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.

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 plants to grow.

6 Gardening Tips and Tricks for Beginners

Veteran growers offer their best advice to those with budding green thumbs. Check out our best gardening tips and tricks...


Go Lawn Free: Plant a Prairie Garden

A no-mow landscape gives you way more time to kick back and relax in your backyard. Plant a prairie garden...


Aster Yellows Disease and Other Coneflower Problems

Learn how to spot the signs of aster yellows disease and how to treat it in your garden. Also find...


This Is What the Color of Your Garden Soil Means

For healthy plants, keep an eye on the soil color.

The Ultimate Guide to a Dog Friendly Backyard

Discover how to design a garden or landscape with dogs in mind. A dog friendly backyard keeps your furry pals...


Does a Lily Flower Have Special Meaning?

The lily flower meaning for floral arrangements can send a message of friendship, love and remembrance with their appearance and...


6 Fascinating Victory Garden Facts

From when they began to how many tons of food they produced, learn about a key piece of the American...


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How to Use Banana Water for Plants to Make Your Garden Flourish

The latest gardening craze has arrived: banana water for plants. Here's how to make a batch at home to help...


11 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...


13 Gardening Solutions and Remedies to Stop Doing

These common gardening solutions and backyard home remedies won't get you proven results. Here's why you should stop doing them!


10 Household Items to Repurpose for Gardening Bargains

Clean out your closets and repurpose your old or extra household items as helpful gardening bargains for your flower and...


A Homeowner’s Guide to No Mow May

This spring, laziness pays off big for pollinators. Here's how to effectively and politely participate in No Mow May.

Does a Hydrangea Flower Have Special Meaning?

These flowering shrubs have been beloved by gardeners throughout history. Learn if hydrangeas have meaning and the message each color...


4 Ways to Use Coffee Grounds in the Garden

Perk up your plants! Learn how an expert says gardeners should use their leftover coffee grounds.


Gardening for Tough Northern and Southern Locations

Living in the far north or south can make for tough growing conditions, but we've got tips for easy gardening...


4 Alternative Easy Gardening Methods You Should Try

New gardener? No sweat! Skip the stress with no-dig gardens that are good to grow. Gardening is easy with these...


Thyme Plants: Ornamental and Edible Herbs

A thyme plant isn't just a fragrant and edible herb. It is a versatile plant that adds beauty in many...


Gardening Basics: Identifying Weeds in Your Yard

Not sure how to tell the good from the bad when identifying weeds? Figure out whether you should pull that...


7 Surprising Dandelion Facts You Should Know

Did you know that dandelions are part of the daisy family and all parts are edible? Learn more fascinating dandelion...


7 Easy Ways to Get Free Garden Plants

Yes you can get plants for free! Save money and beautify your backyard with these easy budget-friendly gardening tips.


How to Test Your Soil pH and Texture at Home

Learn more about your soil with these two quick and easy at-home soil tests. Find out how to check your...

Top 10 Plants That Thrive in Sandy Soil

Since water runs right through sandy soil, the growing conditions are rather dry, even with rain. These plants for sandy...


Top 10 Plants for Growing in Clay Soil

Slow-draining clay soil makes life difficult for many plants. Not to worry! These plants for clay soil will survive and...


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...


10 Natural Ways to Keep Bugs out of Your Garden

Looking for ways to eliminate garden insect pests, without resorting to pesticides? Get our tips for controlling harmful garden bugs,...


The Perfect Ground Cover Plants for Every Landscape

Find the best ground cover plants that blanket the garden with color and texture. Grow ground covers for shade,...


What Does Your Favorite Flower Color Say About You?

Do you have a favorite flower color in the garden? Learn the secrets of flower color meanings and which hues...