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4 Fabulous Low-Growing Evergreens (Perfect for Dad’s Day!)

Jun 13, 2019 8:48:33 AM

Written by McKay Staff in Landscaping Tips Plants

How can you increase your home’s year-round curb appeal and still keep maintenance low? One simple answer comes in the form of low-growing evergreen shrubs. They add interest, structure and color, regardless of the season. (And they’re the perfect gift for low-maintenance, landscape-loving Dads.) Low-growing evergreens can provide the bones of your foundation plantings, cover tricky slopes, soften your home’s lines and corners — and do it all without blocking any views from indoors. These fabulous four are just the tip of what’s in store:

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Looking out your window at healthy lawns, trees and flowers is a great way to boost your happiness quotient. It’s also a perfect opportunity to remember all the ways plants benefit our environment. The next time you look around at the plants you call your own, know that they’re helping the earth in these five ways and more.

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Care Basics for Beautiful Lilacs

May 14, 2019 11:24:48 AM

Written by McKay Staff in Care & Maintenance Landscaping Tips Plants

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For a lot of us northern gardeners, lilacs are landscape essentials we can’t live without. Until their delicious fragrance permeates our yards and homes, spring is incomplete. Reliable and low-maintenance, lilacs can flourish for decades with very little care. By planting several types of lilacs, from early bloomers to late-blooming types, you can prolong your bloom party by several weeks. All it takes is good site selection, proper water and fertilizer, and timely pruning to keep lilacs at their blooming peak.

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5 Ornamental Trees for Small Landscapes

May 14, 2019 10:54:04 AM

Written by McKay Staff in Landscaping Tips Plants

All landscapes aren’t created equal, especially when it comes to size. Some homeowners are blessed with extra room to roam and grow, while some of us are blessed with spaces that are “tight.” Even if your gardening space is limited, you can still enjoy the splendor of an ornamental tree. These five flowering trees are small on size and big on beauty...

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Must-Haves for Container Gardening

Mar 20, 2019 12:01:00 PM

Written by McKay Staff in Care & Maintenance Landscaping Tips Plants

Container gardening offers a lot of options. There’s a variety of styles, pots, and plants that can be used and featured. While lots of options are great, they can also be incredibly overwhelming. Not all plants can thrive in a container garden and it can be hard to know where to start, what to do, or what to use. Here are easy plants to start with for your container garden.

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