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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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GLT's Grow: Landscaping And Gardening Trends For 2019  WGLT News

Hear what directions landscaping and gardening might take in 2019. In this episode of our gardening podcast Grow, GLT's Mike McCurdy talks with Illinois.

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 ...

Global Landscaping and Gardening Services Market 2019| Yellowstone Landscape, Weed Man USA, US Lawns, TruGreen, ScottsMiracle-Gro, Ruppert Landscape  openPR

The global market status for Landscaping and Gardening Services is precisely examined through a smart research report added to the broad database ...

Mildred “Midge” Mae Hylton  Country 103.9 WRBI

Mildred “Midge” Mae Hylton, 91, of Dillsboro passed away Monday, January 21, 2019 at Ripley Crossing in Milan. Midge was born Tuesday, March 29, 1927 in ...

Asian garden specialist to introduce dry landscape gardens Thursday at UT Arboretum  Oak Ridge Today

Artistic designs raked in fine gravel around carefully placed boulders offer peaceful settings for contemplation gardens. Known as karesansui (pronounced ...

MLK Day in LA: 2019 Observance Features Parade, Mass  NBC 7 San Diego

Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be observed Monday with the 34th "Kingdom Day Parade" in South Los Angeles, multiple *service* projects, a Mass at the ...

Ryu, Garcetti to Participate in MLK Day of Service  Los Feliz Ledger

LOS ANGELES—*Service* projects are planned for South Los Angeles, Long Beach and Hollywood Monday to mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day in an attempt to ...

Dyck Arboretum flora appears in Kansas governor's inauguration celebration  Hesston College News and Sports

Because of a deep appreciation and understanding for Kansas and its flora, the staff of Hesston's Dyck Arboretum of the Plains recognizes the subtleties of the ...

USU Extension Offers Gardening Course  KPCW

Mid-Winter might seem like a strange time to begin a gardening class, but the USU Extension program in the Wasatch Back gives those interested an.

TRISH DeHOND: It's time to start thinking about gardening, landscaping  SCNow

It's a great time of year to start thinking about garden and landscape planning for the coming growing season.

Expand your gardening knowledge to harvest more benefits  Standard-Times

Even if you're not one to make New Year's resolutions, I want to encourage us all to get outside and do more gardening this year.

'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. ...

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.

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.

Garden symposium offered by Beech Creek Gardens  Canton Repository

MASSILLON Historical actor and national lecturer Kirk Brown will portray early American botanist John Bartram at the 19th annual Beech Creek Garden ...

Gardening calendar  The Ledger

WHAT IS FLORIDA-FRIENDLY LANDSCAPING?: Learn about Florida-friendly landscaping and how to incorporate the principles into your landscape, 5:30 to ...

Your Hometown Gardener | Columns |  The Archer County News

This past week it was just beginning to get dry enough to plant trees and get back to routine landscaping. We had been pretty much forced out of working ...

Landscaping And Gardening Services Market 2019 Global Outlook – Yellowstone Landscape, Weed Man USA, U.S. Lawns, TruGreen, ScottsMiracle-Gro  Bitcoin Journal

The report presents an in-depth assessment of the Landscaping And Gardening Services including enabling technologies, key trends, market drivers, ...

What will be 2019's gardening trends?

Young faces, houseplants, new mulches, “robogardening” and being kinder to Mother Nature are shaping up as the hot trends in gardening as the century's ...

This year, become a master gardener  West Hawaii Today

New year's resolutions are fun to make, but it is sometimes hard to measure their success. Learning about landscaping and gardening is a good example.

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 ...

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.

Master Gardeners program announces grant recipients  Shreveport Times

The NWLA Master Gardeners awarded a total of $18575.

Gardening: Good planting practices  Marco News

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

The real dirt: Firewise — fire resistant landscaping  Chico Enterprise-Record

Fire is a normal part of the natural environment in California, so if you live in the wildland-urban interface, it's not so much a question of if, but of when your home ...

Master Gardeners Of Hamilton County UT Extension Registration Open For 2019 Master Gardener Training Course  The Chattanoogan

The University of Tennessee and Master Gardeners of Hamilton County announce that registration is open for the 2018 Master Gardener Training Course.

Landscaping is an investment that grows

Good landscaping can increase the value of a homeowner's property by up to 15 percent, according to research done by the Professional Landcare Network ...

Philly Home + Garden Show 2019  WPVI-TV

ENTER TO WIN TICKETS Show us what needs some INSPO in your home! Submit your photos of your kitchen, bathroom, garage, etc. that's in need of a re-do ...

The Perennial Farm launches new program  Garden Center Magazine

'Solution Gardening' is a pocket-sized reference booklet for landscapers, wholesalers and designers.

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.

Talasey Group announce winners of Landscaping Professionals awards  Pro Landscaper Magazine

Talasey Group announce the winners of their annual Landscaping Professionals awards, which reward the high level of craftsmanship and innovative designs...

Take in Breathtakingly Beautiful Gardens From an Upcoming Photo Book  Westchester Magazine

Award-winning photographer Andre Baranowski captures the idyllic nature of these landscaping wonders in his new book Garden Wild.

Snow drought throughout Colorado causing landscaping concerns - Promoted  Colorado Springs Independent

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 40% of property remodeling activity was minor additions and alterations, 30% were major additions and alterations, and ...

Talasey Group Announce Landscaping Professionals Awards Winners  Builders Merchants Journal

One of the UK's leading independent suppliers of landscaping products, Talasey Group are thrilled to announce the winners of their annual Landscaping ...

Plant design, personal touches part of first-place garden

Jazzin' Up the Neighborhood contest winner Patricia Wilson spends almost every Friday in her Metairie garden.

Volunteers Needed for Pruning of Mission Rose Garden  Santa Barbara Edhat

Source: City of Santa Barbara. The City of Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation Department is calling all gardening enthusiasts for the Annual Mission Rose ...

Ready, set, grow: Sign up for Master Gardener training  The Commercial Dispatch

Even in the grip of frigid temperatures, Mississippians know spring will eventually begin to tease and tempt. For those eager to get their hands dirty in a garden, ...

Nashville trainer Steven Shupe on how to reject shame and learn to love your body  Queerty

This post is part of a series of Queerty interviews with models, trainers, dancers, and, well, people who can inspire the rest of us to stay in shape this holiday ...

Local donations to help Atlantic City High School garden thrive  Press of Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY — Friday may have been the coldest day of 2019 so far, but staff at Atlantic City High School were already thinking about green grass and ...

EDDIE SEAGLE: Include hardscape items for function and curb appeal  Moultrie Observer

January weather came in short sleeves but has turned a bit on the chilly side lately. Its looking more and more like winter, at least for the moment.

The carbon footprint of Christmas: More trees, please | TheHill  The Hill

U.S. forests offset between 10 to 20 percent of U.S. emissions each year.

Stow Gardens reopens, new owners look to the future  Wicked Local

On his way to and from work, as he traveled the long stretch of Route 117 from his home in Harvard to his landscaping business, Montenegro Landscape in ...

Quad Cities Farm Equipment Show draws a big crowd  Quad-Cities Online

ROCK ISLAND — The visitors wandered the rows Sunday — not rows of corn or soybeans, but of booths — seeing what was on offer by the vendors at the Quad ...

Worldwide Garden and Lawn Tools Market Forecast 2018-2023 Growth Drivers, Region  AlgosOnline

Market Study Report provides a detailed overview of Garden and Lawn Tools market with respect to the pivotal drivers influencing the revenue graph of this ...

7 Steps to Planning Your Dream Garden this Winter  Parade

As you look out at your landscape this winter, visualize what you'd like your yard to look like next summer. Then take some steps to make your visions a reality.

Alonso speaking at women's march in Cleveland  Fremont News Messenger

Fremont Ross High School student Natalia Alonso will be speaking at the women's march Saturday in Cleveland.

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 ...

Calcium Formate Market : Evaluation and Growth performance and many more.  Journal Worldwide

“Diversification is protection against ignorance. It makes little sense if you know what you are doing.” ~Warren Buffett. Calcium Formate Market Report provides ...

Landscaping ideas to go for this year  Daily Monitor

Sharon Amoding, a landscaper, notes that having a beautiful and unique garden that at the same time brings in money is everyone's dream.

Get Information about Top 5 companies in Vitamin D Market booming in Industry in 2023  Journal Worldwide

“Risk comes from not knowing what you are doing.” ~Warren Buffett. Vitamin D Market Report provides actionable intelligence on major factors impacting the ...

Peter Cundall announces retirement after 50 years of gardening talkback  ABC News

Saturday mornings will never be the same again for avid gardeners around the world, with Australian gardening guru and media personality, Peter Cundall, ...

Aluminum Chloride Hexahydrate Market Forecast, Overview and Cost Structure Analysis to 2023  Journal Worldwide

“An investor should act as though he had a lifetime decision card with just twenty punches on it.” ~Warren Buffett. Aluminum Chloride Hexahydrate Market ...

Global Small Gas Engines Market to grow with an extravagant level of growth by 2022: Market Research Future - Press Release  Digital Journal

Global Small Gas Engines Market Information Report by Engine Displacement (20-100 Cc, 101-400 Cc, 401-650 Cc), By Equipment (Lawnmower, Chainsaw, ...

Growth Rate Of Tantalum Capacitors Market from 2018 to 2023  Journal Worldwide

“It's better to hang out with people better than you. Pick out associates whose behavior is better than yours and you'll drift in that direction.” ~Warren Buffett.

Microcentrifuge Tube Market Analysis and forecast for global grooming regions with information of key players in this industry  Journal Worldwide

“An investor should act as though he had a lifetime decision card with just twenty punches on it.” ~Warren Buffett. Microcentrifuge Tube Market Report provides ...

Growth Opportunities of Gel Coats and Pigments market in the Global Industry  Journal Worldwide

Tell me who your heroes are and I'll tell you who you'll turn out to be.” ~Warren Buffett. Gel Coats and Pigments Market Report provides actionable intelligence ...

Barrier Shrink Bags Market : Which top 5 companies are making impact to 2023? find out more about them  Journal Worldwide

“Forecasts may tell you a great deal about the forecaster; they tell you nothing about the future.” ~Warren Buffett. Barrier Shrink Bags Market Report provides ...

The five services you didn't realise Bunnings Warehouse could help you with  Daily Mail

Bunnings Warehouse has reached iconic status in Australia as it fulfills so many shoppers' DIY needs. But there are some particular services that many of the ...

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.

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, ...

It’s first call for early fall gardening tasks and these are the most critical  Fort Worth Star Telegram

You've probably laid out the plans for Labor Day sales, parties with family and friends and the start of the football season. Nice of a garden guy to stop by with a ...

‘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 ...

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 ...

Edible landscaping can change how you garden

The first time I tasted edible landscaping was during my freshman year at the University of Florida. The campus contained numerous fruit trees, including peach, ...

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 ...

Landscaping & Gardening Services: Global Market Report by Type, Application and End-user - Forecast to 2026 -  Business Wire

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Landscaping and Gardening Services - Global Market Outlook (2017-2026)" report has been added to ...

Kinghorn Gardens: making landscaping dreams come true!  Total Landscape Care

This is part one in a two-part series. The sequel article will publish on TLC tomorrow. It seems only fitting that a landscaping company owner who first became ...

Landscaping on a budget: Designer offers tips for making the most out of your yard  Toledo Blade

KC Ahlers, a landscape designer for Sylvania's A&J Landscape Center, has seen it all when it comes to landscaping nightmares. Sometimes he'll drive through ...

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 ...

Fall symposium good time to learn about edible landscaping  Standard-Times

Edible landscaping promotes utilizing fruits, vegetables, herbs in place of many traditional landscape plants.

This native Texas shrub is an American beauty  Fort Worth Star Telegram

Neil Sperry garden and lawn tips are on beautyberries. American beautyberry grows best in the shade. Like other plants with large leaves, it uses a great deal of ...

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.

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.

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 ...

Winners of Dispatch contest share a passion for gardening  The Columbus Dispatch

When the organizers of the Columbus Dispatch Fall Home & Garden Show started planning the event's first-ever Backyard Garden Awards, they weren't sure ...

Kaiser, union, at odds over gardening jobs  Vallejo Times Herald

Healthcare giant Kaiser Permanente announced this week to outsource the jobs of 60 gardeners at its facilities across Northern California, including in Vallejo.

Fall is a wonderful time of the year for gardeners  Standard-Times

Even though spring is a long-way off, fall is the time of year to plant some of the iconic spring flowers like bulbs and wildflowers.

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 ...

Princeton gardens trade lawn mowers for landscaping that cares for itself  Community News Service

Princeton's Hilary Persky has covered the property in native plants suited to the unique climate of central New Jersey. It's the latest gardening trend to hit Mercer ...

FG Garden Club to learn some water, stone landscaping tips  Crossville Chronicle

Just the mention of the Cumberland Plateau inspires images of gorgeous native plants, imposing rock formations and magnificent streams and waterways.

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.

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 ...

These Chicago Startups Are Innovating the Gardening, Landscaping Industry  American Inno

A new wave of Chicago startups are making moves to digitize and innovate the gardening and landscaping process.

Learn about foodscaping (landscaping with edibles) at Saturday's Summer Garden Experience  LancasterOnline

The Summer Garden Experience will have farm and garden tours, talks on foodscaping and permaculture and more.

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 ...

Here are the fundamentals that weave through almost all landscape designs  Star-Telegram

Neil Sperry's garden tips is on designing your landscape and garden. There are fundamentals of garden design such as scale/proportion, textures, groupings, ...

Glenstone’s landscaping is as mindful as its artwork  The Washington Post

When you visit the expanded Glenstone Museum, you may find the contemporary artwork to be moving, provocative, weird or simply inscrutable, but one aspect ...

The Pros and Cons of DIY Landscaping Get exercise and save money by tending to your  E/The Environmental Magazine

Landscaping your own garden or backyard yourself is a great way to save money and get in touch with the land surrounding your home.

Gardening: a new fall task — the spotted lanternfly  Allentown Morning Call

The recent invasion of the spotted lanternfly has added a new task to the annual fall cleanup. However, one more thing needs to be done if we are to have any ...

Transforming Your Lawn With Edible Landscaping  CleanTechnica

July 8th, 2018 by Guest Contributor. Originally published on The Climate Reality Project. Edible landscaping can go a long way toward conserving valuable ...

Bloomin' ready for winter: Tips for getting landscaping set  SW News Media

Readying your landscaping for winter isn't the only goal on that fall yardwork checklist, Landscape Designer Jodi Gehrke says.

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 ...

Master gardeners: The Carr Fire damaged my landscaping. What now?  Redding Record Searchlight

Q: We were evacuated for six days during the Carr Fire and much of our landscape did not receive water during that time. We returned to many of our landscape ...

Garden Tour for Connoisseurs is Saturday

Time was in short enough supply in the mid-1990s for Laura Warriner as she worked long hours to transform a long-abandoned warehouse in the Deep Deuce ...

These grass lawn options work well in Arizona's climate  Arizona Daily Star

Consider placement, usage before determining which kind of grass is right for you.

New Tucson-related gardening books, including The Colorful Dry Garden  Arizona Daily Star

While you and your plants are dealing with the heat, here is some reading material to get you excited for the next big planting season and beyond.

Sandusky gardening company raided by immigration authorities releases statement

The owners of a Sandusky-based gardening and landscaping company that had two locations raided by immigration authorities this week said Friday that they ...

18 beautiful edible landscaping plants  Treehugger

It's that time of year when garden centers are full, and you just can't seem to squeeze enough hours out of the day to get your yard done. With budgets tightening ...

Low-Maintenance (but Beautiful) Landscaping Ideas You Should Try |® News

If you're fed up with taking care of your yard, consider a different tack: low-maintenance landscaping that still looks stunning—and saves money.

Urban farming has become a popular request for landscapers  Total Landscape Care

Many customers nowadays are interested in edible gardening, sustainability, composting and other green living options, and another trend that's continued to ...

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