pruning

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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 […]

crabapple tree

How & When to Prune a Crabapple Tree?

Why should you know how to prune a crabapple tree?Crabapples are typically known to be tough, hardy trees that don’t require much supervision and care to flourish into healthy plants.  However, even a little bit of time and effort is enough to go a long way in encouraging your crabapple plant to turn into a […]

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How to Prune Spirea

The beautiful spirea shrub has long-lasting blooms & is quite popular in home gardens. It fits into almost any landscape and provides abundant greenery and flowers in the spring and summer months. One downside, though, is that the spirea plant begins to look weary and ungainly if not pruned correctly. Some would even go so […]

How to Prune Blueberry Bushes

Fresh blueberries are among our favorite summertime snacks. Blueberry bushes are easy to grow and don’t require much maintenance, but you’ll get the best crops if you prune them regularly. Learn how to prune blueberry bushes in this blog for better crops and delicious blueberries. Best Selling Blueberry Bushes Blueberries are born on one-year-old side-shoots that […]

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How to Prune a Banana Tree

Banana plants aren’t actually trees: They do not have woody trunks. Technically, banana plants are herbaceous perennials, albeit the largest flowering herbs in the world. Some varieties get over twenty feet tall. Learn how to prune a banana tree and why it is important to do so in this blog post. Left to itself, a banana […]

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How to Transplant Azaleas

It happens to all gardeners eventually: A favorite perennial or shrub is in the wrong place, and needs to be moved. Transplanting azaleas is no different. If it’s an azalea, you’re in luck because azaleas have shallow roots, are easy to dig up, and recover quickly from the stress of moving. Even mature azaleas can be […]

3 Tips for Fall Tree Care

Fall is a beloved season for many reasons, and one of those is the beauty of fall foliage coming in shades of orange, yellow, and red. But beyond the beauty, did you know that autumn is an important season for fall tree care tips? Being nestled between summer and winter means that your trees have […]

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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 […]

meyer lemon

Meyer Lemon – Improved, Sweet & Tasty

With its glossy dark green leaves, fragrant pink-tinged blossoms, and bright orange-yellow lemons, the Meyer lemon deserves a place in your life! Long an obscure specialty of fruit collectors and farmers’ markets in the citrus belt, the Meyer lemon has recently gone mainstream thanks to Martha Stewart and her Meyer lemon recipes. Today, Meyer lemons […]

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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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Winter Plant Protection

As we all bundle up and cope with the coldest temperatures of the year, it’s important to be mindful of how the cold weather affects our plants as well. Plants in their first year after being planted are the most at risk as they are still becoming established. Preparing plants and perennials for winter is […]