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How to Sharpen Garden Tools

How to Sharpen Garden Tools

Learn how to sharpen garden tools safely and maintain them so they're ready to use when needed.
10 Plants for Wet Areas

10 Plants for Wet Areas

If areas of your landscape are on the soggy side, you’ll want to select plants that can thrive in wet soil conditions. We’ve got a list of ten water-tolerant plants that can handle your landscape’s wet spots.
Tips for Apple Harvest and Apple Storage

Tips for Apple Harvest and Apple Storage

Homegrown apples are delicious if picked at the right time and kept in good storage conditions. Here's how to harvest your apples to enjoy them at their best.
Beautiful Hydrangea Companion Plants

Beautiful Hydrangea Companion Plants

Hydrangea companions enjoy the same growing conditions as a hydrangea shrub. Plus, many will bloom all season long, setting the stage for a spectacular garden display.
Hydroponics Intro – Indoor Growing Systems

Hydroponics Intro – Indoor Growing Systems

Learn what’s involved with setting up an indoor hydroponics system. Determine if hydroponics is a good solution for your plant growing needs.
Invasive species in the U.S. – 5 Insect Pests That Damage Trees

Invasive species in the U.S. – 5 Insect Pests That Damage Trees

There are many invasive insect species in the U.S. that damage trees. Their impacts are widespread. Let's look at five of the most destructive of these pests, the damage they do and what, if anything, we can do to stop them.
How to Grow Hostas

How to Grow Hostas

Hostas are easy to care for, love the shade and provide highly attractive foliage over a long season. Discover how to grow hostas successfully.
How to Grow Peperomia Plants

How to Grow Peperomia Plants

Learn how to identify different peperomia plant varieties, including tips on growing and caring for peperomia as houseplants.
All About Fragrant Plants

All About Fragrant Plants

Great garden design isn’t just a combination of balancing color, texture, shape and bloom seasons, it’s also about creating a connection with the sounds and smells of nature. Learn about fragrant plants you can include in your garden to create a more complete garden experience.
Seed Storage – How Long Do Seeds Last?

Seed Storage – How Long Do Seeds Last?

Careful seed storage is vital if you want to enjoy good germination rates. Learn how to store seed to preserve them as long as possible.
How to Sterilize & Clean Plant Pots

How to Sterilize & Clean Plant Pots

Cleaning and sterilizing plant pots is an easy process that can go far in protecting your plants and extending the life of you pots. Whether your pots are clay, terracotta, plastic, wood, or metal, you can learn effective ways to clean and disinfect each.
How to Dehydrate Fruits and Vegetables

How to Dehydrate Fruits and Vegetables

Learn how to dehydrate fruits and vegetables to preserve them for the long term. Make tasty snacks and save storage space, too.
How to Get Rid of Slugs in the Garden

How to Get Rid of Slugs in the Garden

In most instances, you can get rid of slugs in the garden without the need to use toxic chemicals or baits.
Common Squash Diseases and Pests

Common Squash Diseases and Pests

Learn to recognize squash diseases and squash pests and how to prevent them from doing damage to your plants and produce.
Garden in Grow Bags

Garden in Grow Bags

Growing plants in grow bags is a popular alternative to growing plants in the ground. Learn how to use grow bags and why they might be a good gardening option for you.
What to Plant in Summer

What to Plant in Summer

What do you do when the flowers you planted in spring are fading, and your early season crops are picked through? You plant a fresh batch of heat-loving plants that will thrive through the summer into fall. Here are twelve ideas for flowers and vegetables to plant in summer.
16 Flowers for Shade

16 Flowers for Shade

Discover how you can infuse color into every corner of your garden with flowers for shade. These low-light tolerant plants can manage with six or more hours of shade each day.
How to Amend Clay Soil

How to Amend Clay Soil

Clay soil can be hard to work, have poor drainage and lack nutrients plants need to survive. Learn how to amend clay soil into workable, healthier soil.
Compost Tea – Step by Step

Compost Tea – Step by Step

Compost tea is an easy option for gardeners and a healthy choice for plants. Learn how to make compost tea (aerated and non-aerated), and how to use it.
Annuals to Color Up a Southern Fall and Winter

Annuals to Color Up a Southern Fall and Winter

When the summer season ends for many areas of the country, Southern gardens can still enjoy a "second act" with fall and winter annuals! These colorful flower selections can take a little chill to keep that summer feeling right up to the first frosts.
9 Simple Garden Edging Ideas

9 Simple Garden Edging Ideas

Garden edging ideas to create a modern border around your garden. From free to very expensive. There’s no need to hire a landscape designer!
Tips for Growing Watermelon in Containers

Tips for Growing Watermelon in Containers

Growing watermelon in containers is possible even if you only have a small space with which to work. Grab our top tips!
Different Kinds of Sage Plants

Different Kinds of Sage Plants

Sage plants are a diverse group that includes plants that are durable, ornamental, pollinator-friendly and in some cases, edible. Get to know some of the more popular types of sage for home gardening.
Hibiscus Leaves Turning Yellow

Hibiscus Leaves Turning Yellow

Hibiscus leaves turning yellow is common. Find out what causes them to turn and what, if anything, you should do about it.
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Frost Map with Dates

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