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.

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.


Leggy Plants: Why Is My Plant Leaning Over?

How can you tell if your leggy plant needs more light? Look to see if it is stretching toward the...


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...


How to Find the First and Last Frost Dates

Frost Dates are the bookends for your vegetable garden and annual flowerbeds. Mark the dates on your calendar, then plan...

Create a Year-Round Garden with Plants for All Seasons

Follow these simple steps to create a garden filled with plants that offer beauty in all seasons.


How to Preserve a Pumpkin the Right Way

Keep the spooky spirit going all October long.


Expert Tips for Late Season Gardening

Consider fall to be a new prime planting time for your garden.


How Often Should Gardeners Water Plants in Winter?

Protect your perennials, trees and shrubs from winter damage and dehydration with these expert gardening tips.


5 Essential Steps for Tree Planting Success

Planting a tree may be easier than you think. Just follow these digging, watering and planting tips to ensure your...


How to Overwinter Non-Hardy Bulbs and Tropical Plants

Northern gardeners should follow these proven tips to spare tropical plants and bulbs, including dahlias, gladiolus and begonias, from the...


9 Fun Fall Outdoor Container Ideas

When summer fades and cooler temperatures prevail, it's time to jazz up your outdoor living space with fresh fall decor....


When Is the Best Time to Water Plants?

Water sustains not only us but our gardens. Make sure to water your garden efficiently and effectively, starting at the...


11 Things to Do in August to Get Your Garden Ready for Fall

Even in the coldest hardiness zones, August isn't yet the time to start putting your gardens to rest for the...

8 Ways to Use Dryer Lint in Your Backyard and Garden

Dryer lint should be collected after each load of laundry to prevent a fire hazard. Here are some good uses...


10 Backyard Garden Sheds Cute Enough to Live In

Love gardening, crafting and decorating? You'll be inspired by these simply charming, cute sheds and want to design your own...


Garden Tool Basics: How to Choose and Use the Best Tools

An informative guide to your essential gardening tools, including what you need, how to use them and how to care...


Gardening with Kids: A Guide to Backyard Tasks for Every Age

Everybody can get in on the backyard fun with our seasonal guide to kids garden chores. From spring planting to...


6 Tips for Beating the Heat in Your Summer Garden

Follow these simple suggestions for keeping cool and avoiding the summer heat while working in your gardens this season.


7 Perennial Plant Mistakes You Should Never Make

Your flower beds aren't living up to that gardening magazine ideal? You may be making one of these common perennial...

Annuals vs. Perennials — What is the Difference?

Planning to grow a flower garden? Learn definitions to the common gardening terms, such as annuals vs perennials, before you...


10 Inexpensive Plants That Will Make Your Garden Pop

You get a lot of bang for the buck with these showy, inexpensive plants. A small investment can pay big...


Make Your Own Weed Killer With Vinegar and Dish Soap

Rather than spending money on chemical treatments to kill weeds, mix up a natural DIY weed killer with ingredients you...


How to Tell If Your Plants Need More Sun

It's more show than tell with indoor and outdoor plants. Learn the signs of too little light so you can...


Off Limits! 8 Houseplants That Aren’t Safe for Dogs

The last thing dog owners want to worry about is whether their houseplants are safe for their beloved Fido. Find...


How to Use Edible Flowers from Your Garden

Freshen up meals with edible flowers found in your own backyard.