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When to Cut Back Ornamental Grasses

Ornamental grass is an excellent alternative to shrubs for landscaping gardens. These fast-growing ground covers will take no time in filling up empty spaces and adding a charm to your outdoor garden. Available in distinct colors, fine textures, and a bundle of varieties for different climates, gardeners usually have no problem picking out grass plants […]

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How to Prune a Young River Birch Tree

Why Prune Trees? Pruning encourages healthy plant growth by getting rid of dead branches and overgrown branches. Here are a few reasons why it is crucial for you to prune your young river birch tree to keep it healthy: Avoid Plant Diseases: Pruning helps your river birch tree avoid plant diseases. Decaying plant parts can […]

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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 […]

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Why Deadheading Flowers is Important

When flowers are past their prime, they turn their attention to producing fruits and seeds. Producing fruits and developing seeds wastes energy that might otherwise be used to make more flowers, foliage, or roots. Many gardeners ask us what is deadheading flowers? The act of deadheading flowers is removing spent flower blossoms so that the […]

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Basic Pruning for Shrubs and Trees

You may be wondering how to prune trees or how to prune a rose bush? We prune our young trees and shrubs to control their size, shape and scale within our landscape. Proper pruning also stimulates flowering and fruit bearing and helps to keep shrubs and trees healthy and vigorous, thus reducing the likelihood of […]

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Perfect Plants’ Quick Tips For Fall

Now that you have planted your fall vegetable garden, are enjoying the last of your summertime veggies, and are ready to relax in the cooler days of autumn, there are still a few things you might want to do before winter sets in. Fall is the best time to look for bargains at your local […]

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Crape Murder She Wrote…How to Properly Prune Your Crape Myrtle Tree

How and Why to Stop Butchering Your Crape Myrtles in a process called Crape Murder. For one of the toughest plants out there, people seem to have no problem, what can only be described as, murdering these beautiful blooms. Crape Myrtles are one of the most adaptable, pest-free, low maintenance and aesthetically pleasing shrubs that […]