How Many Years Can it Take for an Oak Tree to Produce its First Acorn?

Oak trees (Quercus spp.) take decades to mature. Depending on their own species, the trees are 20 to 30 years old when they create their initial acorns. Even then, acorn production isn’t constant from year to year. Factors such as freezing temperatures throughout blooming, excessive rain, windy conditions, drought and nutrition can affect acorn production.… Continue reading How Many Years Can it Take for an Oak Tree to Produce its First Acorn?

The way to Kill Weeds for an Extended Time

Removing weeds can look like an endless struggle, but landscape fabric, mulches and herbicides provide control for an extended time. Perennial and annual weeds invade garden beds, lawns, paths and driveways, and after removal frequently reappear within days. Perennial weeds regrow away from their roots and annual weeds sprout from seeds in dirt. Covering weeds… Continue reading The way to Kill Weeds for an Extended Time

Fantastic Design Plant: Old Fashioned Smoke Bush

When designing a backyard, we are encouraged to think of the foliage first. A powerful backbone of intriguing leaves in the garden will maintain a style together, even if flowering plants aren’t at their peak. However, we can quickly locate ourselves at a foliage frenzy, choosing exciting leaves in every color from purple and chocolate… Continue reading Fantastic Design Plant: Old Fashioned Smoke Bush

Is The Garden Minding the Viewing Speed Limit?

Imagine you’re the landscape architect for the street department. You are stuck for ideas for a new stretch of the interstate, which means you click your browser shortcut, go to and property on a cute-as-a-bug’s-ear window box agreement. Warning! Assuming the traffic engineers have done their job, the normal viewer would buzz beyond a window… Continue reading Is The Garden Minding the Viewing Speed Limit?