Plants

Using rock gardens in landscaping

Using rock gardens in landscaping

Enhance your design with plants that thrive in harsh environments Long a standard in the arid West and high-desert regions such as the Rockies, rock gardens have become increasingly popular throughout ...

AeroFarms’ $30 million vertical garden set for construction in New Jersey

AeroFarms’ $30 million vertical garden set for construction in New Jersey

The world's largest indoor vertical farm will be created in Newark, New Jersey for $30 million. The former industrial site will also serve as the global headquarters for farming and tech ...

2015 Philadelphia Flower Show features actor Dan Aykroyd

2015 Philadelphia Flower Show features actor Dan Aykroyd

  The Philadelphia Flower Show, one of the biggest and largest-running garden shows in the world, is on through March 8. The event is themed “Celebrate the Movies” and is at ...

McDugald-Steele finishes a 22,000-plant vertical wall at a Houston H-E-B store

McDugald-Steele finishes a 22,000-plant vertical wall at a Houston H-E-B store

A Houston, Texas grocer dabbled in the landscaping business to create living wall art. Landscaping firm McDugald-Steele finished the design of a 22,000-plant vertical garden, one of the largest in the ...

Proper pruning techniques, tips for landscapers

Proper pruning techniques, tips for landscapers

Spring will be here before you know it, and landscapers need to train their crews on proper pruning techniques to make sure landscapes look their best. The Grounds Guys put together ...

Evergreens, flowers and shrubs perfect for planting on hillsides

Evergreens, flowers and shrubs perfect for planting on hillsides

Planting on a slope presents a particular set of challenges. Poor soil composition, uneven amounts of moisture at the top and base of a hill and runoff are the dominant ...

Top plants for winter

Top plants for winter

Spring, summer and autumn boast a riot of colors, lushness and bounty. But the winter garden has its own charms. Winter may seem like a time of rest for the ...

Ball Seed Company intros French Marigold series for 2015

Ball Seed Company intros French Marigold series for 2015

Ball Seed Company released a French Marigold series called Hot Pak. The flowers feature continuous blooming in high heat and humidity.

Southwest landscape architect gets creative by making a roof made of cacti

Southwest landscape architect gets creative by making a roof made of cacti

Many areas of the country deal with the problem of drought, saving energy and going green. One of those areas in particular is the Southwest.

Vancouver Green Wall Features More Than 3,500 Different Plants

Vancouver Green Wall Features More Than 3,500 Different Plants

Another green wall is taking center stage, and this time it’s making its debut in West Vancouver.

How To Avoid Plant Damage Caused by Salt this Winter

How To Avoid Plant Damage Caused by Salt this Winter

Winter weather is here and while some may be seeing the soft snow hit the ground, others are dealing with unrelenting ice. The Associate Landscape Contractors of Colorado are working ...

9 Colorful Plants that Thrive in Shade

9 Colorful Plants that Thrive in Shade

Just like people, some plants like to sunbathe while others prefer to take it easy in the shade. But not all shade is created equal. Even in the most heavily ...

Succulents Making Strong Comeback in Landscaping

Succulents Making Strong Comeback in Landscaping

Your grandmother was on to something: If you remember Hens and Chicks, those easy-care, rosette-shaped succulents from her backyard garden, you’re in for a surprise.

How To Increase Curb Appeal on Commercial, Residential Properties

How To Increase Curb Appeal on Commercial, Residential Properties

Landscaping can do a lot to increase curb appeal on residential and commercial properties. The Grounds Guys have given a few tips on how to increase curb appeal for clients:

Popular Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens Poised to Expand Again

Popular Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens Poised to Expand Again

When the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens opened in 2007, it was after 15 years of planning, planting and building by a committed core of believers.

3 of the Craziest-Looking Trees in the World

3 of the Craziest-Looking Trees in the World

There are more than 23,000 types of trees in the world – but these three have to be some of the most beautiful and craziest of them all. 1. Dragon Blood ...

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