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10 Tips to Avoid Gardening Injuries

10 Tips to Avoid Gardening Injuries

Gardening injuries can result from working too long in difficult positions and performing unfamiliar movements. We’ve got tips for keeping your gardening time injury free!
12 Tips for Growing Healthy Potted Azaleas

12 Tips for Growing Healthy Potted Azaleas

Potted azaleas are popular gift plants and make beautiful flowering houseplants. We’ve got tips on how to care for your potted azalea to keep it healthy and happy!
Gardening on a Budget: 7 Ways to Save Money

Gardening on a Budget: 7 Ways to Save Money

Lilac Care: Tips for Growing and Pruning Lilac Bushes

Lilac Care: Tips for Growing and Pruning Lilac Bushes

Tips for Growing Creeping Thyme Plants

Tips for Growing Creeping Thyme Plants

How to Plant

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

A Soil Calculator for Raised Beds and Containers

A Soil Calculator for Raised Beds and Containers

Before you make the trip to the garden center to buy potting or raised bed soil, you can easily determine how much you'll need using a simple soil calculator formula.
No Till Gardening

No Till Gardening

A no till gardening soil recipe includes a blend of compost, mulch and plant matter layered over cardboard or newspaper. No till gardening is a low-maintenance solution to the problem of tilling, which is not always good for the environment.
How to Change Your Soil pH

How to Change Your Soil pH

Soil pH is an essential factor in a plant's ability to grow. Learn what it means, why it's important, and how to change your soil pH to help plants thrive.
How to Grow Climbing Roses

How to Grow Climbing Roses

A climbing rose is an excellent way of adding height and color to a garden, and ideal for covering bare walls or fences. Here's how to grow one successfully.
How to Test Soil pH

How to Test Soil pH

Here’s how to do a simple soil pH test from items you probably already have in your kitchen. Once you determine whether your soil is acidic or alkaline, we have recommendations for soil amendments that can bring the soil back into the neutral pH range.
Your Last Frost Date – What You Need to Know

Your Last Frost Date – What You Need to Know

Check the last frost date for your area, learn why it matters, and discover how you can work around it to avoid subjecting your seedlings to damaging conditions.
Tips for Seed Germination

Tips for Seed Germination

Seed germination is the first step toward growing a healthy plant, and here's what you need to know to encourage high germination rates from the seeds you sow.
The Purpose of Plant Dormancy

The Purpose of Plant Dormancy

Learn to tell the difference between plants that are dormant and those that are dead. It’s helpful to understand plant dormancy so you know if your plants are healthy and following a normal cycle of the seasons.
How to Grow an Amaryllis Plant

How to Grow an Amaryllis Plant

Amaryllis have become as popular as poinsettias and Christmas cacti for living holiday decor. They’re fun to watch grow and their spectacular, trumpet-like flowers are a welcome sight during winter. Learn how to care for your amaryllis and encourage it to rebloom next year.
Taking Care of Garden Tools

Taking Care of Garden Tools

If you’re an active gardener then it’s likely that your garden tools show it. Fortunately, it doesn’t take a lot of time or effort to keep your garden tools in tiptop shape. By managing wear and tear, you can get years of use out of your tools.
Tips for Bringing Potted Plants Inside

Tips for Bringing Potted Plants Inside

When the temperature starts to cool in fall, you can move tropical plants that were decorating your porch, patio, balcony or veranda indoors. Learn some of the best practices to move your houseplants inside for the winter.
When and How to Prune Hydrangeas

When and How to Prune Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas come in different forms and, not surprisingly, have different needs when it comes to pruning them. We have tips for trimming bigleaf, climbing, smooth and hardy hydrangeas.
frost map with dates

Frost Map with Dates

USDA zone finder with zip code search and maps

USDA Zone Finder

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