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...

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...


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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...


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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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...


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...


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.


Why Are My Plant Leaves Yellow?

Are you seeing yellow leaves on plants? Learn the proper way to water and fertilize your indoor plants to prevent...


The Best Websites to Order Plants Online

If you want to order plants online, check out our favorite online plant retailers. These sources carry everything from annuals...


Save Money and Recycle with Cardboard Gardening

With this eco-friendly, free and easy gardening method, you’ll have a better garden in no time! Just place cardboard in...


Plant Propagation: How to Multiply Your Plants for Free

Save money and get more plants for free! Follow these plant propagation steps and learn how to make plant cuttings.


The Ultimate Guide to Planting Spring Bulbs

Lay the groundwork now for breathtaking blooms after the snow melts. Learn when to plant spring bulbs, how to choose...