Gardening Basics

New to gardening? In the market for easy gardening tips? We're sharing all of the gardening basics you'll need to turn your backyard into a stunner.

How to Prune

How to Prune

Pruning shrubs, trees and vines establishes a stronger framework, improves growth, removes diseased or damaged branches, and improves color, flowering and fruit production.

Grapefruit Tree

Cheat Your Climate

As gardeners, we can be romantic, irrational and headstrong. If we lose our heads to a certain plant, there’s no stopping us. It might be a plant we fell in love with while on a Hawaiian vacation or the pages of a gardening book. We have to have it! And the quest is on…to get the plant and grow it well.

Taking a Cutting

How to Grow Plants from Cuttings

Taking cuttings is a great way to expand—or share—the beauty of any garden. Perhaps you’d like to preserve a flower with family history, increase your collection of favorite blooms or reproduce that hard-to-find plant.

Dividing Perennials

How to Divide Perennials

Our step-by-step instructions teach you how to divide perennials to give them new life in the garden.

Purple Coneflowers

Free Plants

The only thing better than a healthy and beautiful plant in your garden is a free healthy and beautiful plant. It’s easy to spend over $100 at a greenhouse or nursery. But you don’t have to shell out big bucks to get big results.

Compost Bin

Composting

Start composting with these easy gardening tips.

Cardboard Gardening

Cardboard Gardening

With this eco-friendly, free and easy gardening method, you’ll have a better garden in just a few weeks.

DIY Soil Test

Basic Soil Test

Learn more about your soil with these two quick and easy at-home soil tests.

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