When you walk in soft, muddy plant beds, the weight of your footsteps seriously compacts the soil, pressing out the oxygen and making it harder for plants to breath.
Philadelphia’s annual harbinger of warmer days is rapidly approaching, and we’ve got your guide to all of the floral festivities.
Salt is very tough on plants and other ice melters have limits too. Try sand instead.
Plants have feelings, too. Sort of.
Anything newly-planted this year – including trees, shrubs, and perennials – needs regular deep watering until they can grow long roots.
David Benner hasn’t mowed his lawn in over 40 years. He doesn’t fertilize, yet his yard is lush and green under shady trees. How’d he do that?
Where you plant things can be as important as what you plant.
The good news is leaf galls aren’t fatal to established trees, so you don’t usually need to do anything to get rid of them.
For devastating infestations on a precious plant or big tree, I’d call a professional. Otherwise, I prune out obvious damage and let Nature fight it out.
Sometimes water just sits on top of potting soil and won’t soak in, overflowing instead. Here’s a quick fix to avoid the mess.
It’s a sight that’s more suited to the Rocky Mountains than the Philadelphia suburbs: A tribe of goats has arrived at West Laurel Hill Cemetery.
No matter how much you love plants, most of us end up with something in our garden now and then that we want to get rid of. Don’t use chemicals. Try this.
Watermelon Magic seeks to fascinate children with the life cycle of plants but its methods are likely to fascinate any viewer.
Pansies are one of the few annual flowers that can handle the cold.
The snow, the wind, the ice, has left gardeners with broken branches, layers of leaves, and a muddy mess in low-lying areas, but for those who love to toil in the soil it’s fun waiting to be had.