Expert Advice on Improving Your Home

Four Easy to Grow, Shade Loving Alternatives to Hostas

If you're ready for a new look in your garden, here are four easy to grow, shade loving alternatives to hostas. Read on to find out more.
Camellias under tree

Shade-Loving Flowers to Plant in Your Yard

If you have shady spots in your yard that could use some color, check out these seven shade-loving flowers.
Crape myrtle covered in blooms.

How and When to Prune Crape Myrtles

Spring is here and with it comes “crape murder,” the common and unnecessary practice of lopping off the branches of a perfectly lovely crape myrtle under the mistaken assumption that it will cause it to bloom more. Read on to find out the right way to prune your crape myrtles.
Danny Lipford and Tricia Craven Worley next to newly planted tree.

Tips for Planting a Tree in Your Yard

Watch this video to find out how to plant and care for a newly planted tree in your yard.
Pine straw mulch around a tree.

How to Choose Mulch for Your Yard

Find out what type of mulch is best to use in different areas of your yard, from flower beds and paths to trees and shrubs. Watch this video to find out more.
Pomegranate fruit

How to Grow Pomegranate Plants from Seed

Sandy asks, “Can I grow a pomegranate plant from seed?”

Yes, you can grow pomegranate plants from seeds; though if the seeds came from a hybrid plant, the fruit may not be identical. Read on to find out how.

Problem Growing Grass Under Crabapple Trees

Crabapples aren't known for emitting a chemical that kills grass, but it can be hard to grow grass under trees. Read on to find out more.
Camellias under tree

Growing Camellias in Full Sun

Camellias do best in partial shade, but there are some steps you can take to improve your chances of success when growing them in full sun. Read on to find out more.
White blooms on oakleaf hydrangea.

Go Native with Oakleaf Hydrangeas

Oakleaf hydrangeas offer year-round beauty with seasons of blooms, foliage, and peeling bark. Not only are oakleaf hydrangea gorgeous, they're low-maintenance and easy to grow. Read on to find out how to grow native oakleaf hydrangeas in your yard or garden.