The Dos and Don’ts of Pruning Shrubs

Shrubs play a vital role in your landscape. They can serve as decorative borders, living fences, and foundation plantings that add distinction and personality to your property. But if your privet hedge is suddenly sprawling all over your sidewalk, it may be time to get out the pruning shears. Whether you’re just trying to control the rapid growth of the … Read More

March Lawn Care To-Do List

It’s March and you’re feeling the need to get started on your spring lawn care. But bringing your lawn back to life after winter can be a challenging task. From seeding and aerating, proper spring lawn care consists of a range of responsibilities. In order to create a thriving, beautiful lawn, you’ll need to start early. Include these five important … Read More

Landscaping on Any Budget

Spring will be here before you know it. So, now’s the perfect time to start thinking about your landscaping projects and budget. One of the best things you can do for your lawn is to rake and clear away debris. This breaks up thatch that starves the soil of vital nutrients and water. Most of the time, this can be … Read More

February Yard and Garden To-Do List

February is not the ideal time to be outside in the garden. There may be pockets of time you can enjoy being outside, but nothing’s really growing and the weather isn’t typically cooperating. However, February is the perfect month to get ready for what’s just around the corner: Spring! Here are some ideas for what you should add to your … Read More

8 Ways to Make Small Yards Appear Larger

You might think that keeping a small yard open and loosely planned would make it feel bigger, but the opposite is true. The key to a more spacious feeling is all in the organization. Define the spaces in your small yard and make their purposes clear. Delineate a dining or lounging area with a stone patio, or separate the play … Read More

Secrets to Backyard Landscaping

You don’t have to be a professional landscaper to design a beautiful backyard space. Check out these top 5 backyard landscaping secrets that can help turn any backyard into a work of art! Having a backyard is great for you and your family to play outside all day long. However, your backyard is also the place to stash extra stuff … Read More

10 Container Gardening Mistakes Even the Pros Make

When you garden in containers you don’t need a lot of space to create a dreamy mix of colorful flowers and tasty edibles. However, there are ten common mistakes you should avoid to keep your dream garden from becoming a nightmare. Good soil is the key to success in any garden, but with containers it’s even more important because your … Read More

Fundamental Guide to Landscaping Design

If you’ve never tackled a landscaping design before, you might be overwhelmed by all the choices you can make. But don’t make the mistake of slapping a patio down here and a garden border there as time and budget allow. Instead, consider the space holistically, from how you want to use the yard to how much time you want to … Read More

How To Create an Affordable Landscaping Plan

Landscaping doesn’t have to be an expensive investment. There are plenty of affordable projects that will not only make your yard look beautiful, but also last for years to come. Take the initiative and create an affordable landscaping plan for your front and backyard that will set yourself up for seasons to come. Perennials save you money because they come … Read More

Buying Plants from Big Box Stores vs. Professionals

Once you’ve decided you want to buy new plants, whether to add to your existing garden or to install a landscape plan, you still have another decision to make: where to buy them. There are several factors to consider: availability, source, quality and service. While the cost of buying from a big box store may be lower, the quality of … Read More