Recent Blog Posts

Xeriscaping 101

With increasing droughts and growing concerns about water usage, xeriscaping gardening is becoming more and more popular. This type of water-wise landscaping...

Shear Madness

Graceful fountainlike or upright flowering shrubs (such as flowering quince, forsythia, and lilac) look best when they’re gently shaped...not tortured into...

Thirsty Trees

  Though trees are much more resilient than flowers or grass, you still need to pay attention to how much water they're getting, especially as hot...

Deck Check

Is your deck ready for friends, family and barbecues or are there loose boards with nails popping up? Do a deck check and, if it's the latter, a little TLC ...

Bush Babying

Though shrubs are fairly hardy, low-maintenance plants, they're not immune to scorching weather so keep an eye on them during August's dry heat. Here's an...

Getting soaked

Tired of standing around, spending your valuable time just watering your garden? Then look into "soaker" hoses. Specially designed to deliver a slow trickle...

For The Birds

Ahh spring, when a birds' attention turns towards mating. Which means nesting and, if you supply an attractive site for them, you'll end up with a backyard...