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Scarecrow among fall flowers

Here are the best flowers to plant this coming season

Plant these flowers this fall for a beautiful, colorful garden.
Best October vegetables

The best vegetables to plant in October

Fall weather brings unique challenges and advisories. Here are tips for planting your crops and caring for each plant. 
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6 gorgeous mums to add color to your autumn garden 

If you're wondering which mum to get for your fall garden, here's a helpful guide to help you choose the perfect variety.
Hands showing a broccoli head growing in the garden

How to plant broccoli you’ll actually look forward to eating

Broccoli has a bad reputation, but it's an easy vegetable to grow from seed. Here's how to grow broccoli your friends will be jealous of.
Voodoo lily growing by a mossy wall

Spook out friends and family by growing these plants for Halloween

To make Halloween extra special, we've compiled a list of the spookiest plants to add to your garden this season.
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6 plants you should cut back to keep your garden thriving this fall

Help your garden thrive by cutting back these plants this fall. Your garden will thank you come springtime!
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How to protect your plants from fall garden pests

The growing season might be ending, but pest season isn't. Here's how to protect your fall garden from pests like slugs, snails, beetles, and cutworms.
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5 outdoor gardening projects to do in October

Take advantage of the cooler weather and do these five projects this October.
Horizontal cordon pattern espalier tree

Your complete guide to espaliering: The unique feature perfect for small gardens

Want to grow trees in limited space? Try espaliering, a unique and beautiful way to grow trees.
A bucket of compost scraps

How often should you turn your compost pile? What you need to know

Composting is stinky, and turning your pile only makes things worse, but it's got to be done. Here's how often you should.
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What is coconut soil, and how can it make your garden better?

Coconut soil is a sustainable and renewable soil that could be a tremendous asset to your garden. Here's what to know before you bring a bag home.
A dogwood tree with white flowers in a field

How to plant and care for a dogwood tree

Have you always wanted a dogwood tree in your yard? Here's how to make that happen.
Palm tree on a beach

What you need to know about palm tree care and maintenance

If you want to add tropical vibes to your landscape, here's everything you need to know about caring for palm trees.
A pair of ladybugs on a leaf

Should you use ladybugs as a pest control method?

Ladybugs can help you control aphids in your garden. Here's what you need to know about using them as a pest control method.
Brown snail on green fruit

Is Epsom salt good for controlling garden pests?

Pests love to invade your garden, but a solution is Epsom salt. We discuss why this would be great protection for your garden.
Fiddle-leaf fig

How to get rid of fungus gnats: 5 ways to eliminate your gnat problem

Fungus gnats can be persistent with your indoor plants. Read this guide to find out how to get rid of them and keep them from coming back.
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Complete guide to red thread lawn disease: How to keep your yard lush and green

Don't let your lawn be susceptible to red thread lawn disease. Learn how to control and treat it.
A rose plant with bright yellow blooms

Black spots on roses are signs of a fungus – here’s how to get rid of it

Are your roses infected with black spot disease? Here's how to treat the fungus and get your roses back into beautiful form.
A chrysanthemum plant with several round, reddish-pink flowers

Everything you need to know about permethrin garden spray, what it does, and how it helps your garden

What is permethrin garden spray, and what can it do for your plants? We've got the answers to all your questions about this useful garden staple.
Blades of grass

Zoysia vs. Bermuda grass: Which one should you choose for your yard?

Not sure whether you should choose zoysia or Bermuda grass? Here's a guide that will help you decide between them.
Lettuce on a cutting board

Keep your salad fresh all year long – how to harvest lettuce so it keeps growing back

Lettuce is an easy-to-grow garden staple. Here's how to properly harvest lettuce so it keeps growing back.
Two cucumbers growing from a vine on the ground, with a yellow flower in front

Is a cucumber a fruit or a vegetable? The answer might surprise you

Most people know by now that tomatoes are technically fruits, but what about cucumbers? Here's what we know about this staple fruit/vegetable.
Lettuce growing in hanging baskets

5 incredible hanging vegetable basket plants for your home garden

Not all vegetables flourish in hanging baskets, so check out some of the best types to grow in your floating garden.
Mowing with a reel mower

Push lawnmower vs. electric mower: Which one is best for you?

Are push or electric lawnmowers better? Here's how to choose the right one for your lawn.
A pair of ladybugs on a leaf

Will ladybugs eat spider mites? What to know about the cutest natural pest control

Spider mites can be a super-frustrating pest. Here's what you should know about using ladybugs to get rid of a spider mite infestation.
A cluster of ripened tomatoes

Do tomatoes need full sun to thrive? What you need to know

Tomatoes: Do they need full sun? How much sun? What kind of sunlight is best? We tell you what you need to know.
Strawberries being grown vertically

Can you grow strawberries in a vertical garden?

Growing strawberries in a vertical garden is an exciting new trend. Learn how to grow them in the most efficient way possible. 
Assorted dehydrated fruit pieces

How to store home-dried fruit so you can enjoy it for months to come

Did you dry fruit at home? Here's how long it will all keep.
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How to make your roses last longer

How long should your roses last? Find out and learn how keep them alive longer with these tips.
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How to test your new home’s soil to ensure outdoor plants will thrive

Soil testing is important before you start planting and doubly so when you've just moved. Here's how to do it
White plastic fence around grass

Do you need a fence for your garden? What you need to know before deciding

Do you need to put up a fence around your garden? What are some factors to consider? We'll walk you through the pros and cons to get you started.
mossy forest landscape

How to grow moss where a grass lawn will not survive

Have patches where grass won't grow in your yard? Learn how to grow moss with our planting guide to add some beautiful green moss to your yard.

Does storing carrots in water help keep them fresh?

Can you keep carrots fresh in water? Let's talk about it
Thrip on a plant leaf

How to get rid of thrips on houseplants

Houseplants or outdoor gardens can become infested with thrips. Here are some natural ways to get rid of them without using harmful insecticides.
Compost in brown bag on a floor

How to store compost: Tips and tricks you need to know

Once you’re done with your compost, you may be left wondering what to do with it. We have everything you need to know about storing it.