Summer Landscaping

From the McDonald Garden Center Blog

How to Get Rid of Crepe Myrtle Suckers

Crepe myrtles are cherished for their vibrant blooms and elegant structure, adding beauty to gardens and landscapes. However, as much as we adore these trees, they can sometimes produce unwanted growth called “suckers”. If you find yourself grappling with these persistent intruders, fear not! In this guide, we'll walk you through the steps to effectively get rid of crepe myrtle suckers and restore the beauty of your tree.  

Blooming through the Heat: Essential Tips for Summer Plant Care

Summer is here, and so is the scorching sun! While you might be planning beach trips and ice cream indulgences, spare a thought for your leafy companions that bear the brunt of the summer heat. Just like us, plants need a little extra care during this season to stay healthy and vibrant. So, grab your watering can, put on your gardening hat, and let's dive into some essential tips for summer plant care.

The Top 10 Sunsational Plants of the Summer

When the weather is warm and bright, it’s always a great time to get out and enjoy your garden. You may notice some of your early spring blooms are now fading and it’s time for a refresh! We have put together a list of some of our top favorite plants to give you that summer color you are just dreaming of.    10. Black-Eyed Susan

Plant of the Week: Ebony Flame Crepe Myrtle

You’ll love this super unique Crepe Myrtle that has exploded onto the scene and has everyone talking about it’s vibrant, dark red blooms offset by intense black, yes black foliage! Enjoy this drought-tolerant, flowering tree all during summer and fall months. You can expect this tree to grow about 10-12 feet tall and 8 feet wide at a moderate pace. Crepe Myrtles perform exceptionally well in Hampton Roads, tolerating the area’s heat and humidity. If you love Crepe Myrtles, you’re sure to fall for this new one with it’s rare black foliage.