Fall is in the air, leaves are on the ground, and it’s time for yard cleanup. Get the dirt on which plants to trim back now and which plants to leave with this tree and plant pruning schedule.
Did you know that Minnesota has a Big Tree registry that lists the state and national champion of different tree species? Anyone can nominate a tree! Large trees are awarded points based on a total of: The circumference in inches, measured at 4.5 feet above ground Its height in feet ¼ of its crown in … [Read More…]
Start birdwatching from the comfort of your backyard by planting native trees, shrubs, and flowering plants. Get the dirt on which plants provide food, attract insects and offer suitable shelter…
Unless you are planting a fruit tree, surprisingly, the answer is not in spring when we think most planting occurs. The answer is actually fall. Generally, late August, September and early October are the best months. Why is fall the best time? The hottest days of summer are over and so is the risk of drought … [Read More…]
What does rattan furniture, a vertical garden, and a pizza oven have in common? They are some of the top trends to add beauty and increase the usage of your outdoor living space.
Your grass will do better if you soak your lawn three times per week. If you’re keen, you can use a soil moisture meter to measure down 6 to 8 inches. However, in really hot, dry weather, make sure your shrubs and plants are watered more frequently. Often homeowners lightly water their grass throughout the … [Read More…]
Are there shady parts in your yard that needs sprucing up? Get the dirt on how to create an attractive shade garden with plants that add color, containers that add depth and more!
Get the Dirt on 2021’s latest outdoor lighting trends that add intrigue to your landscape. Plus, discover three common mistakes to avoid when updating and installing your outdoor lighting.
Companion planting is process of planting different species of plants near each other to help each species thrive. In other words, they’re mutually beneficial for each other by deterring pest, attracting pollinators, or enriching the soil. The most common pairing in most vegetable gardens is to grow marigolds next to your tomatoes to help attract … [Read More…]