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Gravel gardens: benefits, design tips, and best plants

Gravel gardens: benefits, design tips, and best plants

Discover the beauty of gravel gardens! Learn about the benefits, design tips, and best plants to create a stunning and low-maintenance gravel garden.
Daylily Care: Planting, Growing, and Maintenance

Daylily Care: Planting, Growing, and Maintenance

Daylilies are often called “the perfect perennial”. Learn about daylily care and how easy it is to plant, grow, and care for daylily plants.
Hydroponics Intro – Indoor Growing Systems

Hydroponics Intro – Indoor Growing Systems

How to Grow Hostas

How to Grow Hostas

How to Grow Peperomia Plants

How to Grow Peperomia Plants

How to Plant

Grab the guides for planting, shrubs, trees, annuals, perennials and more!

Tips for Raised Garden Beds

Tips for Raised Garden Beds

Putting together a raised wooden bed is one of the easiest and most rewarding garden projects.
How-to: Green-up Your Lawn this Spring

How-to: Green-up Your Lawn this Spring

Early spring raking, aeration, and fertilization all help create a healthy lawn that is thick and vigorous, with better pest and disease resistance.
Beyond Basic Care – Potted Flowering Bulbs

Beyond Basic Care – Potted Flowering Bulbs

How to care for potted flowering bulb plants after the flowers fade.
Care Tips for African Violets

Care Tips for African Violets

A well-cared-for African violet (Saintpaulia) can flower all year indoors. Keep your houseplant blooming with this helpful how-to tip list .
Plant Food 101

Plant Food 101

Explanation of the most important nutrients plants require to thrive and how those nutrients influence plant growth and development.
How-to: Pruning Landscape Trees & Shrubs

How-to: Pruning Landscape Trees & Shrubs

Regular pruning of trees and shrubs offers many benefits to help your plants grow strong and healthy. Learn more about how and when to prune trees and shrubs.
Use Fallen Leaves as Mulch

Use Fallen Leaves as Mulch

Leaves are great for protecting plants over winter, plus they break down and enrich the soil in garden beds.
When and How to Divide Iris

When and How to Divide Iris

Bearded, Siberian, and Japanese iris plants should be divided 6 weeks before the first hard frost every 3-5 years. Follow these step-by-step instructions to keep your iris at their best.
How to Evaluate Your Soil Type

How to Evaluate Your Soil Type

Believe it or not, plants in the garden do better if the soil is healthy. Focus on a single aspect of soil health and perform this simple jar test to determine the composition of your garden soil.
Stop Uninvited Guests…Deer

Stop Uninvited Guests…Deer

The most effective way to stop deer is an 8-foot-tall fence around your garden, but if you don't have the time or money to build a fence right now, here are some other ways to deter deer.
How to Change the Flower Color of Bigleaf Hydrangea

How to Change the Flower Color of Bigleaf Hydrangea

If you purchased a bigleaf hydrangea with pink flowers, planted it in your garden, and were surprised when next year the flowers were blue, you're not alone. You have the power to change the color from bright pink to deep blue, or vice versa.
Garden Hacks – How to Garden During Drought

Garden Hacks – How to Garden During Drought

When water resources are scarce, follow these seven water-saving measures to limit your water usage, but allow you to continue enjoying a garden.
frost map with dates

Frost Map with Dates

USDA zone finder with zip code search and maps

USDA Zone Finder

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