Shrub Growing Tips
List of Shrubs
Selecting just the right shrub -- that piece de resistance to cap off your landscaping efforts -- can be a daunting task. If you walk into a garden center without a well-thought-out plan, my friend, you're lost! Why? Because you'll be distracted by all the eye candy and lose track of what you really need. Use this list of shrubs to do your homework and be well-prepared before you head out to buy.
Let's say you've selected your bush and planted it in the ground. It does well for a while, but then a problem develops -- and you have no clue what the correct solution may be. This FAQ on shrub growing tips is for you. Scan it to see if I cover any issues that resemble yours. Many shrub problems are commonplace and I may already have included...
How to Trim Hedges
Of course, your work doesn't end there. It's one thing to plant hedge shrubs in a nice, even row; it's another thing to maintain them that way. That means getting out there with shears or with a power hedger and trimming. Tip: growing hedges is incompatible with low-maintenance landscaping, so if you're not amenable to yard work, steer clear...
A special category of shrub growing tips relates to the planting of hedges and (next entry) shearing them. Even those not normally enamored with straight lines are not crazy about crooked hedges. So learn how to plant a hedgerow so that it comes out straight!
Why Is My Wisteria Not Blooming?
Ever wonder why your wisteria isn't blooming? One of the frequent questions I receive, you can learn the answer here to the question, where I focus on pruning.