Knowledge and resources about plants and planting are so vast they can be overwhelming. The best approach is to take advantage of information based on your areas of interest and then seek the guidance of a plant professional. Your local nursery or garden center has inspired people ready to offer advice.
Indoor plants can add color, beauty and character to your living space. It’s becoming more common for people to work remotely or spend more time in the home—you might as well reap the benefits that plants have to offer while being inside, especially in the winter months.
This time of year, many homeowners call us because of problem spots in their yards. They are just starting to enjoy the beginning of summer, have the time to think about entertaining, and how to best utilize their yard.
The Japanese Beetle is an insect that is quite damaging to lawn and gardens, as they can eat up your flowers and other plants quite quickly. These beetles are serious pests when they are adults, but they lay eggs in early to mid-summer.
The single most important success factor in any lawn renovation is selecting grass seed that tolerates the site’s sunlight. Before you come to buy your grass seed, spend the time and evaluate how many cumulative hours of daily sun, shade, partial sun/shade the lawn will be getting.
Shade plants offer much more color and variety than most of us imagine. Your best bet is to stick with plants that note full or part shade. We find good definitions to be 0-2 hours of sun for shade and 2-4 for part shade, and like some light and bright tones to punctuate shade.
A garden is as distinct and individual as your tastes will allow. Whether you like it hot and spicy-with herbs and peppers that sing with flavor-or subtle blends of flavorful veggies and culinary herbs, it is easier than you think to have success in the garden and in the kitchen.