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Don’t Let Your Hardscapes Be Devoured

Have you ever removed overgrown plantings and gained back valuable space on a driveway or patio?  Or maybe you cleared a walkway so that two people can now walk side by side instead of single file. These overgrown hardscapes are quite common with 25 year old plantings.  But when this happens on newer landscapes something is seriously […]

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How To Prune Climbing Hydrangea

Climbing Hydrangea is a beautiful and useful climber, but it can get crazy on you if you let it. It is deciduous, but considered a 4 season plant mainly because: It has lush dark green leaves. It flowers white in early summer. It has bright yellow fall color and cinnamon colored exfoliating bark. As you […]

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How To Prune Upright Junipers

There are a number of varieties of upright juniper. Some of the more common ones are: Torialosa, Robusta, Blue Point, Moonglow, Pathfinder, Skyrocket and Wichita Blue. This category of juniper fills a useful design niche in the landscape. Most stay relatively narrow, yet grow tall. Sometimes referred to as columnar or fastigiate. Typically they are […]

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Canker – What It Is And What To Do About It

A canker is a sunken, dead area on a branch, stem or trunk. It is a symptom like leaf spot, wilt or dieback, and it is caused by one or more disease causing agents. They attack tissue cells and cause decay. These disease causing agents are either fungi or bacteria. Fungi reproduce by spores, and […]

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