How to Select Landscape Plants

Tips for select the right plant for the right location. Source: University of Maryland Extension

How to plant a tree

Kids learn how to plant a tree.

 

Planting Tips for Trees

Gain tips for planting trees from this video and information from the University of Maryland Extension

 

How to Prune Evergreen Trees and Shrubs

(Scroll past sanitizing products for cleaning green houses.) Learn how to prune evergreen trees and shrubs with this useful article from the University of Delaware Cooperative Extension. Covers reasons for pruning evergreens, methods of pruning, when to prune and tips for pruning specific popular species of landscape evergreen trees and shrubs. Source: University of Delaware Cooperative Extension

 

How to Prune Woody Plants

Learn how to prune woody plants with this excellent educational resource from the University of Delaware Cooperative Extension. Covers reasons for pruning trees and shrubs, methods of pruning, when to prune, pruning equipment and tips for pruning specific popular species of landscape trees and shrubs. Source: University of Delaware Cooperative Extension

Dogwood Cornus florida

Dogwood (Cornus florida)

 

Fertilizing Landscape Trees and Shrubs

Fertilizing landscape trees and shrubs is made easier for the home gardener with this very useful article from the University of Maryland Extension. Includes how to read fertilizer labels, determine the fertilizer rate and select the appropriate fertilizers for specific plant(s) and more. Source: University of Maryland Extension

 

Hydrangea Selection, Pruning and Care

Learn how to prune hydrangeas with this useful guide, “A Quick Guide to Pruning Hydrangeas.”  Reviews the different types of hydgrangeas – Bigleaf, Smooth, PG, Oakleaf, Climbing– and provides information about when and how to prune. A very useful overview to help you grow healthy hydrangeas and enjoy beautiful blooms each season. Source: University of Maryland Extension

 

Azaleas in bloom

Azaleas in full bloom.

 

Common Problems with Azaleas and Rhododendrons

Common problems with azaleas and rhododendrons are explored in depth with this table of symptoms and causes, followed by detailed descriptions of each cause and actions home gardeners to grow healthy azaleas and rhododendrons. Source: University of Maryland Extension

 

24 Ways to Kill a Tree

Learn 24 ways homeowners can kill a tree, as well as 24 steps you can take to help ensure that your tree enjoys good health. Source: Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech and Virginia State University

 

How to Plant Trees

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Learn about best practices for planting trees from this useful review by the Virginia Cooperative Extension. Everything from proper placement and maintenance and the differences between container-grown and “B&B”, to tips on planting techniques, watering, staking, fertilizing and more. Source: Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech and Virginia State University

 

Chinese snowball viburnum (Viburnum macrocephalum)

Chinese snowball viburnum (Viburnum macrocephalum)

How to Prune Deciduous Trees

Explains the basic anatomy of trees and provides an overview of how, when and what to prune. Source: Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech and Virginia State University

 

How to Prune Evergreen Trees

Explains how, when and what to prune. Source: Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech and Virginia State University

 

A Guide to Successful Pruning of Shrubs

Find out how to prune shrubs in your home garden and landscape with this brief but useful primer. This review from the Virginia Cooperative Extension explains the two basic types of pruning cuts, approaches to pruning (maintenance vs. rejuvenation), and when to prune. Source: Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech and Virginia State University

 

 

Deciduous Tree Pruning Calendar

How and when to prune 45 different deciduous tree that are common in Virginia gardens and landscapes. Source: Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech and Virginia State University.

 

Evergreen Tree Pruning Calendar

How and when to prune 13 different evergreen tree that are common in Virginia gardens and landscapes. Source:Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech and Virginia State University.

 

Shrub Pruning Calendar for Virginia

A useful table illustrating when to prune 74 different types of shrubs that are common in Virginia Landscapes. Source: Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech and Virginia State University.