Plant Selection and Site Conditions

Proper selection of a plant for given site conditions is critical. It is more important than your ability to prune, harvest, or mulch. All too often a plant is chosen on its look or size in the nursery. Just because that Colorado Spruce looks great in the pot at the...

Planting Trees for Energy Efficiency

When it comes to comfort and efficiency, the beauty of trees is matched by their utility. Strategically planted trees around your home create a beautiful landscape while also providing energy savings all year round. Deciduous trees that shed leaves in the autumn can...

Stay Safe! Working Near Power Lines

Here are some helpful safety tips to keep in mind when working outdoors near power lines. Assume all overhead and buried lines are energized or carrying electricity. Never touch any line hanging from a power pole or laying on the ground, or anything it is touching....

How to Attract Butterflies and Hummingbirds to Your Garden

Butterflies and hummingbirds add color, movement and beauty to our gardens. It is a pleasure watch the variety of activities of the many species we can see in our gardens. A well rounded garden has plants for bot butterflies and hummingbirds. Butterflies, and...