The Weekly Dirt

Planting for Fall Color

When designing a landscape, it is essential to add plant material that produces colors throughout the year. If you are lucky enough to live in an area that goes through a true fall, you can plant with fall foliage in mind. Continue reading to learn Janes’s top recommendations when planting for fall color! Maples Maples […]

Top Reasons to Plant in the Fall

Many homeowners are surprised to learn that spring is not the best season to landscape your yard. While spring is a good time to plant, it isn’t the best season. In Fayetteville, NC the fall season is the mildest in temperatures and provides the most consistent rain. Continue reading to learn the top reasons to […]

September Garden Tips

Can you believe summer is already over? Where did the time go? With Labor Day almost here, it is time to get into gear for fall! While it may not be spring, there is plenty to do during fall to keep you busy in your yard. Please continue reading to learn our September garden tips! […]

How to Make Your Crape Myrtle Bloom All Summer Long

Besides Southern Magnolias, Crape Myrtles are the iconic tree of the Southeastern United States. Known for its crepe-like flowers, this tree can withstand the scorching summer temperatures and even our drought-like conditions. While the crape myrtle is a reasonably resilient tree, there are still some basic TLC tasks that can help your crape myrtle thrive […]

All About Hibiscus

Did you know there are several different types of hibiscus? There are perennial, tropical, and woody ornamental hibiscus plants. Each one has different temperature requirements, grow to reach different heights, and produces slightly different flowers! Continue reading to learn all about hibiscus! Tropical/Annual The tropical hibiscus is the classic tropical flower that can be found […]

August Garden Tips

Summer is coming to an end, while hurricane season is ramping up. While the growing season is almost over, there are still plenty of tasks to mark off your list! Continue reading to learn our August Garden Tips! Plan for Fall Planting Fall is right around the corner! In Fayetteville, NC, fall is the best […]

July Garden Tips

July can be one of the most challenging months for your yard. The temperatures are steadily rising, and rain is not as plentiful as it was a couple of months ago. While this is normal for Fayetteville, NC, keeping your newly sodded lawn and freshly installed plants happy and thriving can still be challenging. Keep […]

How to Use Plants for Privacy

While we love our neighbors (most of the time), we still desire a little bit of privacy. Even if you don’t live in a neighborhood, chances are you still need to create a screen to hide a busy highway, an unsightly ditch, or to make a property line more established. Continue reading to learn how […]

Shade Loving Plants

Don’t let the shady areas in your yard make you feel defeated! It is an excellent opportunity to bring in some lush plants to fill in the space. Continue reading to learn Jane’s recommendations for shade-loving plants! Mahonia Mahonias come in several varieties, some being smaller growers, while others grow to 3-4 feet. While mahonias […]

June Garden Tips

June is here, and so is the rain, which is promptly accompanied by weeds and garden chores. Follow these June Garden Tips to keep your yard in check! Deadhead! Yes, it is that serious. Deadheading is merely the removal of spent blooms. Deadhead all spring flowers. Removing the dead blooms will promote new blooms and […]