There is a time and a place where slugs and snails serve a good purpose. Inside your garden or flower bed is not one of them. So how do you get rid of slugs and snails? Fortunately, there is a very simple and safe way to deal with these slimy nighttime snackers.
Trying to landscape in an area where the soil is constantly wet can be a struggle to get right. The wrong plants won’t survive the lack of oxygen and will most often succumb to root rot. Luckily, there are many shrubs, trees, and plants that like wet soil.
I noticed that there seem to be a lot of articles out there to educate people on which plants are resistant to deer, but not so much on telling which plants deer love to eat, or what to avoid if that is not your intention. (As in, the deer will eat these to the ground). So, I decided that it is time to put the warning out there.
The exterior and front landscape of a home are the first impression that a house makes to anyone that happens to visit, or just drive by. So, it is aways a good idea to take an objective look at the exterior and try to see what statement your home is making to others. Are there areas that can be improved within your budget? Is everything clean and tidy? Does your home look inviting, or is it the home that kids believe houses the local witch? 😉 If so, then you probably need to add curb appeal to correct these issues. The following suggestions may provide some areas for which improvements can be made.
Everyone has that shady spot that they want to get to looking good, but sometimes it is hard to figure out just exactly what to plant in these locations. It could be a spot on the north side of a wall, an area under a tree, or a space that is just to the edge of a wooded canopy. Regardless all of these would fall into the shade loving plants category. So, let’s take a look at 12 different popular options – that work for Zones 4-8.