Photo of Murraya Paniculata (mock orange)

How to Choose, Plant, and Take Care of Your Murraya Hedge (Orange Jessamine)

The Murraya Hedge is a very popular ornamental hedge and is certainly a favourite of Harwood’s Lawn Care. They are most commonly known for being low maintenance and being a dense dark green hedging plant. It is a favourite of many homeowners for its abundance of white flowers and dense growth. Here’s everything you need to […]

A boxwood hedge in the garden

Low Maintenance Hedges | 10 of the Best Low Maintenance Hedges

Hedges serve a very practical and aesthetic purpose in our landscape. They can be used as screening and can add to the overall value of your garden. Regardless of what your hedge is intended for, we all want to have those that are particularly low maintenance. Here is a list of 10 low maintenance hedges. […]


Hornbeam | How to Select, Grow and Care for Your Hornbeam

The name hornbeam originated as a description of the quality of its wood—as hard as a horn; and “beam,” which is the Old English word for tree. It is a hardy hedging plant that is why it is popular for that, as well as for other ornamental and practical purposes.  Varieties of Hornbeam Hornbeam is […]

Mexican Orange Blossom close up

Mexican Orange Blossom | How to Grow and Care for Your Mexican Orange Blossom

Choisya ternata or Mexican Orange Blossom, as the name suggests, originated from Mexico. This moderate-sized fragrant perennial is ideal for decorative and practical purposes, such as a hedge or as a more pleasant camouflage for unsightly objects in the garden such as utility boxes or footings. It is a member of the Rutaceae family, more […]


Callistemon | How to Select, Grow and Care for Your Bottlebrush

Callistemon or bottlebrush is a native of Australia, but due to its beauty, it is now cultivated in other places. It got its bottlebrush name because of its cylindrical and brush-like flowers, which look like a bottle brush for cleaning bottles.  Callistemons are excellent garden plants, bringing vibrant colours to your landscape. Most flower spikes […]

Various conifers

Conifer | How to Select, Grow and Care for Your Conifers

Conifers, formally known as Pinophyta or Coniferophyta, are mostly evergreen shrubs or trees that have needles or scale-like leaves and seed-bearing cones. Common varieties of conifers are cypresses, cedars, firs, larches, pines, junipers, redwoods, and yews.  Mostly found in cooler regions, conifers are preferred by gardeners because they are low maintenance, drought-resistant, and usually problem-free. […]

Viburnum berries

Viburnum | How to Select, Grow, and Care for Your Viburnums

People have favourite plants, and viburnum is one that makes Harwood’s Garden Suppliess list. Best in temperate areas, viburnums are one of the most versatile shrub/tree and is certainly garden-worthy! It ranges from half a meter shrub to 9m trees. Viburnum has attractive leaves and has fragrant flowers. Many varieties also boast of fruits that are spherical […]

Buxus Hedges

Buxus | How to Select, Grow and Care for Your Buxus Hedge

Looking to frame your garden with the right plant? We recommend planting Buxus in your garden. Buxus plants are popular to grow in gardens because they are usually slow-growing, except for a few types, and low maintenance. They are suitable to be planted in most types of soil, except for waterlogged soil. Another bonus is […]

Clumping Bamboo

Clumping Bamboo | How to Select, Grow and Care for Your Clumping Bamboo

Bamboo adds a fresh look to your landscape and garden designs. Its crisp green colour and outstanding height make it the best hedge for your landscape. It can cover unattractive views in your garden as well. You can find bamboo anywhere because it is one of the fastest-growing plants out there.  You may get surprised […]

Holly hedge along a driveway

Holly | How to Select, Grow and Care for Your Holly Hedge

Holly reminds us of Christmas, the most wonderful time of the year for a lot of people. The mere mention of holly brings to mind the conical trees with dark green, spiny leaves and bright red berries. If you’re looking for hedging plants, holly is a perfect choice. Not only is it decorative, but it […]