Plants That Thrive in the Shade

Sometimes you need a specific plant for your garden that is more suited for the style of yard that you have. It may be filled with bright sun most of the time and some gardens only have shade. It may be difficult to find plants that thrive in the shade, so check your local nursery … Read more

Overhauling A Rock Garden

Rocks are a powerful feature to any garden. Not only do they require less upkeep than other areas, but also they can really highlight and enhance the look and feel of the area. Just like any other design feature, however, you might get bored after a few seasons of the same old look. It is … Read more

The Many Types of Grass Explained

The varieties of grass are quite abundant, but there are basically two types that you must decide to plant, and they are cool season type grass and warm season type grass. Depending on your location you would choose one or the other, but there is part of the country that can grow grass from either … Read more

Hedges: Pruning Tips

Hedges add a nice touch to a yard or garden by providing interesting walls of green and privacy from nosy neighbors and random passers-by. There are two types of hedges: formal and informal. Formal hedges are pruned to a definite shape and size several times during a growing season, while informal hedges are often planted … Read more

Four Tips to Growing Grass in the Shade

One of the most basic lessons we are taught in gardening is that plants, grass, and any other part of nature needs direct exposure to the sun to survive. While that’s true, what about grass that grows in full shade? If this is an issue you’re currently having, check out our tips below for different … Read more

Using Landscaping for Wildfire Protection

We’ve spent this past summer hearing about all kinds of scary wildfires. Now it’s time to hear about the Home Ignition Zone–which has really been around for a while. It was first introduced in the late ’90s by a USDA Forest Service scientist named  Jack Cohen. He had been conducting research into how radiant heat … Read more

How To Create A Retaining Wall

Of course, not everyone has to even consider a retaining wall. Many people stake out there garden plot on extremely flat land, mostly because that’s what they have to deal with. Those individuals with flat areas to garden in have to figure drainage and irrigation into their plans well before hand to create a truly … Read more

Lawn Mowing Essentials

Your lawn is one of the first things people notice about your home. And an important component of a beautiful home is a lush, green lawn. Mowing the grass may just seem like a chore to be done so your yard doesn’t start looking like a prairie. Mowing is a pretty simple job. Just push … Read more

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