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Top 10 Disease-Resistant Crabapples

Groundworks Landscaping TipsCrabapple trees in flower are a sight to behold. Their unrivaled spring beauty can take your breath away, frequently budding in one color with the flower opening in another. To add to their appeal, they perform again, in the fall, with a fabulous display of hanging showy fruit.

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Top 10 Fool Proof Houseplants

Groundworks Landscaping TipsDo you have a “black thumb”? Do you love houseplants but just can’t seem to keep them alive? Worry no more.

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Rose – Queen of the Garden

Groundworks Landscaping TipsWe all love roses. It may be the fragrance, color or the flower form that attracts us. It may be the memories that roses evoke. Whatever the reason, roses are one of the world’s most popular flowers.

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Heavenly Hosta

Groundworks Landscaping TipsHeavenly Hostas, their real glory is in their foliage.  The thin spikes of purple or white, trumpet shaped flowers appear for several weeks in the summer and are an added benefit to this divine perennial.

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Shade Gardening: A Natural Opportunity

Groundworks Landscaping TipsMany gardeners with shady, low-light landscapes mistakenly believe they can't enjoy beautiful gardens and flowerbeds because of the lack of sunlight. In reality, however, many stunning perennials thrive in shady spots and can bring elegance, color and beauty to what was formerly a drab corner of the yard.

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Vegetable Garden Weed Control

Groundworks Landscaping TipsWeeding can be an enormous time-drain and is most likely the least liked gardening chore. What’s wonderful is that we have so many weed control methods to choose from; there’s a solution for every type of gardener and their schedule.

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Kids and Nature: Uncovering Surprises Everywhere

Groundworks Landscaping TipsOn Long Island, nature is always near, with entire worlds to discover around the trees in your yard, in the carpet of grass or beneath that pile of rocks. With school vacations rapidly approaching, you may already be thinking of ways to keep your children or grandchildren busy during the long summer months. Well, how […]

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Summer Sizzles With Crocosmia

Groundworks Landscaping TipsThere is an excellent assortment of bulbs available for planting this time of year promising a bounty of summer blooms. The thing is, many of these bulbs are not winter hardy. This can create a predicament for gardeners anxious for easy summer flowers but short on time and space to dig and store tender bulbs.

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Attracting Hummingbirds

Groundworks Landscaping TipsIt is an awesome sight to capture a glimpse of a ruby-throated hummingbird hovering over the flower garden on a sunny summer morning. One or two a year may be seen seeking food in the landscape, sampling everything in their path. Unfortunately, they leave as rapidly as they arrive. This season, attract more of these […]

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Rose Care Basics

Groundworks Landscaping TipsBeginners often become confused with the many recommendations and suggestions for growing roses. However, it is important to start with the basic guidelines for successful rose growing. Roses can thrive under many conditions, but they are sure to grow better, with more luxurious blooms and fewer problems, when you follow the basics.  Prepare the Soil  […]

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