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.

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 your lilacs are not blooming.

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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...


Top 10 Easy Plants for Kids to Grow

Get little ones excited about flower gardening with these easy plants for kids to grow. We also found foolproof vegetables...


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Everything You Need for Any Type of Garden

Help your garden grow with the best tools, clothing and accessories for working in any lawn, flowerbed or vegetable patch.

9 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...


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The Best Potting Soil for Every Type of Plant

If your plants are growing in a pot or container, you need potting soil. Here are our picks for the...


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Everything to Know About Mulch

Mulch is good for your plants and a great labor saver. Learn more about the different types, colors and ways...


Gardeners Share Their Best Container Garden Ideas

Experienced gardeners share their greatest container garden ideas, from helpful plant design tips to how to keep your patio clean.


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

Gardeners all have advice but some of it isn't helpful. Weed out the myths on how to ripen green tomatoes,...


The Top 10 Essential Garden Tools List

With these garden tools, you can tackle just about any job in your yard. Learn what to look for when...


Should You Use Coffee Grounds in the Garden?

Should you save your coffee grounds and add them to your garden soil? Learn how the garden expert says gardeners...


How to Get Rid of Powdery Mildew

Learn what powdery mildew looks like on plant leaves and what causes this fungal disease. A garden expert explains the...

Easy Gardening: Save Time by Direct Sowing Seeds

If indoor seed-starting seems a little complicated, make it easy on yourself this year with direct sowing seeds. Plant the...


Tips for Gardening When You Have a Pollen Allergy

Can't stop sniffling and sneezing? An allergist shares simple tips to keep you gardening through the spring pollen allergy season.


How to Make Newspaper Pots for Starting Seeds

Get the folding pattern and learn how to make newspaper pots in four easy steps. They're biodegradable and perfect for...


How and When to Start Seeds Indoors

Learn when to start seeds indoors, what plants you should pick, how to care for them, and how and when...


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...


The Ruth Stout Method and More Tips to Garden Greener

Just because someone has a green thumb doesn't mean they garden green. Learn the Ruth Stout Method and more ways...


5 Steps for Preparing a Garden for Spring

It's time to start thinking about how to get ready for a new growing season. Here's what to do when...


How to Get Rid of Mealybugs on Plants

Gardening expert Melinda Myers shares her sure-fire tips on how to get rid of mealybugs. Also learn how to get...

13 Ways to Take Your Backyard Garden From Good to Great

From using better potting mix to saying no to pesticides, use these tips to improve your backyard garden. Then you'll...


10 Seed Catalogs Every Gardener Needs

Growing flowers and vegetables from seed gives you more choices and saves money. Here are 10 great seed catalogs to...


7 Fascinating Indoor Plant Facts

Learn indoor plant facts, including facts about air plants, wax plants, grow lights for indoor plants, and low-maintenance indoor plants.


How to Prevent Brown Spots on Plant Leaves

Are you seeing brown spots on plant leaves? Learn what causes leaf spots and how to care for your indoor...


How to Get Rid of Indoor Plant Bugs

Learn effective tips on how to treat, eliminate and prevent indoor plant bugs, including aphids, mites, fungus gnats and more.


How to Grow Indoor Plants: Tips from Real Gardeners

Houseplant parents share their best advice on how to grow indoor plants with their tried-and-true tricks for gardening success.