SmartScape Plant Care Guide
Groundcovers have several benefits associated with their use. They minimize erosion, dust and mud around your house. They provide a cooling effect during hot summers. Some are very drought tolerant. Some make excellent choices for narrow or isolated areas that are difficult to maintain. Others are well suited for those shady areas that don't support the growth of many plants.
Fall and winter are the best time to plant trees, since they don't suffer from transplant shock as much as summer planted trees. Trees need the opportunity to grow roots before being subjected to summer heat and dryness. In this section we will attempt to outline the primary maintenance considerations for planting and growing trees.