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.

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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...


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...


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...


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...


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,...


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...


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.