Trees & Shrubs

Crape Myrtle tree

How to Grow Crape Myrtles from Seed

Crape myrtles bloom in the summer and form seed heads that last through the fall. And you can collect those seeds for growing in the spring — here’s how to do it!

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Shade trees

How to Select the Right Tree for Your Yard

Want to fill a blank backyard with something green? First, read our guide on the types of trees often used in home landscapes!

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How to Grow Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas enhance landscape borders, and their blossoms are beautiful as cut or dried flowers. Here are tips for growing this eye-catching plant in your yard.

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big tree with swing on green field, Chiang Mai, Thailand

How to Install a Tree Swing

Nothing says summertime like a tree swing. Here are tips to safely install one in your backyard!

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Shrubs planted on a hillside

How to Plant Trees and Shrubs on a Slope

Planting on a slope? Take these 6 steps to ensure your landscaping grows strong.

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9 Berries to Brighten Up Your Winter Garden

In the winter, gardeners have to be creative to bring color and texture to an otherwise bleak landscape. One of the best ways to do this is by planting shrubs that produce winter berries. Not only will you get the bright berries themselves, but your shrubs will soon be decorated with a host of colorful, feasting birds.

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How to Trim Out-of-Reach Trees

Here’s how you can modify a pair of bypass loppers and trim high, hard-to-reach tree branches.

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Christmas tree branches in leaves.

How to Recycle a Christmas Tree

Why trash Christmas trees? Instead, consider recycling them, allowing them to naturally return to the earth. Here are tips on how to do that.

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