Hi Carol, thank's
I'll try to improve. thank's again.
I'll share with you my perspective and why I've decided to "prune" the side Nav Bar.
I think it's personal, I don't like sites with too much "background noise"
the Home page is like a big landing page (That's how I see it) and all I want is when you'll be visiting my site for the first time you'll understand in 3 seconds what's In it for you > One second for each service:
1. Home garden on-line pruning guide > according to plant type.
2. Hand pruning tools reviews
3. On-line professional pruning help > visitors can send me a picture of their plants asking for advice (free).
I want them to stay focused and see what I have to offer in a blink. that's why I chose to use only the Top Nav Bar that will keep their eyes on the target.(my target their needs).
a few days ago I had both (side and top nav bars) and finally after lots of thinking that was my final decision, as a matter a fact I think I'll prune it some more
But that's me!