Gardening, Landscaping

Landscaping for Shade

In the heat of the summer, finding respite in a hammock under a shady spot is bliss. But trying to find shade-loving plants, flowers, shrubs and even groundcovers to beautify your front yard and backyard can turn your mood dark. Those same beautiful, full-grown trees block the sun’s nurturing rays and […]

Koppen Climate Classification map
Environment, Gardening, Home and Garden, Landscaping

Köppen Climate Classification: How to Use the Other Plant Map

When you have a question about landscaping in your geographical area, you might consult the Farmer’s Almanac for planting charts or frost dates, or look at the USDA’s Plant Hardiness Zone Map for plant hardiness. But there is another chart that could help you with your landscape decisions — the Köppen climate classification system. […]

Gardening, Home and Garden, Landscaping

How to Care For Palm Trees

Nothing emits the same lush, tropical feel as a landscape filled with majestic palm trees. Well-maintained palms beautify the landscape as they add to your home’s value. What’s not to like about that? Proper palm tree care leads to hardy and long-lived trees and their care begins the moment you transplant them into […]