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5 Ways Your Landscape Plants Benefit the Environment

May 21, 2019 10:41:28 AM

Written by McKay Staff in Plant Care Landscaping Tips

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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What do you know about your dirt?

Feb 21, 2017 12:47:00 PM

Written by McKay Staff in Landscaping Tips

Are you lost when it comes to knowing what kind of soil or dirt you have in your garden and how to care for it or what to plant? Well, you're not alone. It's one of the top questions we get. We're sharing our 120 years of knowledge that's been passed down over the years to give you the 101 on the types of soil or dirt you can find in your garden. 

 

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Drainage Problems

Jul 15, 2015 12:11:28 PM

Written by McKay Staff in Landscaping

Drainage Problems – Proper drainage can be a problem for some plant selections in the landscape. There are a few things that can help a plant grow when this condition exists. Amending the soil or diverting the water or raising the area to be planted are the most common ways.

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Choosing the Right Plants for your Landscape

Jul 6, 2015 11:00:54 AM

Written by McKay Staff in Landscaping

Choosing the Right Plants for your Landscape - Choosing the perfect landscaping requires guidance. Here are tips to choose the right plants for your landscape.

Hardiness of the plant, is it in your zone? Even though you might be tempted to want a plant in your yard you saw in a catalog or magazine, if it wouldn’t make it through the winter it isn’t a good choice for you. Always check the zone hardiness of a plant before purchasing it.

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Choose the right edging for your home

Jun 9, 2015 9:00:02 AM

Written by McKay Staff in Landscaping

Choose the right edging for your home - There are several choices of landscape edging for your home. You can choose from a natural spaded edge, a polyethylene edging, a metal edging, a brick edging, or even a concrete poured curbing.

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