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Trees, shrubs, groundcovers and vinesvertical leafy vine artTrees, shrubs, and vines serve many purposes and offer numerous benefits including shade, screening for privacy and windbreaks, and noise reduction. They also provide shelter for a variety of wildlife. Groundcovers can visually define a space or provide texture and color to a landscape. In this section, you’ll find useful information on how to select and care for your valuable landscaping plants.


Diagnosing plant problems
Three Categories of Plant Problems
Common Plant Problems
Publications on Plant Problems
Links for Insect Problems
Links for Diseases
Links for Physiological Problems
Pruning
Why Prune?
When to Prune
Two Basic Types of Pruning Cuts
Location of Pruning Cuts
Pruning Tools
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Planting
Time of Year to Plant
Special Planting Needs
Planting Instructions
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Fertilizing
Why Fertilize Landscape Trees
Soil Types
Diagnosing Nutrient Problems
When to Fertilize
Determining Fertilizer Quantities
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