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.

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 a Healthy Plant 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...


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.


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...


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...


Why Does My Plant Have Brown Tips on the Leaves?

Noticing brown tips on leaves of your indoor plants? Solve the problem with proper watering and fertilizing tips from a...


Why is a Cactus Covered in Spines?

Why does a cactus have spines? Find out the surprising reasons why these desert plants are so prickly and how...


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...


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...

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...


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.


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...


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...


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...