Plants

  • Fertilizing Facts
    Fertilizers provide lawns with the amount of nitrogen and other nutrients they need to flourish and overtake any weeds that might be trying to grow. When plants are regularly fertilized, they look bet....
  • Organic Lawn Care
    Before we started cultivating them, grasses lived in areas where they could receive their own, natural fertilization from nature. Decaying plants and animals create the natural humus that feeds plants....
  • Weed Identification
    The most important weeds to identify are those that will cause you harm if you touch them or even brush up against them. These are typically poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac. All three of these....
  • Perennial Plant Nurseries
    Before you sit down to buy from perennial plant nurseries, you will have planned down to the last inch. The first step is to map out on graph paper the area of the garden. Sketch the arrangement of th....
  • Daylily Perennials
    Well-suited to many garden designs, especially cottage style, daylily perennials are a standby for any number of good reasons. They thrive in almost any conditions, are durable, spread rapidly, and re....
  • Fish Fertilizers
    Fish fertilizers are organic fertilizers that contain essential nutrients for your plants and lawn. There are different kinds of fish fertilizers, though, so you should carefully investigate any fish ....
  • Peat Moss Fertilizers
    Peat moss is commonly found in peat bogs. It consists of sphagnum, a type of moss, and decaying plant matter. The moss can hold large quantities of water inside its cells, making it a perfect soil ame....
  • Wetting Agents
    Some types of soils become resistant to water, otherwise known as hydrophobic. When these soils are watered, the water just rolls away, like water off a duck's back. A wetting agent is made to help th....
  • Perennial Shade Plants
    Perennial shade plants include hosta, which are the most numerous, and lungwort. Both are full shade plants that tolerate a certain amount of limited sun. The range of perennials that enjoy partial sh....
  • Dianthus Perennials
    The vibrant flower clusters typical of the 300 species of dianthus perennials do not bloom as long as verbena, but they try. They include carnations (Dianthus caryophyllus), pinks (D. plumarius), and ....