Tree & Shrub Care

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7 Dos and 6 Don'ts of DIY Tree Care

Give your trees the best chance to reach great heights.

indoor citrus tree
How to Grow an Indoor Citrus Tree

These pretty plants have a bright, clean fragrance.

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Caring for a Persimmon Tree

These hardy plants need little care once established.

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How to Care for the 2021 Plant of the Year

This peaceful beauty prefers bright indirect light.

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10 Birds You Want in Your Orchard (and How to Keep Away the Ones You Don't)

Many birds will help protect your fruit trees from insects.

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Treating a Butterfly Bush for Pests

Keep your butterfly bush clean and healthy with these anti-pest methods.

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Preventing Insects from Attacking your Serviceberry Trees

The serviceberry is a small tree or shrub that grows well in most soils.

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Stopping Insects from Attacking Your Holly Trees

Holly trees with their uniquely shaped leaves and bright red berries remind many of Christmas.

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Treating Hypericum Diseases

Hypericum is a very disease resistant plant and generally suffers from few hypericum diseases.

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Gardenias: Which Varieties Will Grow In Your Area

Gardenias are popular for their beauty and their strong, intoxicating fragrance.

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6 Ways to Care for Your Hypericum

Hypericum is one of those low shrubs that can practicaly take care of itself.

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Common Pests of the California Redwood

California Redwood or the Sequoia sempervirens belongs to the Taxodiaceae family.

Hydrangea Paniculata "Limelight."
10 Superbly Satisfying Summer Flowering Shrubs

Flowering shrubs can provide a rainbow of color.

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Identifying and Treating Sumac Diseases

Sumac plants are members of the Rhus family. Not many sumac diseases are known.

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Identifying and Treating Flowering Quince Diseases

Flowering quince trees produce golden, pear-shaped fruits throughout much of the year.

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Identifying and Treating Serviceberry Diseases

Few serviceberry diseases are known since these shrubs are resistant to most garden pests and infections.

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How to Make Your Own Tree Guard

A tree guard is a useful installation for protecting shrubs and trees from external, damaging elements.

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How to Grow Palm Trees in Your Yard

From seed planting to tree pruning, follow these 8 tips for a healthy palm.

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Mend a Split Trunk of a Bradford Pear Tree

The Bradford pear tree is an excellent shade plant known for its near perfect shape.

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Tricks to Germinating Winterberry Seeds

Getting winterberry seeds to grow takes patience.

How to Use a Tree Guard

Protect young trees from damage on the cheap.

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4 Different Harmful Juniper Tree Diseases

The juniper tree is prone to some rust diseases, as well as diseases that are caused by insects.

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Sumac Tree Care Tips

Sumac is the common name for the 250 species that belong to the genus Rhus.

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13 Pests and Diseases that Affect a Pecan Tree

Quick repair on cut and damaged limbs is necessary when you grow a pecan tree.

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Transplant a Juniper Plant in 5 Steps

The juniper plant grows in many locations across the world. Juniper plants are evergreen shrubs.

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Grow a Dawn Redwood from a Seed

The Dawn Redwood is a majestic tree, but notoriously difficult to grow.

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Mistakes to Avoid when Growing a Dogwood Tree

A flowering dogwood tree is a striking landscape feature.

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Caring for a Buckeye Tree

The buckeye tree is a common sight in many parts of central and eastern America.

A cypress tree.
Cypress Tree Health: Disease and Pest Control

The cypress tree is one of the most ancient tree species.

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Applying Landscape Fabric Around Shrubs

Landscape fabric applied around shrubs provides a natural weed barrier that will last for years.

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Caring for a Serviceberry Tree

The shrub-like serviceberry tree is widely considered as both a bush and a tree.

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Acacia Tree Care Tips

The Acacia tree is an exotic tree with feathery, finely divided leaflets. Its stems are sharp and long.

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Recognizing Diseases that Harm Your Forsythias

Forsythias are remarkably robust plants and are immune to most diseases.

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Companion Plants to Complement Your Gardenias

Gardenias are evergreen shrubs with dark green waxy leaves with very fragrant blooms.

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How to Remove a Bradford Pear Tree

Bradford pear trees are very tenacious and can be difficult to remove.

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What Plants To Companion Plant With A Fuchsia

Fuchsia do well with companion plants whose root systems help hold moisture and nutrients in the soil.

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6 Sycamore Tree Care Tips

The eastern or American sycamore tree, Platanus occidentalis, is found throughout the United States.

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Identifying and Treating Lemon Tree Diseases

The lemon tree is perhaps the most popular of citrus fruit trees cultivated the world over.

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How to Get Your Magnolias to Bloom

Test your soil and evaluate nutrient levels.

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How to Deadhead a Gardenia

Gardenias are quite popular in the southern parts of the United States.

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Fighting Oak Tree Borers

Oak tree borers. They're real and they're problematic.

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Redbud Tree Pests and Diseases

The flowering redbud tree, Cercis canadensis, can fall prey to disease and insect pests.

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Mistakes to Avoid when Growing a Linden Tree

The linden tree, or basswood, is a fast-growing tree that is popular with gardeners.

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Caring for an Arborvitae Tree

Have a healthy and lush plant that lasts for years.

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Treating Diseases that Harm Your Weigela

Healthy weigela shrubs are resistant to most diseases.