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.

Plant Fertilizer 101: How to Feed Your Garden

Strong and healthy plants thrive when you feed them properly. Here’s how to give your garden a nutrient boost with...

Backyard Citizen Science Projects for Nature Lovers

Explore your landscape like never before with citizen science projects that will help researchers learn more about nature.

19 Things Your Landscaper Won’t Tell You

Add as much as 15% to your home's value with these expert landscaping tips.

10 Best Websites for Buying Flower Bulbs Online

Whether you're looking for spring or summer blooming bulbs, from tulips to dahlias, this list features all of our favorite...

Is Milkweed Poisonous to People and Pets?

Gardeners know that milkweed helps monarch butterflies and caterpillars. But is milkweed poisonous to humans, dogs and cats?

Expert Tips on How to Get Rid of Lily of the Valley

See what lily of the valley looks like and why you don't want it in your yard. A garden expert...

Pretty Perennial Container Garden Ideas

From saving money to the array of perennial container garden ideas you can choose from, benefits abound when you plant...

Keep Planting Perennials in Fall

Learn the gardening basics of planting perennials in fall and find out why this is a prime season for gardening.

Irritating and Poisonous Plants You Should Avoid

Some plants in your backyard may cause rashes, illness or other ill effects. Watch out for these irritating and poisonous...

The Right Way to Ripen Green Tomatoes and More Garden Myths Debunked

Gardeners all have tips but some are just wrong. Weed out the myths on how to ripen green tomatoes, what...

The Worst Invasive Plants You Should Never Grow

Replace aggressive species with native plants that support your local wildlife. Make sure you avoid these invasive plants.

Ragweed vs Goldenrod: What’s Growing in Your Yard?

Learn how to tell if the weedy plant with yellowish flowers in your backyard is allergy-inducing ragweed or pollinator-friendly goldenrod.

How to Safely Transplant Perennials and Flowers

When is the best time for transplanting perennials? Almost any time of the year! Learn foolproof tips for replanting flowers.

Grow a Natural, Chemical-Free Garden

Win the war against weeds and pests without all the harsh chemicals. Yes, it really is possible to grow a...

7 Ways to Use Eggshells in the Garden

Don't throw away those eggshells after you cook breakfast! Save the shells and reuse them. There's many ways to use...

Easy Perennials That Anyone Can Grow

Gardening doesn't have to be difficult. Make growing plants simple by adding these resilient and easy perennials to your garden.

10 Ways to Use Epsom Salt for Your Garden

Looking to stop bugs and boost your veggies this year? Try using Epsom salt for your garden. This common drugstore...

6 Ways to Use Baking Soda in the Garden

Many common garden issues can be solved with baking soda! Learn how to use baking soda in the garden to...

20 Mental and Physical Health Benefits of Gardening

Gardening is good for you! Learn about the health benefits of gardening, including how it boosts your mood, reduces disease...

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Low-Maintenance Landscaping Ideas for Your Yard

If you want a beautiful yard without a lot of fuss, here are six low-maintenance landscaping tips that will keep...

5 Tips for Picking Healthy Plants at the Nursery

Save yourself buyer's remorse by learning the gardening basics on how to choose healthy plants and avoid those with potential...

7 Tips to Grow Your Best Basil Ever

Basil is one a most popular culinary herb, thanks to its spicy-sweet leaves, but it can be tricky to grow....

What Are Native Plants and Where to Find Them

When shopping at the garden center, you may ask, what are native plants? Learn how to choose them, grow them...

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6 Genius Garden Hacks You’ll Want to Steal Immediately

Should you use eggshells in the garden? Readers offer their best garden hacks and tips for getting the most out...

Gardeners Share Their Top Container Gardening Ideas

Gardeners reveal their best container gardening ideas. Plus get inspired by gorgeous container combinations from Ball Horticultural Company.

Too Many Roots? How to Fix a Root Bound Plant

Find out how to tell if you have a root bound plant. Also find out how to easily fix this...

If You See White Stuff on Your Mulch, This is What it Means

Don't let the icky appearance deceive you—that white stuff on mulch can be beneficial to your landscape.

Plant a Hanging Flower Basket in 5 Easy Steps

Add color to nearly any space by designing and planting hanging flower baskets brimming with gorgeous blooms and foliage.

Rhododendron vs Azalea: How to Tell the Difference

Be a garden sleuth and find out the identify of your mystery plant. See key differences between rhododendron vs azalea...