Trees & Shrubs

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Planting Indoor Container Trees

Growing trees in planters inside your home is a unique way to bring the outdoors in. Here are some tips for choosing and planting indoor container trees from Southern Patio.

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Using a Reciprocating Saw to Prune Tree Branches

Watch this video for tips on how to quickly and easily prune tree limbs and branches using a standard reciprocating saw equipped with a special pruning blade.

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Rodgersia plants with green, serrated leaves and clumps of white flowers.

Four Easy to Grow, Shade Loving Alternatives to Hostas

If you’re ready for a new look in your garden, here are four easy to grow, shade loving alternatives to hostas that will give you a similar effect while adding variety. Read on to find out more.

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Azalea shrubs blooming under tree.

Shade Loving Flowers to Plant in Your Yard

If you have shady spots in your yard that could use some color, check out these seven plants, including hydrangeas and hostas, that do well and bloom in partial sun and shady conditions! Read on to find out more.

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Crape myrtle covered in blooms.

How and When to Prune Crape Myrtles

Spring is here and with it comes “crape murder,” the common and unnecessary practice of lopping off the branches of a perfectly lovely crape myrtle under the mistaken assumption that it will cause it to bloom more. Read on to find out the right way to prune your crape myrtles.

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Danny Lipford and Tricia Craven Worley next to newly planted tree.

Tips for Planting a Tree in Your Yard

Watch this video to find out how to plant and care for a newly planted tree in your yard.

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Azalea shrubs blooming in front of house.

How to Plant Azaleas and Other Shrubs in Your Yard

See how to plant and fertilize container grown azalea bushes in your yard so they grow. Watch this video to find out more.

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Pine straw mulch around a tree.

How to Choose Mulch for Your Yard

Find out what type of mulch is best to use in different areas of your yard, from flower beds and paths to trees and shrubs. Watch this video to find out more.

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