Garden Info Links

GARDEN RESOURCES SPECIFIC TO MASSACHUSETTS:

USDA Zone Hardiness Map for Massachusetts

UMASS Extension – Garden Information page for consumers

UMASS Extension Landscape Fact Sheets

Plant Something – consumer gardening site in Massachusetts

Massachusetts Horticulture Society

Master Gardeners Fact Sheets

Greenscapes

GARDEN PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS:

Deer Resistant Plants – this is list is a terrific resource. Keep in mind Rutgers in NJ is at least a zone warmer than us, but this is as accurate as we have seen.

How to Transplant a Tree – this is a decent transplanting video. We use & sell burlap because it holds the soil and bio-degrades so you can leave it in the hole. We can order you or rent you a tree spade if you do not own one.

Repairing broken snow damaged plants – Japanese Maple

Weed herbarium

Bonide Problem Solver

Boxwood Leaf Miner

Tick Info

What’s that dainty white flowering weed in April? Bittercress – info from Penn State University

Japanese Knotweed Removal – for homeowners

Japanese Knotweed Removal – for roadsides

Knockout Roses & other roses leaves turning tan in June – Rose Slug or Rose Sawfly

VEGETABLE AND EDIBLE GARDENING ON THE SOUTH SHORE MASSACHUSETTS:

Vegetable Garden Fact Sheets – almost every topic you can think of from the University of Massachusetts

Growing Your Own Fruits Fact Sheets – almost every topic you can think of from the University of Massachusetts

HYDRANGEA INFO:

What type of Hydrangea do I have? – watch this before the video below

Why Doesn’t My Hydrangea Bloom? – please watch the Hydrangea ID one first

LAWN CARE INFO

Lawn Care Fact Sheets – almost every topic you can think of from the University of Massachusetts

Sod Installation Tips

PLANT LISTS AND PLANT CARE:

BloomIQ

PERENNIAL GARDENING:

Perennial of the Year 2021

How and When to Divide Perennials – University of Minnesota

Misc. Garden Resources:

BloomIQ

New England Plant Wetland Cross Section

Gardening in the Shade:

Planting Under Trees

Ornamental Grasses for Shade

Perennials for dry shade

Growing Plants Indoors:

Cyclamen Care

Christmas Cacti Care

Cacti Care

Growing Vines:

Clematis Care & Pruning

Clematis Pruning & Diagram

KENNEDY’S COUNTRY GARDENS:

Kennedy’s Video Tour

DROUGHT AND WATERING INFORMATION:

Dry, Dry, Dry!  Resources for Landscapers

Watering Guidelines for Successful Plants by Chris Kennedy, MCH

Efficient outdoor watering

Indoor and outdoor residential water conservation checklist

The role of the irrigation audit in water conservation

Turf irrigation and water conservation

Maximizing irrigation efficiency and water conservation

Long-term drought effects on trees and shrubs

Drought tolerant plants for the landscape