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Tar Spot How to treat it

Tar Spot & How to Treat it

What Is Tar Spot? Tar spot is a common, visually distinctive and primarily cosmetic fungal leaf spot disease. While tar spot can affect many species of maple including Autumn Blaze, Big Leaf, Mountain, Red, Rocky Mountain, Sugar and Sycamore Maple, in Wisconsin, this disease most commonly affects silver maple. Boxelder (also known as ash-leaved maple), […]

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Black Walnut

Landscaping With Black Walnut Trees

Landscaping With Black Walnut Trees Black Walnuts trees are primarily grown for their valuable hardwood lumber. Even though this tree may have commercial value, it can cause many problems and annoyances in a home landscape. The large and abundant fruit is considered messy and unwanted and makes landscaping with black walnut trees undesirable to some. […]

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Jackman Clematis

Clematis Care

Clematis are beautiful fairly low maintenance plants that can pack a lot of color into your garden. They fit very well into most types of gardens and can be used to create vertical interest. Clematis can range from a couple feet tall to heights of 20 to 30 feet. Learn about Clematis Care below. Clematis […]

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Big Daddy Hosta

Shady Garden Solutions

BY KARI-LYNN O’NEIL I had stumbled upon the Bermuda Triangle of shady garden spaces. I have inherited a Japanese garden. Or rather, I have inherited an old giant pine tree with a gravel paved path with a few giant boulders butted against a wooded back lot. I discovered it only after I made the trip […]

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Gourmet Herb Garden

The Organic Gourmet Herb Garden

It’s Easier Than You Think To Create A Gourmet Herb Garden BY KARI-LYNN O’NEIL Everywhere you turn these days you find a celebrity chef, a five-star restaurant or tv show touting organic this or that. Now I’ve seen this “celebrity chef” thing happen before. One guy finds something (usually it sounds cooler than it tastes) […]

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irrigation

Common Landscape Questions

How much sun is considered full sun? Full sun is considered to be over 6 hours of unobstructed light each day. Partial sun ranges between 3 and 6 hours, and shade is considered to be less than 3 hours of light each day. Typically, the sunniest areas will be the west and south sides of […]

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Elija Blue Grass

Gardening With Perennial Ornamental Grasses

GARDENING WITH ORNAMENTAL GRASSES The term ornamental grass is used to describe many different types of plants including true grasses, sedges, rushes, and hardy bamboos. Grasses come in many different heights, colors, and textures, as well as having different water and sun requirements. Grasses are typically considered to be very low maintenance once established. Grasses […]

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