Decorative Weeping Trees for Landscaping

Weeping trees with long, drooping branches are especially attractive accents in a house landscape. With their stunning growth tradition, they make excellent specimen trees as well as additions to grouped plantings that include other trees and shrubs. Though there are many unique choices, deciding upon an ornamental weeping tree that is suitable for your needs […]

The way to Mow Pachysandra

Commonly known as Japanese spurge, pachysandra (Pachysandra terminalis) is as practical as it is appealing for supplying problematic-landscaping solutions. Tough, durable and virtually care free, this plant is the most appealing when it receives lots of shade. It functions as excellent ground cover and erosion control in areas many plants refuse to develop, including deep […]

Truth About Cornelian Cherry Dogwood

Cornelian cherry dogwood (Cornus mas), which lives around 150 years from its native habitat in Southern Europe and Asia, also rises in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 5 through 8. This tree makes a fantastic specimen tree or accent tree for the yard. It is well-suited for planting under utility trees since it […]

Corn Identification

Corn (Zea mays), known as maize in Europe and many other nations, is divided into candy corn cultivars, most often developed by home gardeners, commercially developed grain or field corn, corn and ornamental corn. Field corn is used for corn goods and animal food. Forty percent of field corn is used to make ethanol alcohol, […]

Is Fertilizing With Chicken Manure Good for Lilac Bushes?

Chicken manure can benefit lilac bushes (Syringa spp.) By providing nutrients, preventing or reversing soil depletion and might boost blooming. The key is to prepare the chicken manure properly before applying it into the lilac bushes. Fresh chicken manure can burn plant roots. Lilacs grow in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 3 through […]

Pre-Emergent Herbicide Chemicals For Crabgrass

Annual crabgrasses (Digitaria spp.) Sprout in spring and shape unsightly clumps in lawns and garden beds. A pre-emergent herbicide kills crabgrass before it has a chance to sprout. Not many herbicides can be used safely so check the label to be certain that the compound you select won’t damage your lawn. When managing garden chemicals, […]

The Way to Eradicate Star-of-Bethlehem Plants

Star-of-Bethlehem (Ornithogalum umbellatum), a continuing in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 4 through 9, is considered an invasive weed which needs to be taken away as soon as possible after discovery. All parts of the plant are toxic, although it features white, star-shaped petals that bloom in spring. Star-of-Bethlehem spreads through underground bulbs […]

How to Plant an Herb Garden at Limited Space

Herbs do duty for homeowners, including flavor to cooking and fragrance. Others stay neat and clean while some herbs like rosemary, lavender and lemon balm require a great deal of space. Whether you need basil cilantro for the zing of the southwest or tarragon it’s within your own space and your reach. Pick a place […]

How to Boost Peaches 'N Dreams Hollyhock

Native to Asia, Alcea rosea is one of 60 species in the family Malvaceae that are generally known as hollyhocks. Plant breeders such as Morgan & Thompson have grown new, double-flowered varieties like Peaches’N Dreams while the hollyhocks featured a string of blossoms on a flower spike. After sprouting, hardy in USDA hardiness zones 4 […]

Miniature Mondo Grass Is Dying

A grasslike, shade-loving perennial, mondo grass (Ophiopogon japonicus spp.) Can suffer from root diseases. “Gyoku-ryu” (Ophiopogon japonicus “Gyoku-ryu”) is a mini cultivar that grows 1 to 2 inches tall. “Gyoku-ryu,” which grows in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 7 through 10, grows best in partial or full shade and well-draining soil. Other dwarf […]