July Garden Tips

July Garden Tips As summer settles in and we eagerly await the cooler days of fall, the heat and humidity can make yard work less appealing. Despite this, tending to your garden now is crucial. Here are our July garden tips: 1. Mid-Season Feeding As plants may start showing signs of fatigue, consider giving them

Creating a Drought and Heat Tolerant Container Planting in Fayetteville, NC

Creating a Drought and Heat Tolerant Container Planting in Fayetteville, NC Summer in Fayetteville, NC, can bring intense heat and periods of drought, making it challenging to maintain lush and vibrant container gardens. However, with the right plant choices and care strategies, you can create beautiful and resilient container plantings that thrive in these conditions.

Understanding the Difference Between Plant Food and Fertilizer

Understanding the Difference Between Plant Food and Fertilizer As gardeners, we often hear terms like “plant food” and “fertilizer” thrown around interchangeably, but they represent distinct concepts with different purposes and compositions. In this blog, we’ll delve into the nuances between plant food and fertilizer, explore the breakdown of macronutrients in fertilizers, and discuss the

All About Ficus

All About Ficus While many people only know the Fiddle Leaf Fig as a ficus, many more species are included in this broad genus. Eight hundred fifty species, to be exact! Keep reading to learn all about ficus and a few of Jane’s favorite species in this genus! Fiddle Leaf Fig Perhaps the most popular

Christmas Tree Care

Christmas Tree Care There is nothing better than the smell of a fresh-cut Christmas tree throughout the house. While the needles are a hassle, many people will agree that the mess is worth the sweet fragrance of a live Christmas tree. If you are one to take part in the tradition of a fresh-cut Christmas

Fall is For Planting in Fayetteville, NC

Fall is For Planting in Fayetteville, NC It is a common misconception that spring is the optimal time to plant in Fayetteville, NC. While spring is a good time to plant annuals and perennials, there is an even better season for planting trees and shrubs! Believe it or not, fall is the absolute best time

Fall Lawn Care Tips for Fayetteville, NC

Fall Lawn Care Tips for Fayetteville, NC Maintaining your lawn is a year-long endeavor. While many of the laborious tasks occur during the growing season, there is still work to be done during the fall. Continue reading to learn how to keep your lawn thriving with fall lawn care tips for Fayetteville, NC. Don’t Put

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

August Garden Tips

August Garden Tips Unlike the past couple of months, August isn’t a chore-heavy month. August is more of a water and repeat month, with a couple of to-dos dabbled in the middle. To stay on top of things, you still have some tasks to mark off of your list. Continue reading for the August Garden

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