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A Pro’s Off-Season Gardening Tips

  By Jane Milliman As winter marches on, we avid gardeners become more and more eager to get going. You may not be able...

7 Water-Saving Tips for Gardening During a Drought

In drought-stricken areas, it’s sometimes easier to just throw in the towel (er, the trowel) and put the garden on hiatus in the height...

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Starting a Vegetable Garden: 6 Smart Tips for Success

Vegetable gardens are no longer just a thing for farmers and big backyards; these days, even an urbanite can grow food on a balcony, and in many locales, a front yard is...

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Container Gardening Ideas for Small Spaces

Gardens don’t need a lot of space to be special, nor do they have to be in the ground at all. When it comes to limited spaces, such as windowsills, balconies, patios...

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5 Garden Tools You’re Not Using (But Should)

Remember the saying “Work smarter, not harder”? Thing is, it still rings true—especially when it comes to gardening. There are many good reasons why...

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Starting Your Garden

Spring is finally here, and we’re all eager to get out there and plant. But there are some things you should absolutely not do...

Build Your Garden Command Center

You’ll zip through your outdoor chores this spring when you can find your watering and gardening tools quickly and easily. Take advantage of downtime...

Get Growing Before Spring Arrives

If you’re eager to get growing before the weather warms up, starting your garden from seed is an easy, inexpensive way to get ahead...

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How to Improve the Taste of Homegrown Vegetables

When you grow your own food at home, the flavor and texture far surpass what you can buy at the store for the simple fact that commercially-grown produce is always picked before...

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Water-Saving Tips & Tricks

Saving water in the garden doesn’t necessarily have to involve swapping your lawn for succulents, setting up a graywater irrigation system or running around the yard and reusing your kitchen sink run-off.

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Top 3 Spray Patterns to Make Your Garden Flourish

When I moved into my most recent house I had to leave my gardening equipment behind for a few months. All there was in...

Mulching 101

Mulching. There are few gardening chores that make such an impact on your yard. In one fell swoop you can suppress weeds, retain moisture,...

Pest-Proofing Your Garden Naturally

It’s all too easy to solve a plant dilemma in your garden by reaching for one of the many synthetic sprays and pellets available...

Water Where You Want It

Water and time are precious resources. A good sprinkler will help you save both. Efficient watering starts with choosing the right sprinkler and adjusting...

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Keep It Growing: What to Plant Now for Fall

For most people, summer is the peak season for a vegetable garden as all the fruits of your labor become realized—literally! But you can still squeeze in another round of crops and...

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Strategies for Growing Vegetables During a Drought

With summer looming, you might find it necessary to scale back your vegetable garden during a months-long dry spell.  But that doesn’t mean you have to abandon it entirely. By employing a...

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Garden 911: Where Are My Veggies?

Is your garden like a watched pot that never boils? If you’re frustrated with its performance, consider the things that can go wrong and...

Vacation-Proof Gardens

Taking that well-deserved vacation is all about leaving your responsibilities at home, even the ones you enjoy—like tending to your garden. Although you can...

Interplanting Your Vegetable Garden with Flowers

Aside from aesthetics, flowers have several important—and sometimes overlooked—roles in a vegetable garden. They function as trap crops, attract beneficial insects, repel garden pests...

Watering Well: The Right Tools for Any Task

Want to save time, money and hassle? Set yourself up to water with ease with the right tools and equipment. Faced with the array...

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Create an Indoor Herb Garden for Good Health

The end of summer doesn’t have to mean the end of your favorite herbs in the garden. To keep them thriving through cooler days ahead, you can bring them indoors and grow...

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Top Fall Gardening To-dos

Fall isn’t really the end of the gardening season—it is the beginning of a rich, colorful and very beautiful time in the garden. The heat is off, and so is the pressure.

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Our 5 Favorite Gardening Trends of 2016

It wasn’t too long ago that vertical gardens, container gardens and edible gardens were fresh and exciting trends making their rounds at flower shows...

Weeds: Stop Them In Their Tracks

When’s the best time to pull a weed? Yesterday. What’s the second best time? Now. This is a tired old joke, but its point...

Manage Pests Naturally With Companion Planting

Pests are a natural part of any garden, no matter how well you stay on top of pruning and fertilizing. Even watering habits can...

Fall’s Bonus Harvest

Any true lover of vegetables knows Brussels sprouts are sweeter after they’ve been through a frost. In fact, there are lots of vegetables to...

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Spring Into Action: What to Plant First

Spring officially begins on March 20, but if you’re just getting around to dusting off the trowel and starting your seeds on that day, you’re already late in the game. For a...

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What’s Trending in the Gardening World in 2017

Once the soil starts to thaw and new seedlings emerge, we’re predicting a strong and steady move toward planting vegetables instead of lawns, cultivating and cooking from top to tail, saving and...

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Gardening Gear You Didn’t Know You Needed

At the start of each gardening season, we tend to lean on the same familiar tools we’ve always relied on. That trusty hose, all-purpose...

Think Outside the Container

Container gardening is a growing trend. Whether it’s a DIY herb garden or an efficient small-space display, everyone is talking about the beauty of...

Achieve Your Garden Goals

Winter affords a little extra down time for most gardeners, which makes it the perfect season for planning. Now’s the time to set your...

Pet-friendly Gardening Tips

If you’re to believe everything you read on the internet, your property is teeming with vicious, poisonous plants just waiting for hapless Fido to...

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Gardening on the Fringe

If you’re lucky enough to live in a mild climate, there’s no need to hibernate through the winter. In areas on the northern fringes of warm regions, the gardening season doesn’t stop...

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Hidden Garden Problems

Even if you follow expert gardening advice to a T and do your homework before planting, growing flowers and plants is not a perfect science. There are a number of little-known dangers...

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Winter Gardening To-dos

Winter is a time to slow down, catch up on your garden-related reading and enjoy the view from your armchair by the fire. It’s...

3 Types of Gardens to Make Your Yard Stand Out

When it comes to planning and executing a garden, the limitless array of options can be overwhelming. From water-wise landscapes to edible planting beds,...

Marry Your Flowers and Veggies: Companion Planting Guide to Your Garden

Gardeners know that a diverse mix of plants, from annuals and perennials to flowers and vegetables, makes for a healthier garden. But did you...

Start Seeds Like an Expert

Growing your own plants from seed is a great way to maximize a garden on a budget. Seed packets cost only a couple of...

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The Ultimate Guide to Transplanting in Your Garden

Transplanting in your garden is another way of getting something planted or moved to the right place. There are two ways to transplant; buy plants and transplant them or move plants from...

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