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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 best potting soil for every type of plant, from tomatoes to succulents.

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Best Garden Lights of 2021 to Light Up Your Yard

Every outdoor space is warmer and more inviting with the right lighting. Here are our picks for the best garden...


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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...


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Top 10 Best Rated Garden Hose Options

These garden hoses are highly rated by gardeners and DIYers. Make summer watering easier, faster and less stressful with the...


Must-Have Boots for Working in the Garden

Have lots of garden and yard work to get done this season? Give your feet a treat with these high-quality...

The Best Gardening Gloves for the Whole Family

Stock up for spring with a new pair (or two) of gardening gloves to protect your green thumb. Here are...


11 Things DIYers Should Always Buy on Black Friday

Black Friday sales bring in determined shoppers and bargain hunters. So what’s in it for DIYers like us? Here are...

9 Easy-Care Holiday Houseplants

Fuss-free and festive, these houseplants deck your halls with vibrant color. They make excellent holiday gifts, too!


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...


Why Is There Mold on My Houseplant Soil and How Do I Fix It?

White, fuzzy growths can appear at the base of your plant seemingly overnight. Salvage your houseplant and prevent moldy soil...


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....

Keep Yellow Jacket Nests Out of Birdhouses Without Using Pesticides

Pesticides can harm birds. So here’s a better way to keep yellow jacket nests out of birdhouses without using chemicals.


Fall Backyard Birding Checklist: 13 Tips to Attract More Birds This Autumn

Every season brings tasks that backyard birders can do to encourage more birds to visit. Read on for proven tips...


How to Turn a Gourd into a Birdhouse

Get into the fall spirit and learn how to turn a gourd into a birdhouse with this handy how-to. A...


The Best Way to Attract Birds That Don’t Visit Bird Feeders

Attract towhees, juncos, sparrows and more by serving food on all available flat surfaces. Learn the best tips to attract...


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...


What Grass Grows In Shade and How Do I Grow It?

Shady areas are terrific for keeping cool, but not necessarily for growing grass. Here are some tips to help you...


How to Get Rid of the 10 Worst Garden Insects

As if weeds and weird weather weren't bad enough, gardeners also have to face insect pests. Here's a look at...


15 Amazing Camping Gadgets That Are Worth Every Penny

Before you set out on a camping adventure check out these 15 cool camping accessories you can buy on Amazon....


Why Plants are Perfect Housewarming Gifts (and 5 Great Ones to Give!)

Houseplants help transform a new house into a home. Here are five reasons to give them to new homeowners especially,...


What Plants Do Hummingbirds Love Most?

Readers say these nectar-filled flowers are super popular among their tiny winged guests. Find out what flowers hummingbirds flock to...


Easy Plants You Can Grow in Containers

Discover the beauty of growing plants in containers. We highlight an easy-to-grow species for each category, from flowers to vegetables...

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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...


Top 10 Tree Diseases (And What to Do About Them)

Trees contribute mightily to a landscape's value, so it's important to keep them healthy. Here's how to deal with 10...


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...


Do Hostas Attract Hummingbirds?

Hummingbirds and hostas are both treasured by gardeners. See why they go well together.


11 Easy-to-Grow Plants to Add Color to Your Shade Garden

No matter what the situation, nature provides. Take shade, for instance. These 11 shade garden plants take varying amounts of...