One of the most important aspects of landscape design is to choose the “right plant” for the “right spot”. This requires a thorough evaluation of the site and the environmental conditions which exist. The sun exposure, soil type, drainage, wind exposure and soil pH can all have a significant effect on the plants growing there.
Before you begin your landscaping project it is helpful to know the nutrient levels and pH of your soil. Most plants have specific needs regarding the level of soil fertility and pH, a measure of the soil acidity or alkalinity.
Pruning is a chore that sometimes gets relegated to the bottom of the “to-do” list. Even though you’ve been meaning to cut back the oversized evergreens next to your house, you may not feel confident in knowing when to prune them.