Watch out for a gorgeous plant called purple loose-strife, or Lythrum salicaria, which a lot of nurseries still sell.istock/NicholasHoffman
Though it’s inexpensive and has a lovely flower, it’s an invasive species that will spread everywhere and choke out other plants.
One inch of water once a week is ideal, maybe once every five days in extreme heat, depending on your soil.istock/darrya
Infrequent watering encourages roots to grow deeper to find groundwater, creating a stronger plant.
Here’s how you can fix some common lawn problems.
Looking at a color wheel is a great way to choose garden flowers.istock/MagMos
Colors that are opposite each other, like yellow and purple, look beautiful together.