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See our how to grow spring-planted bulbs.

When you shop for bulbs, you'll see some labeled as "good for naturalizing." This means that they can be counted on to come up year after year, and spread informally throughout your garden. The following spring- and summer-flowering bulbs are reliably...

Here are key flower bulb growing tips from The Old Farmer's Almanac.

See our how to grow fall-planted (spring-flowing) bulbs with our handy chart

It takes more than good soil, sun, and nutrients to ensure success in a garden. Plants have to grow well with one another.

Here are tips on how to control weeds in your garden—and recommended treatments for different types of weeds.

Manure creates nutrient-rich, moisture-retaining soil for your plants.

The most common sources of manure are cows, horses, sheep, pigs, goats, and poultry. 

(Other animal waste is generally not recommended as manure or fertilizer today.)

See our chart...

An accurate soil test will indicate your soil's pH level will specify the amount of lime or sulfur that is needed to bring it up or down to the appropriate level. A pH of 6.5 is just about right for most home gardens, since most plants thrive in the 6.0 to 7.0 (slightly acidic...

Find average frost dates for your last spring frost and first fall frost.

Below is a chart showing Canada frost dates in the spring and fall for various Canadian cities. (Click here for the U.S. frost dates...

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