Guide to Picking a Shade Tree – Deciduous Trees

Guide to Picking a Shade Tree – Deciduous Trees

Picking shade trees for your home landscape can be a challenging process. I have seen countless questions on this subject in my first 10 years at Grimm’s Gardens. Now, as a horticulturalist and tree expert, I get the happy job of helping others find the perfect tree for their yard. Most people have a moderate […]

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What is Biochar? – And How to Make It

What is Biochar? – And How to Make It

What is biochar? When I first heard of this amazing soil amendment, I was very skeptical. How could charcoal help improve my soil? How could I use it in the garden? And how can I make it at home without any special equipment? All these things and more I have learned about in the last […]

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2021 Year in Review – Landscape Problems

2021 Year in Review – Landscape Problems

Every December, I put together a Year in Review post about things that have happened during the previous 11 months. First up is our annual review of the pests, diseases, and abiotic problems in the landscape. 2021 opened without the services of our arborist and tree trimmer Nick. After conference, it was decided to put […]

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DIY Wreath Making for the Holidays

DIY Wreath Making for the Holidays

After Thanksgiving is over and only a few weeks until Christmas, I like to finish my outdoor decorations off with a few DIY wreaths. After weeks of cleaning out landscapes and gardens, wreathmaking is a welcome break and a time to rekindle my imagination. Even though making a DIY wreath is easy, every wreath comes […]

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