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.

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 natural garden.

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...


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...

The Top New Garden Trends to Try in 2022

Spring gardening season is upon us and it's time to get growing! Here are the top garden trends that the...


Easy Watering: 6 Plant Waterer Products We Love

Water your plants with ease! Keep your indoor and outdoor plants healthy with six plant waterer systems that do the...


10 Gardening Subscription Boxes You’ll Love to Unbox

Looking for a perfect gift for plant lovers? Gardening subscription boxes deliver seeds, indoor plants, flowers, tools and more to...


12 Heartfelt Gardening Memories With Mom

Birds & Blooms readers recount their favorite memories of gardening with Mom or Grandma.


5 Lucky Shamrock Facts for St. Patrick’s Day

Learn how to tell fact from blarney when it comes to this symbol of Ireland! Here are fun lucky shamrock...


The Top 10 Essential Garden Tools List

With this essential garden tools list, you can tackle any job in your yard. Learn what to look for when...


How to Remove Invasive Plant Species for Good

Invasives cause lots of problems in your yard and garden. Follow these tips for removing and replacing invasive plant...


Poisonous, Irritating and Invasive Plants You Should Never Grow

Some plants look pretty, but they are invasive, irritating to skin or poisonous. Avoid these toxic, irritating and invasive plants.

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The 6 Most Common Plant Problems and How to Solve Them

The plant doctor is in! See the most common plant problems reported by your fellow gardeners and a garden expert's...


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...


Grow a Lucky Charm: How to Care for a Shamrock Plant

Learn how to choose and grow a false shamrock plant, what it looks like, and what to do if your...


How to Propagate Succulents (for More Free Plants!)

Follow this easy step-by-step guide to learn how to propagate succulents from leaves and cuttings. Before you know it, you...


Ask the Experts: Tips for Winter Shrub Covers and Protection

Our garden expert talks about how to protect shrubs from heavy snow and cold weather in winter, including how to...


10 Winter Garden Ideas to Keep Green Thumbs Happy

Don't worry, you don't have to stop gardening in winter. These winter garden ideas will keep plant lovers happy until...