How To Transform Your Landscape Using Plants You Already Have

Think you need to dig up and start over? Think again!

Wow, can you believe this is even the same yard? The overgrown trees and bushes were trimmed, the plants that were entangled and overgrown were separated, dug up, and replanted, and there are a few new additions in the mix to keep things interesting.

If you’re like a lot of homeowners with a yard that has been neglected for years, you might be tempted to think that you need to dig up everything and start over from scratch. That’s not the case at all! In most cases, you have a lot of viable plant options already available to you, you just need to know how to use them.

Once you take stock of what you have on hand, you can begin to dig up the plants and get the root ball out of the ground and prepped for replanting.

One of the many pro-tips we get in this video is how to properly prune back a tree that has been neglected for quite some time. You may not know which branches should be pruned and which ones are still viable. A quick and easy way to test a branch is to scrape off the top layer with your fingernail or your pruning shears. If what’s underneath is green, it’s a good branch and you should keep it! If, however, it’s tan or brown underneath the bark, you should prune it off so the tree can spend energy on keeping the viable parts of itself alive and well! See what other tips there are in the video below!