Soil Preparation and Planting

Hello, I’m inquiring about proper soil preparation for planting the following: 1. yew hedge 2. japans maples 3. bobo hydrangea, 4. japanese blood grass, all gold hakoni grass, sunrise hosts, peonies, clematis etc. Our soil is layered as follows: 1.…

Gardening/Landscaping Ideas

Hi there, first of thanks so much for your time, really appreciate it. We recently bought a house and it has a small lawn and a very tiny strip of land in the back after deck and on the side…

Removing sod vs layering straw and cardboard

Hi, I’m looking to creating a 25 ‘ x 15 ‘. Rather than trip sod, I was going to smother it with cardboard, straw, cardboard. Then cover with mulch. Later I would plant a few bushes, flowers etc. Will this…

Plants for Under a Blue Spruce

Hello! I have a lovely blue spruce in my back yard. Until recently, its lower branches have effectively blocked an uninspiring view when we sit on our patio; however, recently the lower branches have begun losing their needles and dying…