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How to Protect Your Trees from Potential Wind Damage

You don't have to live in "Cyclone Alley" to be worried about the impact of high wind. Many other parts of the country are susceptible to significant weather events and while they may not be as damaging as such a big storm blowing in off the water, they can still impact some of the valuable plants and trees in your back garden. How can you look after your trees, help them stand up to an onslaught and recover as quickly as possible when a storm has blown through? Read More 

Trees vs Sprinklers: How Sprinklers Can Spell Doom for Nearby Trees

When setting up a sprinkler in your garden, ensure that the water spray does not hit the trunks or canopies of nearby trees. Although grasses and plants benefit from having water sprayed directly on and around them, the same is not true for trees. In fact, doing so could harm or even kill a tree. Water Droplets Carry Fungal Infections Fungal spores rely on wind, soil movement, such as that caused by machinery, and water droplets to spread from one place to another. Read More 

4 Landscaping Ideas That Can Give Your Home a New Look

Many homeowners tend to overlook the landscaping condition of their property, which, if attended to, could improve the looks of the house. Whether you plan on selling the property or just want to spruce it up, a beautiful vista is priceless. Here are several ways you can use landscaping to give your property a new look. 1. Adorn Your Picket Fence With Flowers Flowers are versatile, and you can harness them in different ways to spruce up your home. Read More 

The Key to Tree Transplant Shock: Why Small Outdoes Tall When Planting Nursery Stock

If you are planning on adding some young trees to your yard for their shade-giving properties in the hot summers to come, you may be set on investing in some larger trees. After all, the more mature the tree, the sooner you'll be able to enjoy the shade it provides, right? Not necessarily. When young trees are moved from a nursery to a yard they suffer from transplant shock. Although a well established tree with a strong root system will always outgrow a newly planted younger tree, the opposite is seldom true. Read More 

How to Get More Light in a Garden

Some gardens seem full of natural light and feature plants which thrive on exposure to plenty of sunshine. On the other hand, a good many city gardens seem devoid of light, especially those which have high walls or fences at their sides. There again, some tropical parts of the country feature planting which would be more at home in the bush. Forming a canopy of a garden, just as you would find in nature, this can mean that light is blocked from lower growing plants and even into the interior of your home. Read More