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.

Gardening Basics: Secrets from the Garden Center

Shop confidently for flowers and shrubs with these insider tips from the pros. Industry experts show you the gardening basics...


Gardening Basics: Identifying Weeds in Your Garden

Not sure how to tell the good from the bad when identifying weeds in your garden? We'll help you figure...


Top 10 Plants for Sandy Soil

Since water runs right through sandy soil, the growing conditions are rather dry, even if the area gets a lot...


Top 10 Plants for Clay Soil

Slow-draining clay soil makes life difficult for many plants. Not to worry: these 10 plants for clay soil thrive in...


Gardening with Ornamental Grasses

Low-maintenance and versatile, gardening with ornamental grasses is a great way to prove that grass is more than a tidy...


Grand Ground Cover Ideas

Capitalize on every inch of your garden with these ground cover ideas to fill otherwise empty areas. Whether you're working...


Winter Gardening: Striking Plant Ideas

Just because temperatures drop off late in the year doesn’t mean winter gardening has to follow suit. With some gardening...


Best Seed Starting Tips From Our Community Members

It’s that time of year: seed catalog time! Noelle offered a few of her favorites a couple of weeks ago,

Easy Gardening for Tough Locations

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


Basic Gardening Myths Dispelled

Basic gardening advice is available everywhere you look, but not all of it is right. Learn more from the authors...


Gardening For Your Health

Looking for a healthier lifestyle? Find how just how good gardening for your health can be!


Square Foot Gardening

Make the most of your time and space with a smarter way to plant your garden.


Seed Starting Basics

Give your garden a jump-start this year by starting seeds indoors.


Secrets to Fall Color

Learn the basics for enjoying rich, beautiful colors in your backyard this fall.


Overwintering Potted Plants

Learn how to keep your favorite potted plants with these answers to the most-asked questions about overwintering.


What Are Native Plants?

When shopping at the garden center, you may ask, what are native plants? Learn how to choose them, grow them...

How to Dry Herbs

Drying herbs helps preserve summer’s abundance for the dark days of winter. Learn how to dry herbs here.


DIY Compost Bin

Learn how to compost, and you’ll be amazed at how easy it really is. Build this DIY compost bin and...


Invasive and Poisonous Plants

Here are 37 basic garden plants you don’t want to grow in your backyard.


How to Prune

Follow these basic gardening tips when trimming trees, shrubs and vines.


Cheat Your Climate

Succeed in growing plants you “can’t” with these basic gardening tricks.

How to Root Cuttings from Plants

Learn the basics for growing new plants from cuttings, including what plants you should and should not propagate.


How to Divide Perennials

Our step-by-step instructions teach you how to divide perennials to give them new life in the garden.


Free Plants

Save money in your backyard with these seven easy gardening tips.


Compost Basics: How to Get Started with Composting

Start composting with these easy gardening tips.


Basic Soil Test

Learn more about your soil with these two quick and easy at-home soil tests.


Too Many Roots? How to Fix Root Bound Plants

With the arrival of spring, it is time to start thinking about getting into the garden and adding new plants.