It is very easy to attract Hummingbirds birds to your home landscape if you follow a few basic principles.
Humming birds migrate North to North Carolina in April, and leave in late September. The males arrive first looking for territory that will have plenty of food. This impresses the females who come shortly thereafter. Hummingbirds eat insects, pollen and a lot of nectar. They are especially attracted to plants that produce red tubular flowers high in nectar (see list).Hummingbirds also need medium and large trees to rest and nest in.
With home landscapes getting smaller and many homeowners now living in condos and high rises, there is a new trend of growing small trees and shrubs in containers. This is a very easy practice that requires little space and only a small amount of maintenance time on a weekly basis. There are countless trees and shrubs that grow very nicely in containers.
Time of Year: Anytime that plants are available from your favorite Garden Center
Deer are a major pest in suburban gardens. Deer graze on a multitude of plants that we grow in our home landscapes. Using deer repellent products can be laborious and expensive. There are a number of ways to reduce deer damage on our plants. Remember, if deer are hungry enough, they may eat just about any plant.
Succulents are plants that have thick leaves full of water, unique shapes, and come from arid regions of the world. They make great container gardens for outdoor full sun locations such as patios, decks or balconies.
Every home landscape needs some attention in the late winter to prepare it for Spring planting and the next growing season. The following activities should be performed in late Winter/early Spring (Mid-Feb. – Mid-March).
Rain gardens are unique landscape components that help to reduce erosion, mitigate storm water runoff and filter and purify pollutants in runoff water. A rain garden contains plants that can tolerate standing water for a short period of time as well as periods of dryness (drought). The garden should fully drain within about 2 days of rain event.
When outdoor temperatures drop into the low 50’s regularly, that means it’s time to bring your plants inside! All you’ll need is a couple of tools and a few minutes in order to successfully complete the job.
Looking for a way to create a little privacy from your neighbors? Or maybe you’re just looking for a creative fix to decorate that white picket fence around the backyard? Whether using flowers, shrubs or evergreen plants, planting a privacy screen is an easy, functional way to add beauty and color to your backyard.
Dressing up your walkway is the perfect way to add a colorful pop to your front yard. Whether you’re working with a large pathway or an apartment breezeway, this beginner-level project is a great way to add your favorite perennial flowers and welcome visitors to your home.
It’s wintertime, and your houseplants’ survival depends on you. Relocating your houseplant during the colder months is an easy process and can be completed quickly. In just 20 minutes, you can bring the beauty of the outdoors inside to be enjoyed by your family and guests.
As fall approaches, planting a young tree in your yard can be a quick and easy way to add some future foliage to your landscape! Preparation and proper tools are key to this project, which can be completed within 1-2 hours. Check out the project Greenprint and video for a step-by-step guide!
Whether you’re hoping to create a privacy line in your backyard, elevating your curb appeal or adding emphasis to a landscaping feature, planting a few shrubs can go a long way. This beginner-level project will give you an evergreen addition to your lawn in an afternoon!
Whether it’s a bouquet for a loved one, a dining table centerpiece or a few flowers on your desk, flowers grown in your own cut flower garden can provide enhancement to any indoor space! By planting a cut flower garden in your yard, you can take your favorite annual and perennial flowers directly from your own yard to enjoy in your home.
Have you ever wanted to take your landscaping vertical? Planting a living wall is a great way to add some “living art” to your yard, while taking advantage of the benefits of landscaping! Whether you’re looking for a pop of color, some curb appeal or a way to add some foliage to your home, a living wall is an easy, fun and unique project for any space.
A pollinator garden in your yard contributes to a healthy and sustainable future for generations of both pollinators and people – and it’s easy to do! With a small space and a few plants, you can attract bees and butterflies to your garden.
Did you receive a plant as a gift and want to repot it into something more sustainable, beautiful or functional? Repotting — or potting — a houseplant can be done easily, no matter what space you’re working in. Adding a houseplant to your home can make an apartment, townhome or house feel warmer and more colorful.
Don’t have a large outdoor space to work with? Maybe you have a few window boxes, or want to put a contained plant on your front porch? Gardening in containers is the perfect solution for smaller spaces, and can be adapted to fit your environment.