Greetings, plant enthusiasts! At Shades of Green nursery and landscape, we’re passionate about cultivating vibrant, healthy gardens. Today, we want to address a concerning practice known as “crape murder” and shed light on the proper way to prune your beloved Crape Myrtles. Understanding “Crape Murder”: “Crape murder” refers to the harsh and improper pruning of […]Read More
Planting wildflowers in your North Texas landscape is great way to attract native birds, bees, butterflies and other insects to your yard. All you need to do is… 1) Select a spot that gets at least 6-8 hours of direct sun. 2) Remove any weeds or lawn grass and break up the soil surface with […]Read More
Groundcover are low-growing, spreading perennials – often evergreen – used in lieu of grass in a landscape. They typically form dense mats that prevent weeds from growing. Shade-loving groundcovers are a great alternative to turfgrass in spaces where there is not enough sunlight for a lawn to survive. Here in North Texas, we have many […]Read More
Do you have neighbors that you see too much of too often? Do you find the second story windows next door – the ones overlooking your pool – a bit discomforting? Would you like more privacy in your own back yard without erecting a 16-foot fence? If so, then creating a privacy screen with plants […]Read More
“Are there any plants rabbits won’t eat?” That’s a question we hear a lot at the nursery, and the answer is YES! There are plenty of plants rabbits tend to avoid and this Shades of Green Shopping Guide lists 50 of them – and these are just the perennials, plants that come back each year. […]Read More
Finding plants that will grow in shade can be challenging, but there are more options than you think. This Shades of Green Shopping Guide provides our Top 10 picks of best Native Perennials for Shade, listed by size, shortest to tallest. Native plants evolved to survive and thrive in the harsh, hot summers and unpredictable […]Read More
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