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!

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,...


How to Plant Shrubs and Bushes

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

Why You Should Plant a Weeping Crabapple Tree

Catch the attention of wildlife and your fellow gardeners alike with a weeping crabapple tree. This tree looks gorgeous and...


Pretty in Pink: 10 Shrubs With Pink Flowers

Think pink when planning your garden! From pale pink to magenta, you're sure to find a shrub with pink flowers...


15 Beautiful White Flowering Shrubs

If you love white flowers, good news! We found white flowering shrubs for every landscape. And many of these plants...


The Prettiest Yellow Flowering Shrubs for Your Yard

Love sunny yellow flowers? These yellow flowering shrubs will add vibrant color to your garden or landscape. And many of...

When to Prune Trees and Shrubs

Wondering when you should get out your pruning tools? A gardening expert reveals when to prune trees and shrubs to...


Top 10 Flowering Bushes for Your Yard

Perennials and annuals aren’t the only plants that provide color in the garden. These flowering bushes produce magnificent floral displays.


17 Blooming Bushes That Attract Butterflies

Attract more beautiful pollinators with these flowering bushes that attract butterflies. You'll also get easy-care vibrant color to fill your...


10 Dwarf Flowering Shrubs for Containers

Bring bushes out of the hedgerows and into your containers and patio gardens with these top picks for dwarf flowering...


Why You Should Plant Eastern Red Cedar Trees in Your Yard

Looking for a new tree to add to your yard? Grow a majestic Eastern red cedar tree to provide food...

19 Berry Bushes Birders Should Grow

Want to attract more birds to your backyard? Start by growing berry bushes for birds in your landscape. Birds love...


A Beginner’s Guide to Growing a Camellia Bush

Camellia flowers are beloved in the south. Evergreen leaves and fall-to-spring blooms make them garden favorites. Learn how to grow...


7 Fascinating Facts About Conifer Trees

Discover fun facts about these interesting trees and which birds love them. Learn the difference between conifers and pines and...


Can You Grow Azalea Plants Indoors?

Greenhouse azalea plants are commonly sold as holiday gifts. Here's what you need to know about growing azaleas indoors.


7 Fun Facts About Christmas Trees

They're a holiday staple, but you probably didn't know these Christmas tree facts. Share these fun facts about Christmas trees...


The Best Types of Conifer Trees and How to Grow Them

Garden experts share their favorite types of conifer trees as well as the best tips for growing conifers in your...


Top 10 Dwarf Conifers for Small Spaces

Small space gardening is made easy with our list of the top 10 dwarf conifers for landscaping. We found the...


Plant Propagation: How to Multiply Your Plants for Free

Save money and get more plants for free! Follow these plant propagation steps and learn how to make plant cuttings.

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8 Types of Christmas Trees You Can Grow

Learn about the most common types of Christmas trees in America, and get tips on where to plant them and...


5 Essential Steps for Tree Planting Success

Planting a tree may be easier than you think. Just follow these digging, watering and planting tips to ensure your...


Native Shrubs for Birds: American Beautyberry Bush

American beautyberry bush is a versatile, easy-to-grow native shrub that birds love. Plant it in zones 6 to 10 and...


5 Attractive Drought Tolerant Shrubs for Your Garden

Here are five of our favorite drought-tolerant shrubs you should consider adding to your yard, to conserve water and add...


Pollinator Magnet: How to Care for and Prune Butterfly Bush

Learn when butterfly bushes bloom and how to take care of your plant, plus why some varieties are not appropriate...


7 Things You Need to Know Before Planting a Tree

Planting a tree is a wonderful investment for your property. Follow this checklist to make sure you’ve thought of everything...