Pruning Crape Myrtles

Pruning Crape Myrtles Driving around town, one will notice the “Crape Murder” that is committed year after year. Unfortunately, it is a misconception that the correct way to prune Crape Myrtles is to aggressively “hack” them back. This, however, is incorrect and will have long-term effects on your beautiful Crape Myrtle. Pruning Crape Myrtles does

Maintaining Houseplants Through the Winter

Maintaining Houseplants Through the Winter Having plants indoors during the winter can be tough. The heat is on, and the air is dry. If your hands are dry, that means the humidity is not high enough for your houseplants. Continue reading to learn more about maintaining houseplants through the winter. Humidity Gauge The most difficult

Landscaping with Berries

Landscaping with Berries The goal when developing a landscape design is to have different plants flowering, providing fall color, or producing berries at any given time. This is called year-round interest. Often, many gardeners only plant for flowers and forget berries altogether. If properly researched and planned, one can make sure their yard stays alive

Preparing Houseplants for Winter

Preparing Houseplants for Winter During the spring and summer months, it is not uncommon to bring your houseplants outside to give them a little extra sunlight and warmth. It generates new growth and root development and spruces up your patio or screened-in porch. But, with the colder months already here, it is wise to plan

Why You Should Mulch Before Winter

Why You Should Mulch Before Winter Many times, we do things in and around our yard because we see others doing it. Keeping up with the Joneses is a real thing! Some of the monthly garden tasks that are being performed are generally more aesthetic and may not have much of a benefit to the

How to Care for Fall Mums

How to Care for Fall Mums Fall is a beautiful time of year in North Carolina. The leaves are beginning to change, the days are becoming cooler, and we get to decorate with pumpkins, hay bales, and mums! But oftentimes, customers purchase mums not knowing how to care for them! Continue reading to learn how

September Garden Tips

September Garden Tips Labor Day Weekend is the official end of summer. For some, this is a sad time, which involves leaving behind weekends at the beach full of the ocean, sun, and cookouts. And for others, Labor Day indicates that cooler temperatures, pumpkins, and fall plantings are right around the corner! If you are

The Dog Days of Summer

The Dog Days of Summer That latter part of summer in North Carolina is probably the harshest! The temperature is high, and the humidity is even higher! It can be tough to keep cool during this time of the year. Keep reading to learn how to keep your home cool and ways to beat the

How to Deadhead Flowers

How to Deadhead Flowers Deadheading flowers is an essential part of garden maintenance. Usually, in the late spring to mid-summer, the flowers on your annuals, perennials, and shrubs begin looking tired and old. This means it is time to deadhead! Continue reading to learn how to deadhead flowers. Deadheading Roses It is essential to deadhead