Tree & Shrub Care

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How to Prune an Arborvitae

Careful pruning will extend the life and beauty of your arborvitae trees. Learn when to prune and how.

Reviving a Dying Yucca Plant

Yucca plants are easy to keep, but without the right care, they can still have problems. Learn how best to help your dying yucca.

Growing a Chestnut Tree from Seed

Remember and follow these six steps.

6 Mistakes to Avoid When Growing Arborvitae

Read this article for advice on mistakes to avoid.

How to Shape Hedges: a Guide

The power of design is in your hands, or your tools.

Repair a Damaged River Birch

River birch trees are known for bright white-gray bark.

10 Superbly Satisfying Summer Flowering Shrubs

Flowering shrubs can provide a rainbow of color.

How to Transplant a Golden Raintree

The Golden Raintree is an exotic flowering tree.

How to Get Your Magnolias to Bloom

Test your soil and evaluate nutrient levels.

Mistakes to Avoid when Growing a Beech Tree

If you want more shade in your yard a beech tree is an excellent choice.

Pests and Diseases that Attack Your Spirea

Pests and diseases will attack your spirea so it's important to know what to look for and how to treat them.

When to Harvest Your Persimmon Tree

Get the most fruitful persimmons from your tree.

Olive Tree Care and Maintenance

With care, this classic tree can thrive for centuries.

How to Use a Tree Guard

You generally use a tree guard to protect trees from any damage that can occur to them. The use of a

Cutting Damaged Tree Branches

After a big winter storm, broken limbs are in need of first aid. Heavy snow and whipping winds can cause

How to Grow Palm Trees in Your Yard

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

Why Aren't Your Fruits Growing?

The 3 factors your trees need to bear fruit.

Patio Trees Grown in a Container

Add some green with potted trees if you lack a lawn or your garden soil is poor.

Propagating a Persimmon Tree - Best Results

Growing a persimmon tree in a garden is something that many people look forward to doing. They provide

The Persimmon Tree Growing Regions

The persimmon tree is a very popular tree that is grown throughout most of the United States. Many people

Diagnose the Pest/Disease Affecting Your Persimmon Tree

A major benefit of a persimmon tree is that they are relatively problem free. There are some diseases

Growing And Taking Care Of A Pear Tree

Growing a pear tree not only gives you a small area of shade in your own yard, it gives you a source

Persimmon Tree Fertilizing Info

When growing a new persimmon tree, you will want to pay attention to its fertilizer needs. As the tree

Applying Landscape Fabric Around Shrubs

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

Preventing Foxtail Palm Diseases

The foxtail palm tree doesn’t grow well in every area of the country. Colder areas will see more

Removing Dead Limbs From Evergreen Trees

Evergreen trees are also referred to as evergreen conifers. They rarely require trimming, but it may

Harvesting Your Fig Tree

Your fig tree can have two harvesting times during the growing season, in the spring and fall. Usually

Gardenias: Which Varieties Will Grow In Your Area

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

Crabapple Tree Care Instructions

The crabapple tree is a very popular ornamental tree. If you are interested in adding crabapple trees

Plum Tree Care Instructions

Nothing beats savoring a homegrown plum plucked right off plum trees grown in your back yard. These are

Transplant a Juniper Plant in 5 Steps

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

Pinyon Pine Care Basics

Pinyon pine trees are a southwestern variety of evergreen tree. They grow to be between 10 and 30 feet

Cypress Tree Health: Disease and Pest Control

The cypress tree is one of the most ancient tree species. They are known to have a long life span, sometimes

How to Get Your Fruit Trees to Produce More

Gardening in your own back yard is an excellent form of relaxation, and nothing better than fruit trees

How to Grow a Ginkgo Tree

Ginkgo bilobas add an element of style and majesty to your landscape.

How to Grow a Hawthorn Tree

The hawthorn tree is a wonderful addition to the property because it has something to offer almost all

How to Grow a Cranberry Bush

The cranberry bush grows well in colder climates and provides color and fruit to any garden or landscape.

How to Grow and Care for Japanese Maple

The Japanese maple tree is native to Japan, eastern China, Korea and Taiwan. Over the years, this tree

Japanese Maple Container Gardening Guide

There are several smaller cultivars of Japanese maple that do very well in containers. By planting your

How to Grow and Care for a Locust Tree

The locust tree has a reputation as being extremely hardy. It is tolerant of poor soils and grows well