Trees & Shrubs

How to Grow Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas enhance landscape borders, and their blossoms are beautiful as cut or dried flowers. Here are tips for growing this eye-catching plant in your yard.

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big tree with swing on green field, Chiang Mai, Thailand

How to Install a Tree Swing

Nothing says summertime like a tree swing. Here are tips to safely install one in your backyard!

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Shrubs planted on a hillside

How to Plant Trees and Shrubs on a Slope

Planting on a slope? Take these 6 steps to ensure your landscaping grows strong.

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9 Berries to Brighten Up Your Winter Garden

In the winter, gardeners have to be creative to bring color and texture to an otherwise bleak landscape. One of the best ways to do this is by planting shrubs that produce winter berries. Not only will you get the bright berries themselves, but your shrubs will soon be decorated with a host of colorful, feasting birds.

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How to Trim Out-of-Reach Trees

Here’s how you can modify a pair of bypass loppers and trim high, hard-to-reach tree branches.

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Christmas tree branches in leaves.

How to Recycle a Christmas Tree

Why trash Christmas trees? Instead, consider recycling them, allowing them to naturally return to the earth. Here are tips on how to do that.

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Cat climbing on Christmas tree

How to Keep Pets Safe from Your Christmas Decorations

It’s a wonder cats and dogs can contain themselves at all at Christmastime, with all those climbable branches, swattable glittery baubles, and scented chewable branches! But there are some things you can do to keep your pets (and decorations!) safe this holiday season.

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Dragging a cut Christmas tree home in the snow

How to Select and Decorate a Christmas Tree

Whether you cut down your own tree or visit one of the many tree lots popping up during the holidays, selecting and bringing home a Christmas tree is one of the highlights of the season. Read on for answers to the most commonly asked questions about how to select and care for a cut Christmas tree.

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