When it comes to growing a lush, thriving garden, water is usually essential. However, if you want to be a little more eco friendly, lower your water bill or both, there are ways to conserve water and still have a … Read Article
What are some blooming shrubs that tolerate shade?
When it comes to erosion, the potential devastating outcome is a scary thought—especially on a slope or hillside.
How can I take out a large section of lawn that I want to turn into a garden bed?
Sometimes there are areas in a yard that seem to collect all the runoff rain, eroding the lawn and creating a soggy eyesore. Instead of giving up and letting this mushy space hinder the beauty of your landscape, use it … Read Article
If you think about the natural habitats of trees and turfgrasses, it only makes sense that these two plants have different survival needs, thus not mixing well together in the same location.
I am exploring hardscape options. What is decomposed granite, and its pros and cons?
If you think of your garden as a cube rather than a flat piece of ground, you can easily increase the amount of food you grow.
Japanese maples, Acer palmatum, with their captivating bursts of gorgeous color in fall, add a touch of elegance to your landscape. Although they have plenty of intrigue on their own, there are wonderful companion plants for Japanese maples, sure to … Read Article
Planting two or more veggies together, known as intercropping, can have many positive effects in your garden. It can change the growing conditions for the plants.
by Kathy Diemer Whether novice or experienced gardeners, we all strive for gardens that look good no matter the season. And that is indeed a challenge. What can we do to maintain some structure and color when the temperatures hover … Read Article