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
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.
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
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'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.
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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