Trees & Shrubs

Shrubs planted on a hillside

How to Plant Trees and Shrubs on a Slope or Hillside

When landscaping on a hillside with trees or shrubs, proper planting is key. Taking a few extra steps during planting will ensure that your landscaping stays put and grows strong. Read on to find out how to plant on a slope in your yard.

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Cutting fallen tree with chainsaw

Hey Irene, Thanks for Nothing!

As Hurricane Irene roared up the eastern seaboard, it blew through western Connecticut and passed directly over our home. We received a month’s worth of rain in less than a day with sustained winds of over 75 miles per hour that raked the landscape for hours. Read on to find out more.

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Pink crape myrtle blooms in summer

Why Arent My Crape Myrtles Blooming

“My crape myrtles have bloomed in the past but haven’t this year. What could be wrong?”

There are several possibilities for why your crape myrtles haven’t bloomed. Read on to find out more.

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Wood mulch in foundation planting bed

Types of Mulch for Your Yard

Watch this video to find out about the many types of mulch that are available for your yard, including cypress mulch, red wood mulch, pine bark, and rubber mulch.

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Pruning hedge

How to Prune Shrubs in Your Yard

Watch this video for some tips on how and when to prune flowering and evergreen shrubs in your yard, including holly and azalea.

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Generator with shrubs planted around it

Planting Trees and Shrubs as a Screen at the Kuppersmith Project

Trees and shrubs can be strategically planted to act as a screen to hide everything from a neighbor’s shed to a standby generator in your yard, as we have done here at the Kuppersmith Project house. Watch this video for some tips on how to use landscaping around appliances in your yard.

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Balled trees and shrubs ready for planting in Kuppersmith Project yard

Planting Trees and Shrubs in the Kuppersmith Project Yard

Landscaping the Kuppersmith Project yard started by digging holes with a motorized auger, then setting the trees and shrubs in place following our detailed landscape plan. Trees and shrubs planted in the yard included river birch, holly, azalea, and camellia. Watch this video to find out more.

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Standing at the base of a giant redwood.

Walking Amongst the Redwoods

A few months ago, while visiting the West Coast, I toured the magnificent redwood forests of northern California. The drive up from San Francisco along the coast, and then inland through the forests is one of the prettiest roads imaginable. Read on to find out more.

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