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!

7 Fascinating Facts About Holly Trees and Berries

Uncover holly tree facts, including if holly berries are poisonous, which holly tree is best for birds and how many...


Are American Pokeweed Berries Poisonous?

A garden expert answers questions about American pokeweed. Find out if this shrub is a native plant and if pokeweed...


Plant Gin Fizz Juniper for a Bush Bursting With Berries

Plant a Gin Fizz juniper bush for low-maintenance greenery that looks great in every season. Plus, you'll attract flocks of...


10 Small Evergreen Shrubs to Grow for Year-Round Curb Appeal

Small evergreen shrubs make your yard look great in every season. Dwarf evergreens also provide benefits for birds and wildlife.

How to Grow a Tulip Poplar Tree

With unique leaves and showy flowers, a tulip tree offers superb wildlife value.


Grow a Gorgeous Fall Garden Your Birds Will Love

Plan a fall garden that flourishes beyond spring and summer. Follow these tips to create a landscape you and visiting...

Grow Brandywine Viburnum for Tie-Dye Berry Clusters

The easiest way to grow Brandywine viburnum with its clusters of pink and blue berries that both gardeners and wildlife...


Grow a Black Chokeberry Shrub for Berry-Loving Birds

Looking to add fall interest to your yard? Learn why black chokeberry is a perfect choice, both for you and...


The Best Hydrangea Bush for Every Yard and Growing Condition

Discover what makes hydrangea bushes so versatile and our top picks for full sun, shade, pots, cut flowers and more!


Top 10 Perennial Ornamental Grasses for Your Garden

Weave motion and texture into your garden beds with perennial grasses. Find the perfect ornamental grass pick for your...

Globe Mallow: Native Perennial Plant With a Floral Surprise

Globe mallow is a native shrub that brings a cottage garden look and feel to a desert garden. In spring, this...


Tianshan Seven Son Flower Shines in Every Season

Discover Tianshan seven-son flower's amazing attributes as the seasons change, and learn how and where to grow it in your...


Attract More Birds With a Silky Dogwood Shrub

Silky dogwood shrubs are native plants that boast benefits in every season. Here’s what you need to know before planting...


Top 10 Fast Growing Shrubs for Instant Curb Appeal

Get fantastic looking results and landscaping benefits even faster than usual with our gardening expert's picks for fast growing shrubs.


How to Grow a Fireside Ninebark Shrub

Draw in wildlife and enjoy gorgeous foliage through the seasons with a Fireside ninebark shrub. This native plant fits...

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...

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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...