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 Small 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!

Grow Buttonbush to Attract Butterflies and Pollinators

Buttonbush is a native plant with many benefits for pollinators. This flowering shrub is a perfect pick for that wet...


Top 10 Shrubs for Shade Gardens

Don't let your shady yard stop you from having a lively landscape. Jazz up your yard with our list of...


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Low-Maintenance Landscaping Ideas for Your Yard

If you want a beautiful yard without a lot of fuss, here are six low-maintenance landscaping tips that will keep...


Add Glamour to Your Yard With Bollywood Azalea

Roll out the red carpet for butterflies, bees and other pollinators with Bollywood azalea. Learn how to grow this flowering shrub.

How to Get Rid of Bermuda Grass in Your Garden

Bermuda grass is drought and heat tolerant but can be aggressive. Get hints on how to kill Bermuda grass without...


Plant Harry Lauders Walking Stick for Year-Round Interest

Harry Lauder's walking stick offers something new and completely unique in every season. Here's what you need to know before...

How to Grow and Care for a Forsythia Bush

Learn how to pick out the best forsythia bush for your region, how long the bright yellow flowers last and...


5 Lucky Shamrock Facts for St. Patrick’s Day

Learn how to tell fact from blarney when it comes to this symbol of Ireland! Here are fun lucky shamrock...


Hydrangea Not Blooming? Here’s What to Do

A hydrangea not blooming can be a frustrating issue for gardeners who adore its beautiful flowers. Here's how to solve...


Grow a Sand Cherry Shrub for Spring Pollinators

Attract your favorite pollinators in spring, feed birds in summer, and enjoy fall color with a gorgeous sand cherry shrub.

Is an Amur Maple Shrub Invasive?

Learn all about the Amur maple shrub and Amur honeysuckle and whether or not they are invasive plants. Also check...


Top 10 Early Spring Flowering Bushes

Spring flowering bushes and shrubs that add color to backyards early in the season, attract pollinators and more.


Expert Tips for Growing a Clementine Tree Indoors

Follow expert advice for growing and pruning an indoor clementine tree. Find out the benefits of growing citrus fruit and...


This Is Why You Should Grow a Firethorn Bush

Plant a firethorn bush in your backyard to welcome birds and bees while providing year-round beauty. This shrub features...


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15 Trees You Should Never Grow in Your Yard

Trees can add beauty and value to a home landscape — if you plant the right species and find the...

Plant Valentine Bush for Flowering Beauty in Winter

If you are getting a bit tired of looking at brown, frost-damaged shrubs and perennials, there's hope. Add Valentine bush for...


Never Plant These Invasive Shrubs (and What to Grow Instead!)

Find out which invasive shrubs you should avoid planting in your landscape and alternative native shrubs to replace them with.


10 Secrets to Fantastic Fall Leaf Colors in Your Yard

Love to look at gorgeous fall leaves? Learn the secrets for enjoying rich, beautiful fall leaf colors in your backyard...


When to Cut Back Ornamental Grasses

Learn when ornamental grasses need to be cut back and how to divide them, along with growing tips to keep...


9 Gorgeous Ornamental Grasses for Your Yard

Low-maintenance and versatile, ornamental grass is a great way to add color, movement and seasonal interest to your yard.


How to Repair and Care for Storm Damaged Trees

Summer thunderstorms can knock down limbs or whole trees. Learn how to handle tree storm damage and when to call...


Grow Croton Plants for Year-Round Fall Foliage

If you love the reds, yellows, and oranges of fall foliage, you'll want to grow croton plants to enjoy those...


7 Tips for Growing a Healthy Lawn

Follow these simple tips for growing a healthy lawn that may leave your neighbors green with envy. Learn how to...

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Top 10 Golden Plants to Make Your Garden Glow

Strike it rich with bright foliage that lights up a garden with our list of must-have golden plants. Some of...


Ask the Experts: How and When to Prune Lilacs

Here's a garden expert's advice on how and when you should prune lilacs to enjoy spring flowers. Also learn why...


Pollinators Love Double Play Spirea

Double Play Big Bang spirea offers bursts of summer color and plenty of perks for pollinators, including butterflies and...


Top 10 Summer Flowering Shrubs for Full Sun

Attract hummingbirds and butterflies with these summer flowering shrubs for full sun that provide a robust nectar source in your...


The Best Types of Evergreen Trees and How to Care for Them

Choose the best type of evergreen tree or shrub for your yard and learn how to keep it healthy. These...


Top 6 Trees with Pink and White Flowers in Spring

Plant pretty trees with pink and white flowers in your backyard for a display of colorful blooms in springtime. Plus,...