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Native Plants Will Thrive

Most yards or landscapes generally come with some plantings already in place. This is a good thing if you like what is on the site, but changes might need to occur if you aren’t overly pleased with the present situation or if you have other tastes in plants. Of course it is typically easy to  … Read more

Mulch Basics

First of all any type of organic mulch is helpful in most garden bed situations. The majority of mulches are very beneficial because they break down over time and enrich the soil. But there are some exceptions, if someone uses rock or stones or the newer versions of plastic mulches, those won’t degrade. These are  … Read more

More Herbs

Previously we wrote about the basic herbs one can grow easily in a home garden, basically in pots. Of course herbs can be grown in the ground also but the majority of them need really well drained soil which is what makes pots a nice method for being sure their roots don’t stay too wet.  … Read more

Mature Tree Maintenance

For anyone who has ever lived through a big windstorm or even a good thunderstorm knows that the trees you love sometimes become perceived as the ‘enemy’. This problem can be minimized with good maintenance plans throughout the years, although some storms will take down trees no matter what you do. Hopefully most storms will  … Read more

Light in the Garden

The sun is essential for many plants in the garden, but the amount of sun will vary depending on your lot position and the number of trees you have. It’s essential to know the amount of sun received in any given location before you decide on what to plant there. And, of course, the sun  … Read more

Leaves and More Leaves

We are now officially in the fall season! It means beautiful blue skies, gorgeous sunsets and crisp cool temperatures. It also means there is lots of maintenance work to be done out in the yard. Not that it really is ‘work’, since it is so crisp and cool outside it becomes much more of a  … Read more

Knockout Roses Should Be In Your Yard

Introduced in 2000 the Knockout Rose is the largest selling rose ever to come on the market, and there are many good reasons for that success.  It is a bush type rose that is disease resistant and flowers all during the growing season.  This makes it super useful for all types of applications in the  … Read more

Impatient With Impatiens?

There are many of us who have favorite annuals we like to plant every year.  They work in the light we have available and the array of colors is always tempting.  Now there is nothing wrong with this plan and it can make the spring planting season a little easier.  We don’t have to wade  … Read more

Hot Hot Hot!

We are now officially in the depths of summer and boy can we feel it!  These are the times which make every human, animal and plant hot and tired.  So the watering ritual becomes even more important for the plants. Even though it may be tough on the humans to get out there every day  … Read more

Use Herbs for Design

Herbs are basically known for being useful to people due to their fragrance, culinary attributes and medicinal qualities.  Their traditional definition of an herb, short for herbaceous, is a plant growing from a soft stem, it doesn’t become a woody stem.  But the stem issue no longer defines the herbs, they are popular no matter  … Read more