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Remove Excess Leaves. Here's Why.
Fall Leaves: Cleaning up...
While fall cleanup may not be much
, we choose to see the task as a trade-off for the beautiful colors of the season. In case you’re having trouble finding the...
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Vertical Gardening: Vertical Garden Ideas, Plants, and More
Vertical gardening—also called intensive gardening—is not a new idea, but it has gained momentum in...
Lighten Your Hair with Rhubarb
Fading blond? Mousy brown? Bring on the rhubarb! Here’s how to naturally lighten your hair using...
Gardening by the Moon's Sign May 2017
Use the May 2017 dates shown in the Moon’s Astrological Place calendar below to find the best days...
Benefits of Mint Plants: Medicinal, Culinary, and More
What do you know about the mint family, Lamiaceae, the sixth- or seventh-largest of the flowering...
Sweet, juicy strawberries are treats when right off the plant. Supermarket berries tend to be tart...
Perennial Flower Garden Design
This perennial flower garden design will provide many years of enjoyment and, since perennials come...
Preparing Soil for Planting
When it comes to a healthy garden, soil preparation matters. All vegetables need soil that’s rich...
Cabbage is a hardy, leafy vegetable full of vitamins. It can be difficult to grow; it only likes...
Growing Wildflowers: List of Native Plants
Wildflowers make themselves at home when they’re happily married to the soil and climatic...
Peppers are a tender, warm-season crop. Here’s how to grow peppers in your garden! Peppers resist...
Blueberries: The Easiest Fruit to Grow Is Also One of the Healthiest
Blueberries are one the easiest fruit to grow. Here are some of the best blueberry varieties to add...
The More You Grow, The More You Know
As with life, years of gardening experience yield knowledge—so remember that there’ll be mistakes...
How to Plant a Tree
Here are tips on how to plant a tree—from digging the hole to watering the tree properly once it’s ...
Garden lettuce is far superior—in both taste and vitamin A content—to supermarket brands. Here’s...
Container Gardening for Vegetables
Want to have more control over growing conditions and enjoy higher yields with a lot less work?...
Radishes are a hardy, cool-season vegetable that can produce many crops each season due to its...
At one time, most lawns had at least some clover growing in them, with many consisting almost...
Woodchucks or Groundhogs
Here are tips for identifying and getting rid of groundhogs (also known as woodchucks). What Are...
How to Make a Willow Structure for the Garden
Use willow to make plant supports and garden supports with a beautiful natural look. No special...
How to Keep Birds Away From Your Garden
Birds are a welcome addition to the garden, but if the crows are devouring your corn and the jays...
Planning a Low-Maintenance Fruit Garden
Are you keen to grow fruit? See how to plan a low-maintenance fruit garden. There are some simple...
When to Prune Trees and Shrubs
When trees and shrubs become overgrown, it’s time to break out the pruning shears. With this guide...
How to Build a Trellis and Supports for Climbing Vegetables
If you’re growing climbing peas, beans, cucumbers, or any other vining plant, you’ll need to build...
Planting Fruit Trees
Learn how to correctly plant apples, pears, plums, and fruit trees! Our video will show you when...
How To Clean, Trim, and Store Asparagus
Need to store your asparagus for a little while? Here are some easy tips for how to clean, trim,...
Easter 2017 Weather Forecast (U.S. & Canada)
Easter weekend is fast approaching! Are you prepared? With our Easter 2017 weather forecast, you’ll...
Planning a Square Foot Garden
Square-foot gardening is a method of densely planting in squares for multiple harvests in a small...
How to Grow Your Own Salad Greens
Growing your own salad greens will put a world of fresh ingredients at your fingertips. Whether you...
7 Vegetable Gardening Tips to Save Time
Does your garden feel like an endless “To Do” list? It doesn’t have to be that way! In this short...
Gardening by the Moon's Sign April 2017
Use the April 2017 dates shown in the Moon’s Astrological Place calendar below to find the best...
How to Build a Raised Vegetable Garden
If you’re wondering how to build a raised vegetable garden, it’s important to know which materials...
Garden Plans: Square Foot Garden
Below are garden plans for square-foot gardens. After you review the examples below, enjoy hundreds...
How to Use Wood Ashes in the Home and Garden
If you burn firewood, you have wood ashes. There are many surprising uses for those ashes around...
Grow Tomatoes From Seed the Easy Way
Grow tomatoes by seed! Besides being a fraction of the cost of grocery-store tomatoes, you can...
Reusing and Recycling Household Items for Gardening
Acquiring equipment for gardening can be expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. We’ve put together a...
How to Make Compost Tea
Ever heard of compost tea? It’s a blend of organic matter that’s brewed to give your soil a boost...
Follow Nature's Signs for Planting in the Garden
Follow nature’s signs when planting in the garden! For centuries, farmers took their cues for...
Growing Strawberries and Strawberry Varieties
How do you grow strawberries? We’ll share our planting and growing tips. Let’s start with the best...
Five Golden Rules of Garden Planning
Is your garden as productive as it could be? Plan for success! Using the Garden Planner, you can...
Is There a Greenhouse in Your Future?
This is the time of year when we think, “If we only had a greenhouse, we could grow…” (fill in the ...
Mulch to Control Weeds and Save Water
In this video, learn how to use mulch to kill weeds and keep plants moist. Use Mulch to Reduce...
Top 3 Spices to Fight Colds and Flu
Did you know that three spices in your pantry fight colds or the flu? Yes, add some healing spices...
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