Monthly: August 2018

Motion Gardeners

Design a Bird Friendly Landscape

Attracting a variety of birds to your backyard takes more than adding a few birdfeeders or filling a bird bath – a bird-friendly landscape should fulfill all of a wild bird’s basic needs, including food, shelter, water and nesting sites. With these keys to the right habitat, your backyard can attract a wide range of popular birds.Read more

Sprouting Seeds

How To Plant & Care For Podocarpus

Podocarpus is an especially easy-to-grow plant in temperate to mildly warm regions. It is quite unfussy about its lighting situation, although brighter light brings faster growth. Originally from Asia, the plant is a darling of landscapers, both for its adaptability but also the way in which it can be grown. Pruning the plant to any desired shape does not offend it and even espaliering is an option. It is also tolerant of air pollution, poor drainage, compact soil and even drought, once established.Read more

Motion Gardeners

10 Steps to help and revive a dying, sick or neglected overgrown hedge.

In most cases a hedge is grown from a fast growing, but still robust perennial shrub. Most of these can take a hard pruning and come back quite quickly. Depending on the severity of the damage one will need to make a call on replacing the hedge, some of the plants that form the hedge or giving it a hard pruning to reform the shape and health of your hedge.

If your hedge is in a not so healthy or overgrown state, follow these steps and tips to restore its former glory.Read more