Caring for Your Landscape

Caring for Your Landscape

SHRUB PRUNING: WHY IT MATTERS

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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Why Isn’t my Bigleaf Hydrangea Blooming?

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.

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Shade Garden Success in 5 Steps

When your landscape offers the bonus of cool, refreshing shade, creating a beautiful garden requires a fresh approach to plant selection and care. Many go-to favorites for sunny gardens fall short on blooms, beauty and health in low-light situations.

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6 Tips for Summer Garden Success

As summer vacations and activities kick into high gear, it’s tempting to forget about garden upkeep and focus on fun and sun. But taking time out for a few simple tasks can reduce summer stresses for you and your plants.

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5 Smart Spring Landscaping Tips You’ll Want To Start Today

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.

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Create Your Own Zen Garden: Why and How To

Are you having a hard time channeling your inner Zen? Peace and tranquility may feel in short supply these days, but gardening elecates mental health and provides a great escape from relentless new cycles and the stressful state of the world.

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The Best Uses for Topsoil and Garden Soil

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!

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