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Common Houseplant Pests & How to Get Rid of Them

Common Houseplant Pests & How to Get Rid of Them

--------------- Your favorite houseplants bring beauty and life to your indoor “landscape.” Like all living things, though, they are subject to a variety of problems, including being home and host to other living things that can cause damage and weaken the plants. ...

July Landscaping Tips

July Landscaping Tips

July has plenty of challenges; protecting landscapes from intense heat, severe weather, and annoying pests - it's not always an easy task! Here are some landscaping tips to keep in mind during July so that you can keep your yard thriving even during the most intense...

Tips for choosing the right houseplant for your home

Tips for choosing the right houseplant for your home

If spring is about the garden outside, summer’s heat and humidity may drive you back indoors, where you can still experience nature among the houseplants. But which plants to choose? Here’s what to consider when you’re browsing the greenhouse to find new plants to add...

Compost Tea Puts the ‘Good Guys’ in Charge of Your Soil

Compost Tea Puts the ‘Good Guys’ in Charge of Your Soil

Compost tea is the superfood that gives your landscape a boost – a rich brew that uses the science of Mother Nature to improve soil. And as spring rolls into sultry summer, it’s a good time to plan for how doses of this rejuvenating liquid can help your landscape....

Include Edibles in your Landscape Plans

Include Edibles in your Landscape Plans

A landscape that includes perennial and annual flowers and plants along with its trees and shrubs can enhance any home. When that landscape also includes edibles, the benefits increase. “We’re definitely seeing an uptick of people growing food,” says Gardens of...

June Landscaping Tips

June Landscaping Tips

June is a great time to finish planting gardens, containers and hanging baskets and then spend time relaxing on your deck, porch or patio enjoying the beautiful colors. Here's a few tips to help you start summer on the right foot! Put down an organic fertilizer. Apply...

Beautiful Patio Ideas for Spaces of All Sizes

Beautiful Patio Ideas for Spaces of All Sizes

As spring rolls into summer, your patio comes into the limelight. It can be a place to hang out with friends and family, or it can become a quiet getaway in an outdoor setting, the central point of your private backyard oasis. “It can be your own personal escape,”...

New to gardening? Start with herbs!

New to gardening? Start with herbs!

Here are five easy-to-grow, almost foolproof favorites for the garden. They can also grow in containers on a sunny deck, porch or balcony. Most of these are perennials, which will remain in your garden for several years.

Perennials for Shady Spaces

Perennials for Shady Spaces

A gardener whose landscape spaces are overshadowed by mature trees may have mixed feelings about this: there’s plenty of shade to relax in on a hot July day, Right? But just try to grow a rosebush – or any of those much-loved perennials that need abundant sunshine --...

How to Grow Tomatoes

How to Grow Tomatoes

Ask a gardener what she grows in the kitchen garden, and the first thing she likely mentions is tomatoes. If you enjoy this nutrition-rich vegetable (technically, a fruit), nothing is better than a ripe tomato plucked from the vine in your own back yard.

How to Choose the Right Landscape Maintenance Company

How to Choose the Right Landscape Maintenance Company

  You may just have a patch of lawn that needs only a mower and a blower to keep it tidy. You can likely do that yourself every couple of weeks, or hire the kid down the street. But if you have a landscape that needs more than just mowing and blowing – you have...