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A Guide for Servicing Your Chainsaw

Chainsaws provide many years of service for very little upkeep. Taking the time to service your chainsaw will help ensure that your equipment will not let you down. For safety reasons, make sure you only service your chainsaw when it is fully cooled, with the spark plug disconnected. If you are working with an electric chainsaw make sure it is unplugged first of all. You should also wear gloves and protection for your eyes.

Catch a Leprechaun in Your Garden

There is no mention to be found of female leprechauns in traditional Irish legend, so as to how they came to be .. your guess is as good as mine.

Lifes a Beach--A Shore Theme in your Outdoor Space

Twentieth century American architect Phillip Johnson once said, "I hate vacations. If you can build buildings, why sit on the beach?" Mr. Johnson evidently didn't how to relax, but as another summer is slipping away, you can. Did you visit the beach this year? Do you wish you had? Either way, you can create a seaside feel in your outdoor space and enjoy memories of the shore at home! Here are some quick tips.



Kirengeshoma palmata

Kirengeshoma palmata

Fuchsia procumbens

Fuchsia (named after Leonhard Fuchs, a 16th century German botanist) is a genus of over 100 species of shrubs and small trees. Although there are four New Zealand native species (colensoi, excorticata, perscandens and procumbens) and one from Tahiti, the vast bulk of the genus occurs in Central and South America.

Gallica Roses

Gallica roses are a case in point. While the popularity of Old Roses waxes and wanes as each new generation discovers them and then seeks something new, the best of them carry on regardless.Rosa gallica, also known as the French Rose or Provins Rose, is a species that grows wild from southern and central Europe to the Caucasus. Because it readily produces sports, has a tendency towards double flowers, and may have hybridised naturally with other species, it is likely that the earliest European garden roses were forms of Rosa gallica.

Tuberous Begonias

If you appreciate plants that have no hesitation in boldly stating their presence with huge, almost artificially perfect flowers, then tuberous begonias are for you. While some may find them rather too overstated, downright brazen even, if you like colour, and plenty of it, with subtlety an option rather than compulsory, then look no further.

Growing Palms

Everybody recognises palm trees, they are the universal symbol for the tropics but many are hardy enough for our temperate climate gardens. Until recently New Zealand gardeners have had only a very limited range of palms to choose from. In the last five years the range has grown enormously as nurseries have been encouraged by gardeners eager to experiment.


Think of cyclamen and the chances are that Mothers Day immediately comes to mind, which is something of a pity. Now don't misinterpret me, there's nothing wrong with mothers or with having a day for them, but it does seem a little unfortunate when such beautiful, adaptable and useful plants become so commercialised that there's difficulty escaping that association.

Edgeworthia Chrysantha

Although it is a member of the Thymelaeaceae, the family that includes the daphnes, it would be hard to imagine a plant less like a daphne at first glance. However, if you are familiar with the deciduous Daphne genkwa, there is some hint of resemblance there.

Delavays Blueberry (Vaccinium delavayi)

Whether we know it or not, most of us are familiar with the genus Vaccinium as it has among its members several current or potential commercial crops, such as blueberry, cranberry, bilberry and huckleberry. Vaccinium delavayi, however, is strictly ornamental and very unlikely to be our next export success.

The Protea Family (Proteaceae)

The protea family (Proteaceae) includes a wide range of ground covers, trees and shrubs that often make superb garden plants. While some of the species are frost-tender, they are in all other respects remarkably resilient plants that often thrive in situations where others would rapidly succumb. Poor soils and hot dry positions that scarcely seem capable of supporting life are often ideal for Proteaceae. If any plants could be said to thrive on neglect the proteas can.


Viburnums are related to the honeysuckles, so it should come as no surprise that many of them have fragrant flowers. But that's not all they have in their favour. No, this genus includes plants for all seasons and all reasons; foliage, flower, autumn colour, scent, groundcover, shrub or small tree, evergreen or deciduous, it's all there among the 120-odd species and the many hybrids and cultivars. Indeed, they're so variable that it would be quite possible to have an interesting garden of viburnums alone.

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UNH to hosts Spring Greenhouse Open House  Foster's Daily Democrat

DURHAM — Come learn about home gardening, landscaping, current horticultural research, and other growing information at the University of New Hampshire ...

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Best apps for gardening and yard work for spring 2019  CNET

Use these gardening and landscaping apps to keep your lawn healthy, figure out the right stuff to plant and get alerts so your hard work doesn't go to waste.

Get ready: Early spring landscaping tips  Northwest Herald

Draw inspiration from those budding crocuses and daffodils pushing through the last remnants of snow and employ these tips to prepare for the upcoming ...

WATCH: Landscaping Tips to Meld with San Angelo's Strange Weather  San Angelo LIVE!

SAN ANGELO, TX - Every season in West Texas is a challenge. Farmer's Daughter Landscape & Gardening Center has a few tips to add the lipstick to your yard.

Northern Gardening: Landscaping with Native Plants

Naturescaping, or Landscaping with Native Plants, has become a big topic in recent years. Join hosts Joan Farnam and Melinda Spinler as they explore how to ...

Landscapers give gardening tips at annual Home & Garden Show  Canton Repository

Owners of local landscaping companies at the Stark County Home & Garden Show Saturday advised people what they could do to prepare their gardens for ...

Gardening, landscaping timelines delayed due to cold streak - WISC-TV3

Many people are tapping their toes with spring fever, waiting for this cold spell to end.

Get ready for spring at Lansing Home & Garden Show  WILX-TV

EAST LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - Spring is only four days away and what better way to bring in the season by stopping and smelling the flowers at the Lansing ...

Landscaping with native plants  Alexandria Echo Press

Native plants are increasingly used for gardening, landscaping, and restoring and reclaiming native plant communities. They can provide natural beauty, ...

Gardening: Selecting vines for landscaping | Columnists  Charleston Post Courier

Vines offer a wide variety of uses in the landscape. They may be used as a ground cover or a fast-growing screen on fences or walls.

Reap benefits of edible landscaping | Home And Garden  Victoria Advocate

The benefits of edible landscaping are many and include growing food for you, your friends and family while having a landscape that is unique and ...

Tropical Gardening: Hawaii Island Landscape Association helps make communities attractive, liveable  Hawaii Tribune Herald

Urban reforestation landscaping on the lava flows of north Kona changes the microclimate, making it comfortable as well as attractive. Photo courtesy of Voltaire ...

Home improvement heaven in Wheeling  Chicago Daily Herald

Wheeling was home improvement heaven over the weekend, as the village played host to the annual North Shore Home & Garden Show at the Westin Hotel ...

Program to educate residents on sustainable gardening blooms in Concord  The Boston Globe

The town also plans to host a speaker series and to create a handbook on sustainable landscaping.

Smart garden: Robot mowers, watering devices may keep your lawn tidy and your plants alive  USA TODAY

From plants that grow themselves to robot lawn mowers, there's a long list of tech that helps you tend to your lawn and garden.

Rose group to present container gardening program  Newnan Times-Herald

A program on container gardening is set for the next meeting of the South Metro Rose Society. The meeting will be Monday, March 25 at 6:30 p.m. at Heritage ...

Kaiser Permanente to eliminate all Northern California landscaping staff  North Bay Business Journal

Kaiser Permanente plans to eliminate 60 full-time gardening positions across Northern California, including more than a dozen in the North Bay. The health care ...

Gardening classes from the water experts  Santa Clarita Valley Signal

The Santa Clarita Valley has a unique microclimate. If you have been frustrated by your gardening efforts — or by a lack thereof — and you want to learn more ...

Puneet Dwivedi  UGA Today

Puneet Dwivedi, an associate professor in the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, motivates students to undertake advanced research projects ...

All about the home  Paducah Sun

People walk from booth to booth at the Posh Magazine Home and Garden Show at the Paducah-McCracken County Convention and Expo Center on Saturday.

Growing Together: Offering something for everyone, area gardening...  Grand Forks Herald

I, for one, am going to revel in spring with reckless abandon this year. My daydreaming about warm-weather gardening has eased this winter's insanity, and ...

Richard B. Buckwalter | Obituaries  LancasterOnline

Richard Benjamin Buckwalter, New Holland, PA, passed away in the company of his family during the early morning hours of March 10 at Garden Spot Village.

10 Best Landscaping Gloves Reviewed and Rated in 2019  Environmental Design and Construction

Landscaping gloves are available in various price points, styles, and materials, making it a bit confusing to choose. With this buying guide, though, you can ...

Tilling for the soul: Where to find the best plants for your spring garden near Atlanta  Atlanta Journal Constitution

You can finally feel it in the air —spring is on the way. To celebrate the coming of the green like never before, go ahead and get started on that dream garden ...

Two job fairs: English Gardens has openings in retail and landscaping  The Macomb Daily

Love flowers and gardening? Maybe you're a people person? How about the great outdoors or driving? Any of these interests might apply to the jobs that are ...

Spring brings new focus on pollinators, Greenwood's Bee City status  Index-Journal

Greenwood might be a Bee City, but the city's love for pollinators doesn't stop with buzzing honey-makers.

Lawn and Garden Show Gets People Looking Forward to Spring

SPRINGFIELD - When it's cold and blustery outside, it's nice to dream of those warm spring and summer days ahead.

Check out these 9 spectacular flower, garden shows in Upstate NY

Beautiful flowers are blooming all over Upstate NY this spring.

Bill would change NC littering laws to include grass clippings, leaves on streets

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Motorcycle riders are backing a change to the state's littering law, saying some people are creating a safety hazard by leaving large ...

Landscaping And Gardening Services Market Analysis, Trends, Top Manufacturers, Share, Growth, Statistics, Opportunities & Forecast to 2021  The Newsmates

Landscaping And Gardening Services Market is expected to grow at CAGR of 5.58%% from 2017 to 2021. According to Market Study Report, Landscaping And ...

Lehigh Valley Flower & Garden Show: Spring blooms early in Allentown  Allentown Morning Call

The Lehigh Valley Flower and Garden Show will be held March 8-10 at the Agri-Plex at the Allentown Fairgrounds.

Master Gardeners: Feed your garden habit with foodscaping  Yakima Herald-Republic

Does the idea of stepping out your back door and harvesting some greens for your salad, some scallions to snip on your stir-fry and a few strawberries for ...

Midwest events: Take a house tour at Taliesin, follow trivial pursuits in Milwaukee and more  Chicago Tribune

This week's roundup of Midwest happenings includes tours of Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin, a kid-focused Trivial Pursuit exhibit in Milwaukee and much more.

Spring cleanup assistance needed at Seashore Trolley Museum  Biddeford Journal Tribune

KENNEBUNKPORT – The Seashore Trolley Museum is looking for volunteers to help with spring cleaning efforts to spruce up the museum's grounds, buildings ...

2019-20 Edition of 'Gardening Simplified' Publication Takes New Approach  PerishableNews

Grand Haven, MI – Volume seven of the popular Gardening Simplified magazine has just been released by Spring Meadow Nursery, manager of the popular ...

Spring gardening events: Workshops, hikes and plant sales

A bounty of Portland area workshops and classes will help you prep for spring.

Landscaping and Gardening Services Market 2019 Analysis by Trends, share, Top key players & Forecast to 2026  Market Research Journal

This research study on “Landscaping and Gardening Services market” reports offers the comparative assessment of Landscaping and Gardening Services ...

Free Garden Tour  Sonoma County Gazette

The annual Eco-Friendly Garden Tour will take place on May 4th! Now in its ninth year, the Tour is sponsored by the Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership ...

What do Newton landscapers do in winter?  Wicked Local

From spring to autumn, landscaping crews can been seen cutting grass, pruning shrubs, and clearing fallen leaves and branches. But, what they do in the winter ...

In the Garden: Cabin Fever Gardening Symposium offers gardeners a chance to dig into learning  The Spokesman-Review

After enduring a winter that began innocently enough but has been pretty harsh in the past several weeks, we gardeners deserve a break. We also need a little ...

Humble compost taking spotlight as spring gardening starts  Waco Tribune-Herald

Spring weather and preparation for planting may have many Waco-area gardeners looking down so plants will grow up.

East Austin Garden Fair set for April 13 in Parque Zaragosa  AgriLife Today

AUSTIN — Experts from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension *Service*, Travis County Master Gardeners and Austin Parks and Recreation will be available to ...

Garden Secrets  Connect Business Magazine

It is not your grandfather's landscaping company. Rather, New Ulm's Garden Secrets focuses on each individual plant and how it fits into the overall landscaping ...

Clarkson: Careful before pulling 'weeds' that may be native plants  Chicago Tribune

Hinsdale columnist Sara Clarkson learns at Fullersburg Woods presentation that native plants for landscaping can help you save money and time and attract all ...

Garden ready

March is a between-seasons time for gardening in Ohio. It might be warm one day and snowing the next. Flower and vegetable lovers must exercise caution ...

Global Landscaping And Gardening Services Market Competitive Dynamics and Global Production Outlook in Agriculture , Irrigation and Farm Equipment sector.  Best Direct News

The global Landscaping And Gardening Services Market report examines world's main region market conditions, including the product price, capacity, profit, ...

Grow Your Own, Nevada classes return in April  Nevada Today

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension presents “Edible Landscaping,” 6-8 p.m., April 2, as part of the “Grow Your Own, Nevada!” series. Photo by Wendy ...

Planning under way for Tri-State Home and Garden Show  The Daily Times

WINTERSVILLE — The Tri-State Home and Garden Show will be making its return, Friday, Saturday and March 3 to the St. Florian Hall, with a variety of vendors ...

Garden Views: Scratch the gardening itch while waiting for winter's end – Beach Metro Community News  Beach Metro News

By MARY FRAN McQUADE. A Canadian spring is a mudsome thing, With patches of snow that just won't go. There's earth beneath that slippery mess,

Sandhurst primary school celebrates 'friendship garden' in memory of former pupil  Eagle Radio

"Something good has come out of something tragic"...

Pages of the South African Garden & Home come to life at the Rand Show  Germiston City News

Many locals spend hours flipping through the pages of the envy-inducing SA Garden & Home magazine, mentally creating their very own extraordinary living ...

Ken Shaw: 'Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can'  Cleburne Times-Review

For many college students, spring break usually means one of two things: fun and sun on the beach or sleeping in late and enjoying mom's good cooking.

Thinking Outside The Lawn: Fostering Native Habitats, Caring For Natural World Right In The Backyard  St. Louis Public Radio

Even as an especially wintry winter continues to make itself known across the St. Louis region, spring is more and more on residents' minds – and will.

Tree Trimmer Market 2024 Growth Forecast Analysis by Manufacturers, Regions, Type and Application  The Akron Observer

The Global Tree Trimmer Market research report- 2024 asset the company's/ Key players to better understand the Market trends and to knowledge opportunities ...

Landscaping for the Not-So-Green Thumb  The New York Times

Can technology make gardening less intimidating? We tested three new landscape design tools to find out.

Garden for the Planet - Horticulture style of landscaping – January 2019  Sonoma County Gazette

Planet Horticulture style of landscaping. ByRoger Raiche and David McCrory of Planet Horticulture is a design-build landscape contractor team that specializes ...

How to choose the right backyard for you  Better Homes and Gardens

The eco-friendly decking experts at Trex Company Australia have given Better Homes and Gardens some advice on how to choose between decking, garden ...

19 best places to travel for the spring of 2019  CNN

Choosing between a world-class flower festival, Argentine wine harvest or trans-Africa road rally may be tough for travelers, but spring is calling and it's time to ...

Tom Karwin, On Gardening: Landscaping for historical homes  Santa Cruz Sentinel

The Monterey Bay area was settled in the 1800s; incorporation of Santa Cruz was in 1866 and Monterey in 1889. The area has a good number of older houses, ...

Monrovia shares its 2019 garden trend predictions  Total Landscape Care

For Monrovia to create its 2019 trends forecast, it is part art and part science. “As soon as we release our trends report, I immediately start on next year,” says ...

Making Alexandria a More Beautiful Place  Alexandria Living Magazine

Alexandria Beautification winners were awarded for their exceptional efforts in contributing to the beautification of Alexandria through architecture, landscaping ...

Tips to make sure you get the most out of the 2019 Garden and Home Show KUSA

DENVER — *Content* Provided by the Colorado Garden Foundation. 9NEWS is a sponsor of the 2019 Colorado Garden and Home Show. The 60th Annual ...

Two acres of garden and home ideas opening in Arts District  Los Angeles Times

Rolling Greens' new flagship contains greenhouses, plants, vintage pieces and an outdoor kitchen. This weekend's opening features DIY classes that are open ...

Denver conference teaches gardeners about landscaping with Colorado native plants  Boulder Daily Camera

Conference and seminar planners have been busy this winter, planning an array of classes to expand gardeners' minds and feed their souls. Gardeners looking ...

13 Best Free Landscape Design Software Tools in 2019  G2 Crowd

Free landscape design software tools provide landscape architects, contractors or even DIY homeowners relatively similar features and functionality as paid ...

‘Utter chaos’: ICE arrests 114 workers in immigration raid at Ohio gardening company  The Washington Post

A swarm of immigration agents arrested more than 100 workers at an Ohio gardening and landscaping company Tuesday morning, one of the largest of several ...

Edible Landscapes Are Un-Lawning America  Civil Eats

Lawns are ubiquitous in the United States and according to a 2015 NASA study, they take up three times as much space as the next largest irrigated crop, corn.

Two (green) thumbs up: Virginia Flower and Garden Expo showcases best in landscaping  WTKR News 3

The organization brought together the best in garden practices, art and education under one roof for people living in Hampton Roads.

Earth-Kind landscaping uses research-proven techniques  Standard-Times

Main goals are to conserve water and energy, reduce fertilizer and pesticide use, and reduce landscape wastes ending up in landfills.

2019 Landscaping industry trends to watch  Total Landscape Care

We spoke to some landscapers about these possible trends and their outlook on the future, and all of them agreed the future is looking bright. “The economy is ...

A Phoenix Urban Garden Provides At-Risk Individuals a Path Forward  Civil Eats

Darren Chapman, founder of TigerMountain Foundation, grows hope for a healthy future in his community garden.

The New American Garden Is Edible  Wall Street Journal

Homeowners and city officials say orchards are a way to make the landscape both look good and do good.

Philadelphia Flower Show to showcase the healing power of plants  The Phoenix

PHILADELPHIA — Flowers have power — to inspire, convey messages, evoke emotions. They also have the power to heal and have long been used to ...

Neil Sperry: These are the plants I can’t imagine landscaping without  Star-Telegram

These are the plants that will form the backbone of any landscape. That includes shade trees such as oaks, pecans, cedar elms, southern magnolia and pines.

Toolin' Around Town: Petaluma's Oberg retiring from landscaping biz  Petaluma Argus Courier

Harlan Osborne tells the stories of the people who make Petaluma special.

Family owned Plymouth Nursery sold after 55 years to English Gardens

After dedicating his entire life to Plymouth Nursery, owner Jeff Jones has ended a 55-year era by selling the gardening and landscaping business his parents ...

7 Trends That Will Define Gardening in 2019  Greenhouse Grower

Topping the popular garden trends report from Monrovia this year are deeply personal garden spaces, plants that do triple-duty, and garden centers that serve ...

GreenPal's releases best lawn care and gardening books list  Total Landscape Care

As a landscaper, it is important to always keep your edges sharp. We often think about the edges in our client's lawns and the edges of our blades, but often we ...

Here’s a list of things you should be doing in your garden before the new year  Fort Worth Star Telegram

You read that some gardening guy is assigning you homework to do over the upcoming holidays and it's almost more than your patience will bear. But in ...

O'Meara: High Plains Landscape event brings enlightenment to Colorado gardening  Boulder Daily Camera

A good place to find enlightenment is at the upcoming annual High Plains Landscape Workshop, March 9 at the Drake Centre in Fort Collins. With a lineup of ...

Backyard Slope Landscaping Ideas - 10 Things To Do

Creating several tiers on a sloped property can help manage erosion and give you the opportunity to layer different plants and landscaping elements for a ...

Garden Grove school celebrates its ‘outdoor laboratory’: water-efficient landscaping as educational as it is scenic  OCRegister

Laying eyes on the tranquil garden that stretches between two corridors at Bolsa Grande High, the first question that comes to mind might be: How can I make ...

What will be 2019's gardening trends?

Young faces, houseplants, new mulches, "robogardening" and being kinder to Mother Nature are shaping up as hot gardening trends of 2019.

Gardening in late winter | Home And Garden  Victoria Advocate

When does winter begin? When the temperature drops below 60 degrees? Maybe when you can put away the lawnmower because you have stopped cutting ...

Garden Club Renovating Alexandria Visitor's Center Garden  Alexandria Living Magazine

The Garden Club of Alexandria recently announced the renovation of Alexandria's "front door" to the city at the historic Ramsay House garden, Alexandria Visitor ...

Escape to a spring-time oasis at the West Michigan Home and Garden Show  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

With winter in full swing in Michigan, many people are eager for the snow to melt and smell the roses. Fortunately there's no need to wait until April showers ...

'Water Gardening Fun' With The Garden Club Of Newtown, January 22  The Newtown Bee

The Garden Club of Newtown will present a program called “Water Gardening Fun” by Jim Hosking at 1 pm, Tuesday, January 22, in the meeting room of C.H. ...

In the Garden | Landscaping with blueberries  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Landscaping with edible plants is my second-favorite gardening theme, next to "going native." Today, there are a wide variety of plants available that will not only ...

Family Safe Shelters to represent Owasso at Oklahoma City Home + Garden Show  Tulsa World

The company is the only exhibitor to represent Owasso on the show floor of the event, held Friday-Sunday, Jan. 18-20, at the State Fair Park in Oklahoma City.

How millennials are changing the landscape sector  Reading Eagle

Many members of the nation's largest adult demographic view plants as living pieces of art.

7 best things to do in Colorado this weekend, Feb. 8-10, 2019  The Denver Channel

Every weekend, Denver7 compiles a list of some fun events you might enjoy. Here are our picks for the 7 best things to do in the Denver metro area and across ...

Get Ready: Employ Early Spring Landscaping Tips  Oakdale Leader

During the cold months of winter, many people stare longingly out of the window dreaming of spring and time spent outdoors. For those with green thumbs, ...

Ohio immigration raid worries landscapers who can't find enough foreign help

Landscaping businesses that can't keep up with booming demand for backyard patios and fire pits worry that an immigration raid that rounded up over 100 ...

Descanso Gardens’ Landscape Designing for Disaster  KTLA Los Angeles

Descanso Gardens offers a panel discussion to help locals design and maintain their own gardens for Southern California's unique challenges. They have ...

As winter turns milder, here’s what you should be doing for lawn and garden care  Fort Worth Star-Telegram

The winter weather is unpredictable this time of year, but the trend is toward warmer. Let's outline the care you'll want to be giving various parts of your ...

Winter Gardening - 12 Ways to Enjoy Your Garden This Winter

The cold weather may curb your enthusiasm for the outdoors, but there is still plenty of pleasure to be taken from a garden, even after your favorite plants have ...

Master gardeners: Make your New Year's resolution to plan a more sustainable garden  Redding Record Searchlight

Master gardeners answer readers' questions about plants and gardening techniques.

Gardening: Good planting practices  Marco News

When it comes to landscaping, simplicity equals good design and low maintenance.

Tucson couple's landscape draws from barrio influences  Arizona Daily Star

The landscape of the east side home is described as "whimsical and fun."

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