When planting containers, choose specimens of different heights, and include some that will cascade over the edge.
Trees planted in lawns do well with a ring of mulch to protect the bark from mowers and weeding tools, and to reduce the competition from grass roots.
To ensure that all sides of a hedge receive equal amount of sun during the summer, trim a hedge's base slightly wider than you would do so at the top of the hedge.
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The gardening season is now in full gear. An exceptionally warm March this year got the season off to an early start. Some plants were then damaged by April frosts, but they should be starting to grow out of it now. With the danger of frost past, you can plant with abandon. Try new annuals to see what works and add some excitement to your garden.