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. Deadheading Flowers: How to Make Your Garden Look Healthier
    Deadheading petunias flowers

    How do you keep flowers blooming? How do you make flowers healthier? One answer to these questions may be deadheading. What does deadheading mean in gardening? If you have never heard of this practice, learning about it could be the answer to your flower

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  8. Canning 101: How to Properly Can Everything
    jars of canned goods

    The process of canning to preserve foods dates back to the early 1800s when Napoleon sought a way to prevent French troops from getting sick by spoiled rations. Scientifically minded chefs ultimately discovered the key to producing non-perishable foods

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  9. Garden Lime: How to Get the Best From It
    Gardener spreading garden lime over soil in the garden

    Garden lime has many uses throughout your landscape. You can use it to control grubs, kill fungus, and amend the soil. Using lime allows you to boost the nutrients in your ground and correct those soil pH levels. Here is how to get the best results from

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  10. Hot Weather Lawn Care: How to Keep Grass Healthy
    Dried up lawn during a hot summer drought

    The Basics of Hot Weather Lawn Care

    Heat waves are an unavoidable part of summer in many places. However, they do not inevitably ruin lawns. With the right hot weather lawn care tips, you can help your lawn survive a scorching summer. This guide

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  11. The Ultimate Guide on Fall Lawn Care in 3 Steps
    Man pushing a lawn mower through green grass and mulching the leaves

    When Should I Start Fall Lawn Care? The Ultimate Guide

    When the high temps finally start dropping, your lawn care routine changes. There are several things you can do in the fall to make your lawn look better next year. Also, proper fall lawn

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  12. Trimming and Pruning: Best time to trim hedges, trees and bushes
    Pruners trimming tree and bush branches and limbs

    Annual Tree and Shrub Pruning Helps Your Garden Thrive

    Trimming hedges, bushes and trees in your garden yields several benefits. Not only does trimming keep your landscape looking its best throughout the year, but it also promotes healthy plants.

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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. Organic Gardening: Beginners' Guide
    Shoveling rich soil to grow garden
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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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