Watering 101

Watering 101

Factors that complicate watering include type of plant, exposure (sun/shade, wind, etc.), growing conditions (in-ground versus container), soil type/planting media, how long it has been planted, and weather/season. Get Off to a Good Start Amend poor soil when...
Warm Weather Planting Tips

Warm Weather Planting Tips

Here we are in late June/early July, and by now the excitement of planting may be tempered by the need to keep plants hydrated and healthy for the rest of the summer. At times, watering may feel like a chore—caring for newly planted landscapes can be time-consuming...
Drought-Tolerant Plants

Drought-Tolerant Plants

Landscaping with plants that have low water needs is a smart and easy way to save on your water bill and conserve our resources. We will discuss what makes a plant drought-tolerant, explain best planting and cultural practices for minimal water usage, and of course,...
Backyard Bouquets: Growing a Cutting Garden

Backyard Bouquets: Growing a Cutting Garden

A bouquet of fresh-cut flowers can brighten up any room and make the ordinary seem special! However, constantly purchasing store-bought flowers can take a toll on your budget. In addition to their high cost, most flowers on the market today are imported,...