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How to Mulch Your Garden | Types of Mulch
Mulch has been called the gardener’s friend—and for good reason. In winter, mulch protects bare...
10 Fall Cleanup Tips for a Better Spring Garden
Here are 10 autumn garden cleanup tips to reduce problems with pests and diseases—while also...
13 Common Garden Weeds
No one likes to talk about weeds, but some plants compete with your garden for nutrients, water,...
Homemade Herbicides: 5 Natural Ways to Weed
After watching my neighbor spray the weeds in his driveway with a cancer-causing herbicide, I...
Fertilizer Tea from Plants, Weeds, and Grass
Using your own garden weeds and grass, you can make homemade fertilizer tea. It’s a great boost for...
Keep Weeds Under Control (Without Weed Killers)
Dealing with weeds in the garden? Their often persistent nature can make for a truly frustrating...
Cutting Back and Thinning Summer Plants
Garden thugs are plants (not weeds) that quickly get out of control in the garden. They can really...
How to Fix 10 Common Lawn Problems
What is wrong with my lawn? Why is my grass dying in patches? Why is my lawn turning brown in spots...
What Weeds Tell You About Your Soil
Read your weeds! They are an indicator of your soil’s health. If you have large patches of one kind...
Weed Control Techniques
While it’s tempting to call any unwanted plant a “weed,” there are really only a select few weeds...
Purslane: Health Benefits and Recipes
Purslane, or Portulaca oleracea, is a garden weed that is edible and has many health benefits. Find...
How to Stop Invasive Plants from Spreading
What are invasive plants? How do you keep invasive plants from spreading? Let’s dig in! Have you...
Straw Turns to Gold
No, I’m not Rumpelstiltskin, the cranky gnome in a Grimm fairy tale; I can’t spin straw into gold...
Dandelion Health Benefits
Gardeners curse the ubiquitous dandelion and its pervasive nature. They pop up everywhere in spring...
Weed Control: How to Reduce Weeds in Your Garden
Here are tips on how to control weeds in your garden—and recommended treatments for different types...