Garden Design and Planning

Summer Garden Tasks

by Mike Darcy The spring season of 2022 will not go down the annals of ideal gardening weather here in […]

Does Excess Car Exhaust Damage Gardens?

“How would a parking lot with 16 stalls [and the car exhaust] next to my garden interfere with plant photosynthesis?” […]

How Can I Keep Plants Cool During Scorching Heatwaves?

“It has been hotter than it’s ever been on record. How can I protect my plants from the severe heat?” […]

How Do I Build Up Tough Clay Garden Soil?

“I live in the San Fernando Valley – Woodland Hills alongside the 101 freeway which follows the Los Angeles River. […]

What Small Trees Can I Plant Close to My Home?

“Is there a type of ornamental tree that I can plant within 6 feet of my house (in zone 5)?” […]

What Are The Best Shade-Loving Native Groundcovers For New Jersey?

“What are the best ground covers for where I live in coastal New Jersey? The location is shaded 75-80% of […]