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Steve Boehme

Steve Boehme is a landscape designer/installer with a lifetime of experience. “Let’s Grow!” simplifies landscape topics in clear, direct language, for non-technical readers, with no ads or popups.

This popular weekly gardening column appears weekly in 16 southern Ohio newspapers, reaching over 300,000 households.

Experts can disagree, and there are always exceptions, but these simple columns give you the basics. Search by topic or keyword to quickly find simple answers to your landscaping questions!

This Weeks Column

2022 Frontage Pears

Tree Colonnades

October 31, 2022Let's Grow, , ,

Ornamental Pears Are Illegal in Ohio Those of us with long driveways often fantasize about having a stately planting of matching driveway trees on both sides, forming a shady “tunnel”. This type of planting is called a colonnade. We...

Topped Tree

Topping is Harmful

September 12, 2022Let's Grow, , ,

Topping Trees is Not the Answer It still shocks me when I see large trees being “trimmed” or “topped” in this day and age. Topping is the drastic removal or cutting back of large branches in mature trees, leaving large stubs. The...

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