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 often, customers purchase mums not knowing how to care for them! Continue reading to learn how

Houseplants for Beginners

Houseplants for Beginners When beginning your houseplant collection, it is best to start with houseplants that are easy and simple to take care of. Once you have mastered the art of caring for houseplants, you may move on to more challenging plants, like the Fiddle Leaf Fig. If you are a novice plant parent or

How to Care for Roses

How to Care for Roses Roses are a staple to all gardens; however, they can be very intimidating! While we know that roses can be overwhelming at first, we know that you will enjoy to fruits of your labor once you learn more about their care and maintenance. In this blog post, we will explain

The 4 Best Plants for Shade

The 4 Best Plants for Shade Planting for shade can be a frustrating and challenging task. Sometimes it seems that all the bright, vibrant flowers and plants are reserved strictly for full sun! While flowers may not be in abundance with shade plants, the colorful foliage of shade plants is well worth the trade-off! Need

May Garden Tips

May Garden Tips Spring is here, and we couldn’t be more excited! With the warmer weather comes a 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

Best Perennials for Shade

Best Perennials for Shade Shade spots in our yard can seem like a challenge to design and landscape. This is a common concern from many homeowners as most think nothing attractive grows in the shade. However, this is a myth! There are so many options when it comes to shade gardens. Continue reading to learn

How to Create Swoon-Worthy Combination Planters

How to Create Swoon-Worthy Combination Planters Creating swoon-worthy combination planters may seem challenging for the novice gardener. It can be overwhelming when researching online and seeing all the possible combinations and options. But Green Side Up is here to help. Follow our step-by-step guide and learn how to create swoon-worthy combination planters that will wow

Ambrosia Beetle Prevention

Ambrosia Beetle Prevention (Photo from Gardening Know How) Have you ever had a fruit tree just die? It can leave you scratching your head, wondering what went wrong. Did you happen to notice worm-like sawdust protruding from the trunk of the tree? The culprit may be the ambrosia beetle. Read on to learn more about

Maintaining Houseplants in the Winter

Maintaining Houseplants in the Winter Having plants indoors during the winter can be tricky. The heat is on, and the air is dry. If your hands are dry, 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 challenge in

July Garden Tips

July Garden Tips Well, summer has arrived, and we are already counting down the days until Fall. It is hot and humid, and let’s face it, who wants to do yard work right now? While it may be easy to neglect your yard, these summer months are the most important. Continue reading for all of