When trimming arborvitae, Home Guides suggests cutting away vertical growth to open up the inside of the plant. Remove competing leaders by cutting them close to the ground in stages - trimming 1/3 of the limb at a time ... More »

A techny arborvitae tree should be planted in an area with full or partial sunlight in soil mixed with compost. If several are planted together, they should be spaced far enough apart to give them room to grow. The tree ... More »

To save a dying rose bush, remove decaying growth, prune the plant, apply mulch, water it, add fertilizer, and inspect the bush for pests. You need a soaker hose, coarse black mulch, a spray bottle, pruning shears, garde... More »

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