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Design: Utility Box with Grass - Sun

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Design: Perennial Corner - Sun

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Design: Sunny Backyard

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Design: Large Perennial Corner - Shade

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Design: Shady Backyard

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Design: Perennial Corner - Shade

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Design: Large Screening - Sun

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Design: Small Screening - Sun

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Design: Narrow Border - Sun

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Design: Mailbox - Sun

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Design: Front of House - Sun

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Design: Front of House - Shade

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Attracting Orioles & Hummingbirds is Easy

Have you been offering orange halves, grape jelly, and colored nectar for your backyard oriole or hummingbird? If so, you know the joy of having these fascinating colorful birds in your backyard or patio. If not, don’t miss another day! Start attracting these colorful birds today with quick tips from our experts.

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Design: Front Foundation - Sun

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Emerald Ash Borer

It’s time to talk about a silent but deadly threat lurking in our midst: the Emerald Ash Borer. This tiny but mighty pest has been wreaking havoc on millions of ash trees across the Midwest, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. But fear not, for knowledge is power!

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Moonsigns 2024

Roughly speaking, those things which bear their crops above the ground should be planted in a favorable sign when the moon is increasing, known as the Light of the Moon.

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Christmas Cactus Care

The Christmas cactus is an exotic-looking, yet easy-to-grow houseplant and it’s pet-friendly too! The cactus generally set buds in the fall, and then will bloom from Thanksgiving through Christmas.

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Keep Wild Birds Around this Winter

Providing a clean feeder, fresh food, open water and a comfortable habitat are keys to keeping wild birds around this winter. Check out the following tips and ideas.

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