By Jennifer Poindexter Finding a durable shrub that works in multiple planting zones, is low-maintenance, yet still provides beauty, can seem challenging. However, it isn’t impossible. Are you familiar with the summersweet plant? This is a deciduous shrub that meets the … [Read more...]
Is hay scented fern evergreen?
QUESTION: Is hay scented fern evergreen? I was hoping to plant something that looks good all year. ANSWER: No, this is a deciduous plant. The hay scented fern is frequently used as ground cover because of how thick the plant grows. It spreads through rhizomes and can … [Read more...]
Do you need to fertilize trees?
Question: Do you need to fertilize trees? I've seen my neighbor fertilizing one of his, but I've never done that before and I wonder if it's even necessary. - Jacob H Answer: There are two factors which will decide whether you should fertilize a tree or not. The first factor … [Read more...]
A Guide to Pea Gravel, Gravel, Crushed Stone, River Rocks and Decomposed Granite for Landscaping
By Julie Christensen More than anything else, the hardscapes you add to your outdoor space give it structure and are a great way to add aesthetic appeal to your landscaping project. Hardscapes include garden paths, patios and driveways and you’ll find numerous different … [Read more...]
Growing and Caring for the Northern Catalpa Tree
By Jennifer Poindexter Growing and caring for a northern catalpa tree is a rewarding experience. These trees produce abundant beauty between their colorful blooms and decorative foliage. Plus, it makes a wonderful shade tree if provided enough space and the appropriate … [Read more...]
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