What Are Some Fall Blooming Perennials And Annuals For Gardens
In the mood for a few autumn blooming plants to liven up your garden when summer flowers are winding down for the season? For a helpful list of fall flowering plants to inspire you, click on the following article.
How To Choose The Right Lawn Mower
Even as the weather cools, you still have to mow the lawn. If you're confused about what type of mower you need or you're just looking to justify the cost...
10 Stunning Landscape Design Ideas
Check out these ideas for collaborating with Mother Nature on the design of your yard.
7 Helpful Tips for Tackling Weeds in Your Garden
Learn a few tips on tackling weeds in the summer garden. This includes weed identifications, proper tools and methods to keep your weeds to a minimum.
Easy DIY Garden Accents
Skip the store-bought accents and give your garden a personalized spin with these easy-to-make containers, ornaments, fountains, and more.
Top 10 Arbor Day Nursery Trees
Still need help deciding which trees and shrubs to add to your landscape this year? In several hardiness zones, the time for planting is now. Check out the top 10 most popular trees sold through the Arbor Day Tree Nursery and see which trees are perfect for your landscape. North Privet (Ligustrum x ibolium) This deciduous or semi-evergreen shrub is America’s fasting-growing hedge, growing up to 3′ per year. The shrub’s dense, dark, glossy green foliage makes it an excellent choice for hedges and privacy screens. If you’re interested in a hedge with a formal appearance, this privet tolerates shearing well. When you grow it as a hedge, shearing it early and often helps to develop…
How to Landscape Around Tree Trunks & Roots
Tree roots require oxygen and water in order for the tree to thrive, but in soils with little porosity, particularly clay soil, little water and air exists below the soil surface. For this reason, ...
The Big Question: Is Sod Installation a DIY Project?
BJ Haunert - Thursday, April 20, 2017 If your front lawn is looking patchy or you find yourself with a backyard overrun with weeds, installing new sod can be the quickest way to achieve a beautiful and lush lawn. Homeowners who are up for a DIY project will find that sod installation is reasonably easy to do on your own. By following a few simple steps, you can be enjoying your new lawn by the time summer rolls around Conduct a soil test Before installing sod, make sure that your soil has the correct pH (approximately 6 to 7.5) level to allow grass to thrive by testing soil samples. Measure how much sod you need Carefully measure the area where you'll be installing sod; plan to order about 5 percent more as a…
10 Best Landscaping Ideas
Need landscape ideas to add variety to your garden or add color year-round? We've got you covered. Try some or all of these landscaping ideas to spruce up your yard. Your home may be your castle, but rather than surround it with a moat, use any of these ten wonderful yard landscaping ideas to add warmth, color, and texture to the place you love to live. From growing blooming shrubs, to planting annuals and perennials, to deer-proofing your garden, there are many beautiful and wonderful ways to make your home inviting and appealing. Some of our best landscaping ideas include adding height with planters and baskets, and creating spaces where outdoor party guests can sit, relax, and enjoy drinks and company. Each of these yard landscaping ideas is both attractive and functional, so…
How to Remove Lawn Thatch
Thatch, built-up plant material between green growth and the grass roots, is essential, but too much can deter healthy lawn growth.