Gardening

  1. How to Build a Large Modern Raised Planter

    DIY large modern raised planter
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  2. Definitive Grass Seed Buying Guide for Home Gardeners

    Grass seed in garden shovel

    Nothing impacts home landscaping quite like a well-kept lawn. And it's not all about impressing your neighbors. In addition to looking nice, a healthy lawn absorbs excess rainfall, reduces soil erosion, filters groundwater, produces oxygen and improves

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  3. How to Know Your USDA Plant Hardiness Zone

    USDA Planting Zones
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  4. Split Hosta Plants: How and When to Split Your Hosta Plants

    Gardener splitting a clump of hosta plants

    People love hostas because they are lovely shade plants. They are easy to grow and give gardens a good foundation. To keep your hosta

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  5. How to Prune Rose Bushes for Beautiful Results

    Gardener pruning a rose bush with pruning shears

    Cutting back a beautiful rose bush seems counterintuitive, but regular pruning actually encourages new growth, helps shape the plant, and gets rid of dead wood to reduce the risk of fungal disease. While learning how to prune roses takes time and practice,

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  6. Tips for Maintaining an Irrigation System

    Popup lawn sprinkler watering lawn

    To continue working efficiently and effectively, irrigation systems require regular maintenance. When you take the time to maintain your system, you may be able to save water. It’s also something that you can mainly do yourself. Here’s how.

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  7. Get Ready to Grow: Plan Your Vegetable or Flower Garden

    Girl harvesting tomatoes from backyard garden

    Whether you are growing an herb, vegetable or flower garden, now is the time to decide what you want to plant, map out the size and look of your garden and select the plants that will grow best in the climate where you live. We’ll walk you through the s

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  8. Too Cold to Garden? How to Start Seeds Indoors for Spring

    Seedlings growing in plastic potting containers

    While it may be cold outside, you can still enjoy your love of gardening by starting seeds inside your home in preparation for the warm weather ahead. Keep reading to find out how to grow seeds indoors, when to start and what you’ll need.

    Step 1

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  9. Gardening 101: Seed Your Vegetable or Flower Garden

    Planting chickpea seeds in rows in spring garden

    It's time to plant the seeds that will get your garden started. Whether you're planting vegetables to eat or flowers to beautify your yard, this guide will get you growing.

    No matter which type of garden you want (veggie, flowers or a combination),

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  10. How to Build a DIY Trellis: Freestanding or Wall-Mounted

    Cucumber vines growing on garden trellis netting

    Garden trellises maximize garden space and create a pleasant aesthetic effect, whether you’re growing vegetables, fruit or vines. Because they allow plants to grow vertically, the plants receive more sunlight, oxygen and room to grow. Keep reading to f

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  11. How to Repot Your Plant

    Repotting house plant in new pot and soil

    Does it seem like your houseplants look "sick and tired"? It might be time to repot them, a simple DIY project you can do in an afternoon.

    When to Repot a Houseplant

    Over time, your potted plants' soil loses essential nutrients and the

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  12. How to Install Landscape Edging

    Installing plastic edging around tree

    Edging your garden provides a functional and fashionable border that sets your planting space apart from the rest of your lawn. It also protects the garden against erosion, which is more than a mulched bed alone can do.

    When it comes to home gardens,

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  13. How to Care for Indoor Plants

    House plants on window sill

    When it's cold outside and you're missing the sunshine and greenery of warmer weather, liven up your home's interior with indoor plants. Houseplants brighten up rooms, complement your décor and make the air inside your house fresher and healthier.

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  14. How to Compost Household Waste

    Open compost bin with food scraps

    If you’re looking to get your hands dirty with organic gardening and landscaping, look no further than using compost. Compost is good for your plants, the environment and your pocketbook because it reduces waste and prevents plant disease while decreasing t

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  15. Organic Gardening: Beginners' Guide

    Shoveling rich soil to grow garden
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  16. How to Plant a Container Garden

    Outdoor container garden with pots and planters

    Outdoor planters are perfect for accenting your landscape, whether it’s your yard, porch or patio. Container planting has more than aesthetic appeal; it also provides flexibility and added control over your landscaping through the seasons. Many

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  17. How to Fertilize & Mulch Your Garden

    Mulch on landscaping of yellow flowers

    Adding fertilizer and mulch to your lawn and garden is an easy weekend home improvement project that will keep your yard looking healthy and beautiful. Simply follow the gardening tips and steps below and watch the fertilizer and mulch do the work for

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  18. How to Water Your Lawn & Plants Effectively

    Garden hose spraying roses and landscaping

    You don’t have to be an expert gardener to know that plants require water to thrive and survive. But how do you know if you’re giving them too much or too little water, or even watering your plants properly? Different types of plants, whether grass, tre

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  19. How to Care for Succulents, Indoors & Outdoors

    Collection of succulents growing indoors

    Succulents (plants like cacti and aloe) grow in warm, arid regions and so are commonly thought to be low-maintenance plants. While their water-storing properties allow them to survive in harsh conditions, they still require periodic care and attention,

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  20. What are "Good" Garden Bugs & How to Attract Them

    Ladybugs in garden of Forget-Me-Not flowers

    One of the best ways to grow a bountiful and beautiful garden is to recreate the natural relationship between fauna and flora that exists in the wild. By growing plants that attract beneficial insects, you can keep your garden healthy, thriving and balanced

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  21. Plant Bulbs in Fall for Spring Gardens

    Yellow daffodils blooming in spring garden

    Best Bulbs To Plant In Fall

    Bulbs that are planted in the fall and bloom in the spring are known as spring bulbs or hardy bulbs. There are several types to choose from, including these popular choices:

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  22. Creative Ideas for Decorative Indoor Landscaping

    Ferns decorating vintage cabinet

    As with the exterior of your home, plants and flowers can enhance the interior environment of your living space. Anywhere you can keep the temperature above 65 degrees fahrenheit and provide ambient light is ideal for growing indoor plants that will add

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  23. How to Build a Simple Indoor Greenhouse with Your Kids

    Growing plants in mini-greenhouse made of plastic cups

    Whether you’re trying to extend your growing season or simply want to enjoy gardening with your children when it’s not seasonal enough to work outside, creating and maintaining a simple indoor greenhouse is a fun DIY activity for the whole family to

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  24. How to Take Care of a Christmas Tree

    Christmas tree farm

    There’s nothing like the scent of a fresh and fragrant Christmas tree to put you in the holiday spirit. While a live tree is slightly higher maintenance than an artificial one, as long as you take care of it, the natural tree will provide authentic h

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