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Shearing and Hand Pruning 101 – What You Should Know

Any homeowner with shrubbery should learn the basics of shearing and hand pruning. Not only is it a relaxing and rewarding pastime, but it promotes healthy plant growth, and keeps your yard looking its best. At High Prairie Landscape Group, we receive many questions about the importance of shearing and its benefit to the garden. […]

Creative Ways to Use Mulch in Your Landscaping

Mulch is one of those landscaping materials that should probably get more recognition for its contribution to a beautiful property. Mulch is typically used to preserve the moisture in the soil or reduce the incidence of weeds, but it can also be used to boost the aesthetic appeal of your yard in a big way.

What is Robotic Mowing, and Should I Consider It for My Property?

With the frequent and never-ending advancements in technology, people can now purchase lawn mowers that will do the job autonomously. If you’ve ever seen a robotic vacuum cleaner before, then this gives you a better idea of what a robot lawnmower is. Robotic mowing is an ideal solution for those that don’t have the time […]

Should I Install a Landscape Irrigation System?

Every Kansas City resident knows that our summers are hot, wet, and perfect weather to camp out at the beach and eat as much watermelon as we desire. But what about our plants? They can’t exactly uproot themselves and take a drive down to the water when it gets hot. You can count on the […]

Landscape Myths: Watering Mid-Day Causes Leaf Scorch

One common myth that tends to pervade the garden and landscaping realm is the concept of mid-day watering. Many gardeners and those alike testify to this belief. They do not attribute any benefit to this practice. However, the truth is, this is just another myth that has yet to be dispelled.

Landscape Myths: Tree Topping is a Professional Practice

There are many benefits to having a tree in a garden. Not only are they a great focal point in your yard, but also they offer far more than its visual appeal. They provide shade, security, help to improve the environment, and offer substantial rewards to a garden and your landscaping.

Landscape Myths: Fabric is Effective at Weed Control

One of the most common issues gardeners face is dealing with weeds. These destructive plants find their way into landscaping, creating an ugly appearance. They overshadow the beauty of any greenery, minimizing the appeal of a healthy outdoor living space.

Low Maintenance Landscape Design Tips

While it’s impossible to have a completely maintenance-free landscape, you can plan out a landscape that has much fewer maintenance needs than a typical garden or lawn. You don’t have to sacrifice beauty to get a low-maintenance landscape either. In fact, low maintenance gardens tend to be relatively consistent year-round, as they don’t rely on […]

Protect Your Landscape from Winter Stress

We’ve discussed how you can protect your lawn from winter damage, but grass isn’t the only plant that can have a tough time in the snow. You also need to protect your landscape during the winter months. Trees, shrubs, bushes and bulbs can all be stressed from freezing temperatures, strong winds, and even from the […]

How to Deal with Oak Mites

It’s that beautiful time of year when the leaves are turning and falling. Oaks, in particular, are a staple of fall beauty and can be found in many elegant landscapes. But, these lovely trees also house oak mites, which create itchy bites that don’t go away easily. Kansas City and the whole state have experienced […]