May Garden Tips

May Garden Tips Spring is here, and we couldn’t be more excited! With the warmer weather, comes the long to-do list. But don’t fret, this is the gratifying part of gardening and yard work. Once you are done, sit back, relax, and enjoy your hard work. Follow these May garden tips to stay on top

February Garden Tips

February Garden Tips The month of February brings budding plants, emerging bulbs, and hopefulness that winter will soon be over. For many, winter will still linger. Regardless of what the groundhog saw, there is still work to be done in the garden! Follow these February garden tips to be ahead of the curve when spring

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

December Gardening Tips

December Gardening Tips Many of your plants are going into hibernation, but that doesn’t mean you can go into hibernation, too. As usual, there is always work to be done when it comes to your yard. Keep reading our December gardening tips to stay on task during the winter! Do I need to fertilize during

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

November Gardening Tips

November Gardening Tips It is the most wonderful time of the year…almost! Before the Christmas season is upon us, there are some chores to be accomplished outdoors! Continue reading to learn our November gardening tips! Rake, Rake, Rake, & Rake Some More! ‘Tis the season to rake leaves! While the fall foliage can be beautiful

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

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

Autumnize Outdoor Space with Autumn Flowers & Decor

Jane Meets Jess!  Jane Helps Jess!  Jess thanks Jane! Jane is our plant specialist here at Green Side Up Garden and Gifts. She is happy to help all of our customers like Jess select autumn flowers & decor of their very own.  You will find everything you see here in our gift shop, on our front