Know your plant hardiness zone and your frost date The USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map is the standard by which gardeners and growers can determine which plants are most likely to thrive at a location. The map Continue Reading.
A raised planter can provide fresh produce from March to December With the trend toward fresh and natural fruit and vegetables, there is nothing more refreshing or satisfying than growing your own. Raised beds are great Continue Reading.
Crape myrtles are chiefly known for their colorful, long-lasting flowers and multiple trunks With their long blooming time and an assortment of colors, crepe myrtles are very popular. Unfortunately, many Crape Myrtle varieties are at the Continue Reading.
Understanding how water will freeze is key Does frost-resistant mean frost-proof or winter-proof? The short answer is no. When thinking about the best way to winterize planters, there’s one thing everyone should realize: When freezing water expands, it expands with force capable Continue Reading.
Proven methods for effective weed control Each spring, as we wake up from our winter hibernation, we can’t wait to dress up our beds for spring. Sometimes the first sight we see is weeds, some leftover Continue Reading.
Maintain soil quality and fertility through composting Compost is the natural process in which microorganisms convert organic material such as manure, leaves, grass, and food waste into a soil-like material called compost. With compost, the nutrients Continue Reading.
Good soil prep is the key to a successful landscape bed Every gardener gets excited by the thought of finally getting their hands in the soil and planting out the newest plant acquisitions. The joy of Continue Reading.
Consider moving away from chemical fertilizers to organic fertilizers We feed the kids, feed the dog and the cat, even feed tropical fish, but many of us don’t think about feeding our plants. We think that Continue Reading.