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Perennial Pruning Guide
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Perennial Plant Care: What You Need to Know About Cutting Back Perennials
All perennials need to be cut back for healthy growth. Depending on the type of plant some should be cut back in late fall or early winter, while others in spring. Learn how to properly cut back your perennials and which perennials need back in fall or spring.
What Does Thrip Damage Look Like
Insect & Disease Issues
How to Get Rid of Thrips: Control & Prevention
Learning how to prevent thrips begins with keeping plants moist since thrips are usually drawn to those that are too dry. Early detection and a practice called integrated pest management are also important here, learn more.
Best Soil For Potted Plants
Soil Care & Mulching
How to Refresh Potted Plants by Changing Soil
The goals of potting mix are to retain moisture and nutrients around the plant roots and provide enough air for growing roots. Typically, changing the soil in your potted plants should happen every 12 to 18 months. There are some exceptions that may change this timing, learn more.
Fall Armyworm
Lawn Care & Maintenance
What’s Destroying My Lawn: Fall Armyworm Damage & Control
What’s damaging my lawn? It could be armyworms! Early feeding damage looks like drought-stressed grass but can quickly progress to complete browning if there are a lot of fall armyworms present., learn more.
Bees
Creating a Pollinator Garden (Steps and a Pollinator Plant List)
Interested in creating a pollinator garden? Learn how to make a pollinator garden to celebrate pollinator week 2017! Plus, we've got a pollinator garden plant list!
Preparing Garden Soil
Soil Care & Mulching
How To Prepare Your Soil For Spring Gardening
Learn how to improve soil quality in your home landscape with important soil preparation steps, including how to conduct a soil test and how to prepare your soil for spring.
Shrub Pruning
Trimming & Pruning
Shrub Pruning: Why It Matters
Pruning shrubs is an essential step in the shrub maintenance process. Here are some benefits of shrub pruning and how to best trim these plants to ensure their long-lasting good health.
How To Decorate Front Porch For Winter
Property Maintenance & Landscaping
This Winter, Decorate Your Porch to Impress
While it may seem overwhelming, decorating for the seasons doesn't have to be. Try some of these winter front porch decor suggestions to brighten up your holidays.
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