caring for a young plant

Landscaping 101

Everyone want’s to landscape their own yard, however many don’t have the time, energy, ability, or money.  For those people that do have some time to learn and apply what they learn, there are some basic guidelines you can follow to ensure that your landscape is happy and healthy. Know where the sun rises and sets on your property.  This means that you have to establish where North, South, East, and West are.  The sun rises in the east and […]

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asthetic urban vertical garden

Urban gardening ideas

There are many great ideas floating around about how to have a garden and yet not take up all the room in your backyard.  As a result gardening has gone vertical, and whoever invented vertical growing systems surely was a genius.   I have spent time researching gardening in urban areas have arrived at one common fundamental limitation, that of space.  In essence vertical gardens allow you to get the most “bang for your buck”, allow you to capture the […]

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newly planted trees

How to plant a tree

Think of the tree you just purchased as a lifetime investment. How well your tree, and investment, grows depends on the type of tree and location you select for planting, the care you provide when the tree is planted, and follow-up care the tree receives after planting. PLANTING THE TREE The ideal time to plant trees and shrubs is during the dormant season and in the fall after leaf drop or early spring before bud-break. Weather conditions are cool and […]

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