Keep Your Hydrangea Flowers Blooming

Hydrangea

Tips to Keep Hydrangea Flowers Blooming We have a few Tips to Keep Hydrangea Flowers Blooming!  Hydrangea flowers are known for their blooms, as long as they are blooming gardeners are happy. The bright and colorful blooms of a hydrangea plant are the best indicator of the soil and growing conditions that the plant has, […]

11 Things You Must Do To Your Garden During (and after) Heavy Rain

rain

Our gardens love rain however, when rain is heavy and accompanied by winds, it can be potentially harmful and ruin our hard work.  Follow these tips to protect your garden before, during and after a downpour… BEFORE… 1. Remove damaged shoots and limbs Before a rain storm, remove any dead shoots and limbs from your plants to […]

Vacation Watering Tips

Keep your garden watered while you’re on vacation with this easy-to-follow guide. A trip out of town, even for a weekend, can seem like an impossibility when the gardening season is in full swing. There are a few simple tips and devices that can alleviate fears of wilt and plant loss in the garden due […]

Using Landscape Edging

Using Landscape Edging

Landscape edging is a permanent, hard material that supplies a crisp edge between areas of the garden. Here’s a guide to using landscaping edging in your yard. Edging plays important roles in the garden. Most well-designed gardens consist of a series of shapes and forms, each representing an area set aside for a different purpose, […]

How Much Should You Water Your Potted Plants?

Watering Planters

When you water a container plant, the goal is to moisten the entire root ball and apply just enough water so that some drains out the bottom. Now, if the container is properly planted, a space exists between the top of the soil and the container’s rim that you can fill with water. It may […]

Keeping Mosquitoes and Ticks Away

Keep mosquitoes away

How to Keep Mosquitoes and Ticks Away From Your Deck and Yard Mosquitoes: According to the CDC, the most important thing you can do to keep mosquitoes out of your yard is to eliminate their preferred breeding grounds. Keep your gutters clean, and your birdbaths, old tires, wheelbarrows, and swimming pool covers free of standing […]

Does Your Lawn Need Aerating?

Aerating your lawn

Your lawn needs to breathe. Every time you step on your lawn, mow your grass, or allow your children to play in the yard, your lawn soil becomes a little more compacted. Minimal use usually isn’t a significant problem. Seasonal freezing and thawing can help keep your soil loose, as well as the occasional earthworm […]

Do you have Grubs?

Do you have Grubs

If you’ve had problems in early summer with beetles, and by late summer dead patches of grass have appeared in your lawn, you probably have grubs. Grubs are the larvae of Japanese beetles, June beetles, chafers, and others. These white, C-shaped grubs feast on organic matter in the soil, including grass roots. Signs of Grub […]

10 Things to Do in Your Garden in May

No matter where you live, May is a busy time in the garden. No matter what your gardening interest/obsession—vegetables, flowers, roses, shrubs, and trees—it’s time to don your work gloves and dig in. 1. Decorate with Hanging Baskets Brighten porches, patios, and pergolas with a generous helping of flowering hanging baskets. Filled to the brim […]