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.

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...


25 Secret Garden Tips We Learned From Grandma

This collection of timeless gardening tips is proof that grandmas really do know best. They're tried, true and definitely worth...


When to Cut Back Ornamental Grasses

Learn when ornamental grasses need to be cut back and how to divide them, along with growing tips to keep...


Stop Bindweed From Taking Over Your Garden

Learn how to win the battle in your backyard against bindweed. Follow a garden expert's tips for controlling this difficult...


9 Gorgeous Ornamental Grasses for Your Yard

Low-maintenance and versatile, ornamental grass is a great way to add color, movement and seasonal interest to your yard.


18 Fabulous Foliage Plants for Garden Pizzazz

These gorgeous foliage plants will thrive in a variety of garden environments, adding color and interest to any landscape.


How to Manage Cinquefoil and Helleborine in Your Yard

Say goodbye to pesky weeds! Follow these easy tips from a garden expert to get rid of cinquefoil and Epipactis...

Foraging for Food: What You Need to Know

Interested in foraging for food? All it takes is a little know-how about plants, from weeds to mushrooms, to find...


The National Flower, Bird, and Tree of the USA

You probably know the national bird is the bald eagle, but you do you know about the national flower and...


How to Harvest, Store and Dry Herbs

Stock your pantry with homegrown fresh herbs, like parsley, basil, thyme and oregano to save money at the grocery store....


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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...


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.


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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...


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...


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...


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.