Misc

Space-Saving Patio Accessories Make it Easy to Grow a Garden

Filed under: Plants, Misc, Outdoor Living

    Grow your own produce on your very own patio with these helpful patio accessories!   The Earthbox: If you don't have room fo...

How to Tell if you are Over-Watering or Under-Watering

Filed under: Plants, Misc

     Watering can be a tricky thing this time of year.  With the sweltering heat of summer, combined with a sunny day, plants...

Made in the Shade

Filed under: Misc, Outdoor Living

With temperatures over 100 degrees in Southern Illinois, it's head for the shade or bake in the sun. Are you looking for ways to add shade to your out...

Star of Summer: Butterfly Bush

Filed under: Plants, Misc

     Few plants brave the hot, dry, humid summers of Southern Illinois better than that of the Butterfly Bush. Blooming profusely ...

How to Prepare for Your First Meeting with Your Landscape Designer/Architect

Filed under: Design, Misc

     So you've decided to turn your home improvement dreams into dream home reality and move forward with that landscaping project...

Attracting Hummingbirds in Southern Illinois

Filed under: Plants, Misc

  Invite hummingbirds to your garden by planting these summer-blooming plants!   Mandevilla vine – A tropical vine (unfortunately, ...

Top 5 Scientifically-Proven Reasons Why You Need a Water Feature in Your Landscape

Filed under: Design, Waterfalls, Misc

     Have you been toying with the idea of installing a water feature within your landscape? A water feature can be anything from ...

1-2-3 Recipe for a Successful Annual Container Planting

Filed under: Plants, Misc

    Container planting can be creative and fun, but the amount of choices you have when it comes to plant material can be overwhel...

The Best Methods for Japanese Beetle Control

Filed under: Plants, Misc

Seen any of these guys in your garden lately?  Chances are, you have because they are back in Southern Illinois just in time for summer. The n...

How to Spray for Weeds

Filed under: Plants, Misc

  You got your yard all cleaned up and looking good this spring, but now it's summer and you have little time to spend tending the garden. Soon ...

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