plant care

Privacy Hedge

Best Hedges for Privacy

With all the hustle and bustle of everyday life having solitude is a necessity. With privacy hedges you can create a private getaway that blocks out all the noises, even in urban areas. Creating a privacy hedge has many others benefits such as protecting your home from high winds as well. So to make it […]

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Best Houseplants for Low Light

Have you ever scrolled through social media and just thought to yourself I wish I could have plants like that in my house? Well good news is you can! There are so many different types of plants and houseplants are increasingly trending with no plans of slowing down. These are the best houseplants for low […]

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How to Care for Confederate Jasmine

Pearl white flowers that bloom in late spring that give off a sweet smelling fragrance that hangs over your garden like mist. This beautiful plant provides a fragrant vining shrub that spreads across your yard’s walls and is a great ground cover. Confederate jasmine or jasmine trachelospermum jasminoides is a precious gem adorns any garden […]

Pink Daylily

When to Divide Daylilies?

Daylilies are colorful, hardy, and low-maintenance perennials that add life to your flower garden. You will mostly see these perennials flourishing in USDA hardiness zones 3-10. These beautiful perennials will continue to produce buds throughout the summer, but each bloom will only last for a day or two. Daylilies are typically easy to care for, […]

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How to Grow Blackberry Bushes

Fresh blackberries are the highlight of summer. Juicy, tart, and perfect baked in a pie, they are a must for a home garden. They aren’t difficult to grow, and the reward of fresh berries every year is priceless. You don’t even need an ample garden space; there are varieties on the market today that grow […]

Apple Tree Diseases & How to Cure Them

Juicy, delicious, and crisp to bite into – apples are a widely enjoyed fruit around the world for their nectar-sweet and tangy flavor. Unfortunately, growing apples can be a challenge, mainly because of common apple tree diseases.  Apples belong to the rose family (Rosaceae) which is particularly vulnerable to a host of different diseases. Depending […]

Why is my Agapanthus Not Flowering?

The show-stopping flowers of Agapanthus are a spectacle to look forward to every summer. The multiples of lily-shaped flowers burst out in the air like fireworks, defining the summer flower garden. When they don’t show, it is devastating. Agapanthus is a low-maintenance plant, a garden favorite because of its easy-going nature. But, even though they […]

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How to Plant a Maple Tree

No other tree can outshine a maple when it comes to spectacular fall colors, shade production, and overall landscape beauty. Use these tips for planting a maple tree so you can get off to a great start this planting season. Most of us are familiar with the large-growing varieties of maple trees and have probably enjoyed […]

Japanese Boxwood

Best Places for Boxwoods

Boxwoods aren’t just for hedges anymore. The compact, bushy shape and pretty little leaves of the Japanese boxwood make a handsome, fine textured evergreen shrub that can be used effectively in many parts of the home landscape. A Japanese boxwood pruned by the thinning method (as opposed to formal shearing – see Perfect Plants’ Basic […]

landscaping around trees

Landscaping Around Trees

While we may be accustomed to seeing trees standing all by themselves in yards across neighborhoods, it’s actually better tree care to grow other plants and flowers around trees. But how many of us actually consider how to landscape trees when we create our yard design? Not many at all! Most people don’t even know […]

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How to Winterize Trees and Shrubs

Temperatures are falling, colors are changing, holidays are passing, and winter is approaching. Before you hunker down and settle in for the season, you should consider how to keep winter trees safe. While nature has built in some organic winterizing processes, there are also steps you can take to learn how to winterize trees and […]

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Best Front Yard Trees

Choosing the best trees for your front yard is important because it’s a long-term decision. Given the long lives of trees, you should make sure you understand the purpose you want your front yard trees to serve, as well as the details of the trees you choose. For example, you need to know the tree’s […]