Trees increase property values, cool homes and have even been shown to improve health and lower anxiety. The stately giants are everywhere around us, but it’s not until we notice something’s off that most of us stop to truly inspect our trees. The earlier you spot problems, the sooner you can take action.
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Find out what trees and shrubs are best for your yard. With a new landscape, you’ll want to begin with the trees and shrubs that love your conditions, soil and space.
Get tips for watering your newly planted trees and shrubs so they’re healthy and happy for years to come.
Plants have basic nutritional needs that must be met in order to thrive. When choosing the right fertilizer, look for a slow-release granular formula specifically intended for the plant you’re feeding.
Improve the looks of large trees such as oak, elm and poplar when you “limb up” low branches. This gentle pruning gives your landscape a more polished look.
Experienced gardeners know that a fall planting gives perennials, shrubs and trees extra time to establish roots without the stress of heat.
Overcome the shortcomings of a shady landscape when you choose plants that thrive in limited amounts of sunlight. Instead of brilliantly blooming annuals, choose boldly foliated perennials that prefer partial shade.
Just being in a garden promotes a sense of well-being. With time and little bit of know-how, it’s possible to build this sense of positive energy into your garden space.
When you mulch your trees each season, it helps their roots retain moisture and keeps them healthy.
The cornerstone of proper tree care, pruning invigorates trees and shrubs. A sensible trim keeps trees looking good, maintains tree health and wards off pests and diseases by eliminating unhealthy branches.
It’s critical to prune to help your trees and shrubs look their best. Not all trees should be pruned now, though. Here’s what you need to know.
The wrong tree in the wrong place can be a hazard during a hurricane. With the right planning, a hurricane-resistant landscape can be yours.