Spring Care of Hedges

Hedges are not as commonly used in modern landscapes as they were at one time. However, they are useful to enclose, to separate, to prevent cross traffic, to screen undesirable views, or to provide windbreak. Hedges lost some popularity because of the common concept that …

Summer Garden Smart Facts

A fifteen or twenty minute “gar­den inspection” once a week is usu­ally all it takes to identify trouble spots. Pest and disease problems are much easier to solve if identified early and require less aggressive treatment if nipped in the bud, so to speak. Pay …

Hows and Whys of Raised Bed Gardening

Building raised beds to grow flowers and vegetables may mean a little more work in the beginning, but the payoff is improved soil and lower maintenance on down the line. Raised bed gardening offers several advantages, including the following: Improves soil drainage. Virtually eliminates problems …