1. 10 Trees to Avoid Planting

    In our last blog, we discussed our local arborist and tree care services. We specifically looked at some tips for tree planting and how to care for your new trees. To build on this foundation and expa…Read More

  2. Flower Garden Ideas

    Everyone loves flowers, from the bees and butterflies to children and the elderly. They relax, impress, and inspire us with their beauty and the many shapes they take.Independence is climate zone 6b, …Read More

  3. Edible Gardens

    Americans are known for being self-reliant and in recent years homesteading has become popular, even for those who live in cities. There are several reasons people cite for choosing to grow their own …Read More

  4. Tree Selection Guide

    I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree. A tree whose hungry mouth is prest Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast; A tree that looks at God all day, And lifts her leafy arms to pra…Read More

  5. Oak Wilt Basics

    Trees are an important part of the environment everywhere. Here in Kansas, we depend on their cooling shade and protection from the bitter north winds in the winter. Here at TLC Nursery & Outdoor …Read More

  6. Emerald Ash Borer FAQs

    Who doesn’t love relaxing in the shade of a tree in the summertime? And who wouldn’t love to have a wind block from harsh northern winds in winter time? There are simple pleasures that don’t com…Read More

  7. Curious About Xeriscaping?

    It’s about this time of year that we start fielding questions about how people can transform their lawns and gardens to better withstand the heat of the brutal Independence, Kansas summers and how t…Read More

  8. Need Lawn Care and Maintenance Help?

    Kansas lawns have a tendency to turn yellow—or golden, as optimists like to say—in the summer. We all know the crispy, crunch, itchy yellow grass that covers our lawns in July and August. This was…Read More