Gardening

  1. How to Build a Large Modern Raised Planter

    DIY large modern raised planter
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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Too Cold to Garden? Start Seeds Indoors for Spring

    Seedlings sprouting 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.

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  6. How to Repot Your Plant

    How to Repot Your Plant

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

    When to Repot

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

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Organic Gardening: Beginners' Guide

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

    Plants growing in outdoor 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. When & How to Plant Flower Bulbs for Spring

    Purple tulips blooming in spring garden

    In the fall, you’re probably not thinking about planning next spring’s garden, but it’s actually the ideal time for planting flower bulbs. Spring flowers need a long period of time underground during the winter months so they can bloom beautifully when

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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. How to Take Care of a Christmas Tree

    Healthy 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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  20. Organize Your Garden with Plant Markers & Signs

    Hand-made plant signs for vegetable garden

    Winter may not be the time to be outside gardening, but it is a good time to be indoors completing a do-it-yourself project that will help you organize your garden when the weather breaks.

    Making plant markers can help you plan your garden by

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  21. 5 Ways to Recycle or Reuse Your Christmas Tree

    Discarded Christmas trees by trash

    There’s just something about having a live Christmas tree that seems natural and makes a house feel like the holidays. But at the end of the season, many people unceremoniously toss their tree in the trash to end up in the landfill. What a waste! Many c

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  22. Winter's Coming: Prep Your Perennials to Bloom Again Next Spring

    Chrysanthemums in autumn frost

    Perennials are a fairly hassle-free way to enjoy colorful vegetation each year. Once they are planted, with the right care and attention, they come back every spring. As long as you put in a little work in the fall to prepare them for winter, they will

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  23. How to Care for Poinsettias Year-Round

    Repotting poinsettias on deck

    Aside from a Christmas tree, nothing says “holidays” like poinsettias. A beloved holiday tradition both for decoration and gift giving, poinsettias also make attractive indoor plants all year long. You don’t have to throw them out with your tree when

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  24. Garden Longer: How to Extend Your Growing Season

    Harvesting vegetables from extended growing season

    Sometimes the vegetable gardening season can seem too short. Because Mother Nature dictates when plants will grow and thrive outside, you have to work with her schedule. However, there are ways to extend your growing season and increase your vegetable

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