Looking for Groundcover Alternatives to Grass? Here Are Some Ideas.

Looking for Groundcover Alternatives to Grass? Here Are Some Ideas.

There are plenty of groundcover alternatives to grass that can add unique colors and textures to your yard, which isn’t possible with even the most well-manicured turf. In the following article, you’ll find some of our favorite groundcovers and brief explanations about why you might consider using them on your property. Continue reading

Three Steps for Getting Started with Your First Indoor Plant

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Whatever your knowledge about interior plants, we want to help you learn more about why taking care of them is such a rewarding experience. They not only add beauty to your home, but also provide significant health benefits—and once you know what to do, getting started is simple. Following are three easy steps to get started. Continue reading

New Study Points to Major Health Benefits of Indoor Plants and Outdoor Green Spaces for Employees

Interior plants in a modern office environment

HortTechnology recently released a study about the benefits of office plants and giving employees access to natural/green space. The study produced well-supported conclusions about the healing power of plants, and show a strong correlation between time spent with plants and employee/volunteer health. Continue reading

The 5 most common landscaping mistakes—and how to avoid them.

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Whether you’re a first-year landscaper or you’ve been doing it for decades, discovering new ways to keep your landscape efficient, sustainable, and beautiful is much of the fun. But part of that means knowing how to recognize and avoid common mistakes. Here are five of the most frequent landscaping mistakes we see. Continue reading

Is your business’s irrigation system doing its job? Here are a few signs it isn’t.

Puddle of water in lawn caused by a damaged irrigation line.

If you maintain a landscape as part of your business, chances are good you’ll need to deal with irrigation. Properties that range from sprawling office parks to small storefronts can have irrigation issues; if you don’t know what to look for, these issues can do major damage before you even know what happened. Continue reading

Outdoor watering 101: tips for keeping your landscape healthy all year long.

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Watering your plants the right way is one of the best things you can do to keep your landscape lush and healthy—but it’s a little more complicated than turning on the sprinkler every few days. Weather, plant types, soil conditions, the time of year, and other factors can influence how and when you should be watering. Continue reading

Rain barrels are an eco-friendly way to lower your water bill—and they’re simple to make.

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If you’re looking for a fun and easy project this spring, you might consider making a few rain barrels. These large containers collect water from your downspouts, which you can use for lots of different purposes like watering your lawn, giving your flowers and shrubs a drink, scrubbing your deck, or washing your car. Continue reading

Compost helps your plants thrive. Here’s how to make your own.

Compost bin with an open lid showing landscape debris, egg shells, and vegetable scraps.

Creating a compost pile is a simple, rewarding activity that can lead to more beautiful flowers, bigger vegetables, and a greener lawn—but you have to do it the right way for the best results. Fortunately, composting is inexpensive and doesn’t take too much time, so we wanted to give you a few tips on how to get started. Continue reading