve soil stability, boost air quality, and create habitats for wildlife. On top of that, shrubs can provide beauty to the landscape throughout all seasons. These small- to medium-sized woody plants can be evergreen or deciduous flowering varieties. They can accent landscape beds, highlight hardscapes, or flank paths or entryways.
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Big leaf hydrangeas produce some of the best-loved summer flowers: big, blousy orbs of pink, purple, or blue. Everyone, it seems, has one, but not everyone has found equal success in getting a yard full of fabulous flowers. This is why the number one question we are asked every year is, “Why isn’t my hydrangea blooming?” It’s a pretty easy question to answer yourself, once you have some basic knowledge of the one characteristic that makes these beautiful bushes a little bit different than the others: they bloom on old wood.
Early spring is here, and, if you are like us, that’s when plant lovers start to get their itch to begin working on their landscaping curb appeal and gardening. If you are looking to get a jump on the season, here are our early spring landscaping tips that will appease your drive to being planting.
Sometime, we need to add more soil to our landscape, like when we’re building a raised bed or leveling a spot in our yard. When it’s time to buy it, it’s hard to know which kind we need. Here’s a guide to distinguishing topsoil from garden soil, and how to choose the best one for your project!