Tag: landscape maintenance

Natural Hand Pruning of Boxwood Shrubs

Instead of using power hedge trimmers or hand shears, many people prefer selective hand pruning for that “natural look” of evergreen shrubs in their home landscape. VIDEO: ‘Trimming Boxwood for that ‘Natural Look‘ MORE: Playlist of 12 more Boxwood trimming videos Playlist of 7… Continue Reading “Natural Hand Pruning of Boxwood Shrubs”

Ditching Gasoline Use in the Garden

Paying $20 a gallon for ‘special fuel’ was the last straw! While working as a landscape contractor, we used a wide variety of garden equipment powered by small engines. Some small engines used straight gasoline (4-cycle engines) while others used a combination of gasoline… Continue Reading “Ditching Gasoline Use in the Garden”

Dragging Hose

Since a great, all day, soaking rain on Mothers Day, our Pittsburgh area weather has been hot and dry, so this is the precise time when watering your outdoor plants can make a real difference. While all the trees and shrubs in the Pittsburgh… Continue Reading “Dragging Hose”

Deadheading Rhododendrons

Seeing the fantastic Spring blossoms on Rhododendrons, brings up the next question, to deadhead or not to deadhead? And probably then, what is deadheading? We’ve been noticing a large number of blossoms on Rhododendrons around western Pennsylvania this Spring, thinking that they are having… Continue Reading “Deadheading Rhododendrons”

Spring Maintenance

Happy 1st day of Spring 2022 Winter seemed especially long and dark, so who isn’t eagerly awaiting the first blossoms of Spring? Longer days of sunlight, warming temperatures, and yes, some garden chores to get you out and about. If you left your ornamental… Continue Reading “Spring Maintenance”