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.

Annuals vs. Perennials — What is the Difference?

Planning to grow a flower garden? Learn definitions to the common gardening terms, such as annuals vs perennials, before you visit the garden center.

Composting Basics: How to Make Compost

Learn how to make compost and keep composting in winter, how often to turn compost, and get the ratio for...


How to Prepare Your Garden for Winter in Two Days

For a healthy spring landscape, spend a fall weekend preparing your garden for winter. It's easy with our straightforward, how-to...


Tips for Saving Tomato and Veggie Seeds From Your Harvest

Make the most out of the summer and fall harvest by saving tomato, pepper and vegetable seeds for next year. Find...


Keep Your Garden Blooming by Deadheading Flowers

One simple chore will help your garden bloom better and longer. Deadheading flowers encourages plants to produce blooms instead of...

Gardening Basics: Secrets From the Garden Center

Shop confidently for flowers and shrubs at the garden center. Industry experts reveal the gardening basics to a better buying...


Never Plant These Invasive Shrubs (and What to Grow Instead!)

Find out which invasive shrubs you should avoid planting in your landscape and alternative native shrubs to replace them with.

How to Grow and Care for Amaryllis (and Make the Bulbs Rebloom!)

When your green thumb is itching to dig in the dirt this winter, turn to amaryllis! Learn how to grow...


Fall Cleanup: 8 Garden Chores You Should Never Skip

Even if time is tight, focus on these fall cleanup chores that fellow gardeners say you should always finish before...


10 Secrets to Fantastic Fall Leaf Colors in Your Yard

Love to look at gorgeous fall leaves? Learn the secrets for enjoying rich, beautiful fall leaf colors in your backyard...


Can You Reuse Potting Soil in Planters?

Can you reuse potting soil from year to year? Learn how to select a quality potting mix and how to...

Tips for Deer Resistant Plants and Deer Deterrents

Deer may be adorable, but they can seriously damage your garden. Follow this advice to deter deer. Plus, find deer-resistant...


25 Secret Garden Tips We Learned From Grandma

This collection of timeless gardening tips is proof that grandmas really do know best. They're tried, true and definitely worth...


When to Cut Back Ornamental Grasses

Learn when ornamental grasses need to be cut back and how to divide them, along with growing tips to keep...


Stop Bindweed From Taking Over Your Garden

Learn how to win the battle in your backyard against bindweed. Follow a garden expert's tips for controlling this difficult...


9 Gorgeous Ornamental Grasses for Your Yard

Low-maintenance and versatile, ornamental grass is a great way to add color, movement and seasonal interest to your yard.

18 Fabulous Foliage Plants for Garden Pizzazz

These gorgeous foliage plants will thrive in a variety of garden environments, adding color and interest to any landscape.


How to Manage Cinquefoil and Helleborine in Your Yard

Say goodbye to pesky weeds! Follow these easy tips from a garden expert to get rid of cinquefoil and Epipactis...


Foraging for Food: What You Need to Know

Interested in foraging for food? All it takes is a little know-how about plants, from weeds to mushrooms, to find...


The National Flower, Bird, and Tree of the USA

You probably know the national bird is the bald eagle, but you do you know about the national flower and...


The Ultimate Guide to Growing Milkweed Plants for Monarchs

A milkweed expert answers questions, including why monarchs need milkweed, what kinds of milkweed to grow and how to grow...


How to Harvest, Store and Dry Herbs

Stock your pantry with homegrown fresh herbs, like parsley, basil, thyme and oregano to save money at the grocery store....


The Worst Poisonous and Invasive Plants for Your Yard

Some plants may look pretty, but they are actually irritating to the skin or even poisonous. Make sure you avoid...


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30 Common Lawn Weeds and How to ID Them (Plus Free Downloadable Chart)

Meet the most common botanical interlopers you're likely to find in your garden or vegetable patch, and learn how to...

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Dividing Perennials: How, When and Why You Should Divide Plants

Dividing perennials keeps plants healthy, plus you get more free plants! Learn how and when to dig up and transplant...


Ultimate Gardening Tips to be the Best Plant Parent

Whether you're a new to planting or a veteran gardener with a green thumb, check out these essential gardening tips...


The Best Natural Way to Kill Weeds

Want to get rid of weeds in your yard and garden for good? Follow a garden's expert advice for the...


Ask the Experts: How and When to Prune Lilacs

Here's a garden expert's advice on how and when you should prune lilacs to enjoy spring flowers. Also learn why...


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Vermicomposting: A Beginner’s Guide

Try composting with worms to create a vermicompost superfood for your garden!


Easy Ways to Use Vining Plants All Around Your Garden

Often overlooked, these twisting and vining plants are an incredible asset, providing shelter for wildlife, vertical color and even a...