Growing Trees, Shrubs & Grasses

Whether you're growing grass, trees or shrubs, the right mix can make or break your backyard landscaping. We're sharing expert grass, shrub and tree growing tips and advice you can use!

Top 10 New Plants for 2014

Top 10 New Plants for 2014

It’s time to celebrate! The garden world is abuzz over this year’s arrivals, and we’re sharing our list of top 10 new plants for 2014.

Top 10 Flowering Shrubs: Hydrangea

Top 10 Flowering Shrubs

Perennials and annuals aren’t the only plants that provide color in the garden. These flowering shrubs and flowering bushes will add magnificent scents and colors to your yard.

Flowering Trees for Your Backyard: Redbud

Flowering Trees for Your Backyard

Flowering trees just might be the best of both worlds! You get the height and size of a tree, plus the beauty of blooms and sometimes even sweet aromas. Check out our nine favorites and get tree growing tips for your yard.

Gardening with Ornamental Grasses: Pampas Grass

Gardening with Ornamental Grasses

Low-maintenance and versatile, gardening with ornamental grasses is a great way to show off the grass in your yard as more than a tidy green carpet. With this comprehensive list of our top picks, growing ornamental grasses has never been easier!

Easy Gardening

Easy Gardening for Tough Locations

Living in the far north or south can make for tough growing conditions, but we’ve got tips for easy gardening in these tricky spots.

Top 10 Summer-blooming Shrubs: Viburnum

Top 10 Summer-Blooming Shrubs

Attract hummingbirds and butterflies with these summer-blooming shrubs that provide a robust nectar source in your own backyard.

Top 10 Shrubs for Small Spaces: Bella Anna hydrangea

Top 10 Shrubs for Small Spaces

Yes, you do have room for an extra shrub or two—all of our picks for the top 10 shrubs for small spaces are under 5 feet tall!

Top 10 Shrubs for Shade: Oakleaf Hydrangea

Top 10 Shrubs for Shade

Don’t let your shady yard stop you from having a lively landscape—jazz up your space with our list of the top 10 shrubs for shade!

Planting shrubs

Growing Shrubs

Planting shrubs will give you privacy and beautify your backyard in no time at all.

Lawn sprinkler

Growing a Healthy Lawn

These five tips will give you a lush lawn that may leave your neighbors green with envy.


Best Conifers for Landscapes

These experts give their favorite conifer choices as well as the best tips for growing conifers in your backyard.