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Apps on a phone

Looking for a garden planning app? These 8 will simplify your growing season schedule

There's an app for anything — download these garden planning apps to make plotting your space as easy as 1, 2, 3.
A ladybug on a red, yellow, and orange flower

You should never use ladybugs as pest control – this is why

Ladybugs are helpful for gardens but shouldn't be a pes -control solution. This is why.
Several raised garden beds with legs, full of soil and small plants

No more crouching down: How to build a raised garden bed with legs for easy gardening

Make your gardening time easier. Here's how to build a raised garden bed with legs.
Pink peony bush

What you need to know about finding the perfect peony fertilizer and how to choose one for lush blooms

If you're looking for the best peony fertilizers, we've got your covered. Here are the products that will ensure healthy blooms.
Basil plant in pot

How to keep pests away from your delicate basil plants

Basil is a wonderful herb, but what isn't so wonderful are pests eating its leaves. We provide handy tips on what to do about it.
An azalea bush with pink flowers

When should you fertilize your azaleas? What you need to know

If you want to keep your azaleas beautiful, here is everything you need to know about when and how to fertilize them.
Coral Knock Out roses

6 amazing companion plants for Knock Out roses (and 3 you should skip)

Here are the flowers, vegetables, and shrubs that you should — and shouldn't — plant with Knock Out roses.
Orchard row

Fruits that grow in shade for backyards with lower light

If you're looking for fruits that grow in shade, these trees can thrive in less sunlight and will grow beautifully.
Person pushing a lawn fertilizer spreader

Is weed and feed bad for your lawn? 6 things to know before you use it

Read this before you use weed and feed on your lawn.
A person mowing the lawn with a black push mower

This is when – and why – you should scalp your Bermuda grass

Bermuda grass can get unruly. Rather than be "that" neighbor with the overgrown lawn, know how and when to scalp your Bermuda grass.
Compost pile

Enrich your soil: The 4 best composts for gardens

Try these four amazing composting ideas for your garden to enjoy prolific plant growth.
Hibiscus flower

The basics of controlling hibiscus pests for lush, healthy flowers

Want to keep your hibiscus healthy? Learn how to get rid of pests with this comprehensive guide to hibiscus pest control.
PIcking an apple from an apple tree

The 6 best zone 6 fruit trees you can grow for a delicious harvest

Zone 6 has a unique climate suitable for many plants, including fruit trees. Now's the time to plant these amazing fruit trees in zone 6.
Placing pressed flowers in a frame

Wondering what to do with dead flowers? Our favorite ways to give them new life

Your fresh-cut flowers can still be beautiful after they wilt. Here are some great suggestions for what to do with them.
Jalapeno harvest

Growing jalapeños from seed to harvest: Your complete guide

Learn how to grow jalapeños from seed for a successful harvest. Here's your simple guide.
A basket of colorful petunias

11 plants and flowers that keep bugs away from your vegetable garden for a pest-free harvest

Trying to find some pretty flowers that keep bugs away? These 11 plants will help repel unwanted pests.
Sunlit garden path and flowers

If your yard gets a lot of afternoon light, these are the afternoon sun plants for you

Afternoon sun can be fickle to manage, but some plants love it. Here are some great performers to get you started.
Garlic bulbs and cloves

What pests does garlic keep away? What you need to know about this natural pest control

Annoyed by the pests in your garden but looking for a natural solution? You'll be surprised how effective a garlic spray can be.
Jasmine flowers

Jasmine plant care made easy: How to grow and maintain these beautiful, fragrant plants

Jasmine plants are a lovely and aromatic addition to every garden. Here's how to help them grow their best.
A home with a grass lawn

When is the best time to plant St. Augustine grass? What you need to know

Planting grass of any kind is a balancing act. This is what to consider when seeding and caring for St. Augustine grass.
A coffee filter with coffee grounds, sitting on top of a coffee maker with plants in the background

How to use coffee grounds to fertilize your blueberry bushes

Coffee grounds can be a great fertilizer — here's how to turn your trash into your garden's treasure, especially for your blueberry bushes.
A kitchen compost bin

How to make a compost bin from a 5-gallon bucket

You can compost at home without dedicating too much time or space. Here's how to make your own DIY compost bin with a 5-gallon bucket.
Grass with dew on it

How often should you water your grass seeds? Here’s what we know

Growing grass from seed can be challenging — don't blow it by watering incorrectly.
Woman reading book by plants

Zone 10a planting guide: Here’s what you need to know about what you can plant

Here's a guide that tells you the flowers, foliage plants, fruits, and veggies you can grow if you live in climate zone 10a.
A black walnut tree in the afternoon sun

14 incredible morning shade plants that will thrive in your shady garden

Not all plants do great in full sun in the morning. Here are the best morning shade plants to add to your garden.
Manicured Bermuda lawn

Bermuda grass: How to keep it from taking over your lawn

What is Bermuda grass and how is it hurting your lawn? We break it down in this simple guide.
A pair of morel mushrooms

How to grow morel mushrooms at home and save yourself tons of money

Here's everything you've ever wanted to know about morel mushrooms, as well as a guide on how to grow and care for them.
A happy gardener with gloves

Zone 9b planting guide: Everything you need to know about nourishing a garden in this warm climate

Here's a helpful guide that tells you the flowers, fruits, and veggies you can grow in warm and sunny climate zone 9b.
Hackberry tree with hackberries at various stages of ripening

How to grow hackberry trees, a native tree with unique and tasty berries

Add hackberry trees to your fruit and vegetable garden for delicious crunchy fruit in the fall. Here's how.
Purple iris flowers

Your complete guide to planting and growing beautiful irises this summer

Irises are beautiful flowers that you can easily grow in the summer. Here's what you need to know about caring for them.
Three garlic bulbs with some garlic cloves next to them

How to plant garlic: A versatile vegetable with a ton of uses

Did you know garlic has health, household, and medicinal benefits? Learn how to plant garlic so you can have this versatile vegetable on hand all year long.
Pittosporum shrub with variegated leaves and white flowers

If you’re in need of a durable flowering shrub, then consider growing pittosporum! Here’s your care guide

Pittosporum is an easy-to-grow flowering shrub that's perfect for containers and garden borders. Use this care guide to start growing your own.
A cluster of stargazer lily flowers

Stargazer lilies are excellent warm-weather flowers – how to grow them for stunning blooms all summer long

Add stargazer lilies to your home or garden for stunning flowers this summer. This simple care guide will tell you how.
Purple periwinkle (Vinca minor) flowers

Should you be using Vinca minor as a ground cover in your lawn? This is what you need to know

Vinca minor can offer a lot of charm as a ground cover, but it has drawbacks as well. Here's how to decide if it's right for you.
Ripe loquats on a loquat tree

Loquat trees provide flowers, fruit, and even herbal tea! Here’s what you need to know about growing these useful plants

Loquat trees provide delicious fruit, beautiful flowers, and even herbal tea. Here's how to grow one and make use of all it can offer.