Author: Gregory Warmington

Hi, Welcome to dirtgreen.com my name is Gregory Warmington, and I am a part-time farmer and gardener. I love to talk about plants, crops, and backyard gardening. If you want to reach out, send me your inquiries via email. Cheers!

Why are Trees Evergreen? Evergreens are not just plants that stay green year-round. Trees are evergreen because they are adapted to survive in cold environments. They are evergreen also because they have adapted to stay in the winter. They have a thick layer of insulating bark that protects them from the cold, while their needles trap moisture and release it into the air. The most obvious adaptation of trees is that they have needles, leaves, or scales instead of leaves. These adaptations help them stay alive during the winter season. Another adaptation is that trees have a thick layer of…

Read More

Air layering is a process of taking cuttings from a healthy tree and inserting them into the soil. It is a really easy way to grow new trees. Air layering has been around for centuries and it has been used to propagate many different plants. It can be used on most types of trees, like shrubs, or even palm trees. Over the years I have learned about the process from my friend’s dad who does tree care and has been involved in the industry for over a decade. The process is when you grow a tree on its own roots,…

Read More

Tree roots can cause damage to your foundation, so it is important to know how to prevent them from damaging your home. Tree roots are the most common cause of foundation problems in homes. They can make your home unstable and could lead to structural damage. It is important that you know how to prevent this from happening by taking some simple steps. What are Tree Roots and How Do They Cause Damage? Trees are living organisms and they have to take in nutrients from the soil. They also need a place to grow and roots are an essential part…

Read More

There are many fruits that grow the fastest. Some of them are citrus fruits like oranges, grapefruits, and tangerines. Others include apples, bananas, grapefruit, watermelons, and pineapples. Berries like strawberries and raspberries. Bananas take about 70-120 days to grow while grapes take about 80-160 days to mature. Avocados take about 120-240 days to mature as they need more time to fill in their leaves before they can produce fruit. Here is a list of fruits that grow the fastest below. What are the Top 10 Fruits That Grow The Fastest? 1. Grapes Grapes are a fast-growing fruit that is native…

Read More

Will Are Willow Trees Dangerous?  Willow trees are not dangerous when they grow naturally in their native habitats because they do not invade wetland areas or floodplains. They only become dangerous when they grow in gardens or hedges that people tend to use as pathways through the forest or when they invade wetlands. What is Willow Tree? Willow is a shrub that grows in wet areas, such as swamps and marshes. It is also known as the “wetland weed” because it thrives in damp and wet soils. Willows are one of the most common plant species found in wetlands. They…

Read More

A smaller-sized avocado tree is a perfect solution for those who want to grow their own avocado trees but don’t have the space. Avocado trees are a popular choice for home growers, but they are not always the best choice. If you don’t have enough space to grow an avocado tree, then a smaller-sized one is ideal. Even if you have a small backyard, you may want a smaller tree to still provide some shade. A smaller-sized avocado tree can be grown in containers or in the ground. A mature avocado tree can be as much as 20 feet tall…

Read More

Leaves are a part of the life cycle of trees. They fall off the tree in order to renew and regenerate. This is a typical process that all trees go through in order to stay alive and healthy. Some trees shed their leaves at different times during the year, while others do it throughout the whole season. Trees are important to the Earth. They provide clean air, water, food, and shelter. Trees add beauty to a city or countryside and they also provide shade, habitat for animals, and natural protection from harmful weather conditions. The leaves that fall from trees…

Read More

Here is a list of the best fruit trees for shade in the yard/garden. The fruit trees listed here are some of the most popular and commonly found fruit trees in the United States and other countries. Some of these fruit trees can grow well even with a little bit of shade, while others will need a lot more than that to thrive. Some examples of fruit trees that do well in partial shade include Peachtree, Plum tree, Pear tree, etc. Continue to find out more amount these trees that can thrive in shade areas. What are the Best Fruit…

Read More

Acer trees are prevalent in the landscape of plants. They are usually grown in gardens and home landscaping. But, like any other plant, they need care and attention to grow healthy. This type of tree is evergreen that grows to be about 10 feet tall. They are native to the Mediterranean region and are related to the olive tree. Acer trees are known for their beautiful flowers that can turn your garden into a colorful wonderland. Their flowers also offer a new fragrance that is quite pleasant to the nose. What are the Benefits of Acer Trees? Acer trees are…

Read More