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Dry Shade Gardens

Landscaping and gardening pose many challenges, one of the most difficult being dealing with dry shade. These areas typically result from large shade trees that outcompete smaller plants for water and nutrients or overhanging eaves that cast shadows over the…

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Tree Roots in the Lawn

Tree roots that surface can be quite the eyesore and create a hassle for maintaining a neat lawn. Homeowners often wonder if they can simply cut these roots without harming the tree. Unfortunately, the answer is a definitive no. Pruning…

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Hot Gardens

There are lots of challenging conditions in landscaping and gardening. One of the most difficult is extreme heat. This condition can be created in areas surrounded by concrete, asphalt, or buildings reflecting heat off their south or west sides. This…

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Fig Tree Care

Figs are an interesting and unusual fruit for the home grower to try. It is one of the oldest cultivated fruits in the world. As a soft fruit that spoils quickly, most consumers can only try the super-sweet fresh fruits…

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Avoiding Transplant Shock in New Plant Material

It's exciting to add new plants to the landscape, so it's disappointing when they fail to thrive or even die. Avoid these poor outcomes by reducing transplant shock. Transplant shock is often related to the disturbance of the roots of…

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