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Large oak tree with orange leaves in autumn

6 outdoor gardening projects to do in October

Take advantage of the cooler weather and do these five projects this October.
Several orange miniature roses in a large pot

What you need for a gorgeous indoor rose plant

Blooming perennial flower garden along a walkway

How to make sure your garden is set up to transition from summer to fall

Indoor ivy on a trellis

How to grow indoor ivy plants without having them take over your house

Clean carrots on a wooden cutting board

How to clean carrots from your garden for a tasty meal

Medium-size pumpkin growing on a vine

Curious when pumpkins grow? Here’s our guide to growing your own

Purple and blue hydrangeas

Turn your hydrangea leaves from brown to green – make your plants healthy again

Peat moss

Peat moss vs. coco peat: Which is best?

A gardener fertilizing a young plant

When to apply fertilizer to your vegetable garden for the best, tastiest results

An azalea bush with pink flowers

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

Rows of plant seedlings in wooden box garden

Not sure how often to water seedlings? Here’s everything you need to know about starting seeds

Fiddle-leaf fig beside stairs

How to treat brown spots on fiddle-leaf figs to get your plant back in tiptop shape

Purple and blue hydrangeas

Make sure your hydrangeas have the best blooms by pruning them properly

How to prune your hydrangeas this summer to ensure the best blooms
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.
Orange crocosmia flowers

How to care for crocosmia – get stunning red and orange flowers all summer long

Crocosmia flowers can fill your home or garden with bright orange and red blooms. This is what to know about growing them.
Pink muhly grass

Ornamental grasses add texture and color to your garden – how to grow these 6 different varieties

These are the best ornamental grasses to plant in your garden to add color, interest, and definition to your yard.
Quaking aspen trees

Quaking aspens are tall, beautiful, and easier to care for than you might expect

Looking for a gorgeous native tree to add to your yard? Quaking aspens might be just what you need!
Tall purple liatris (blazing star) with butterflies

Blazing stars will fill your summer garden with color: A liatris care guide

Liatris is a great addition to summer flower gardens. Here's how to get started growing your own.
Hydrangeas with blue flowers

Take advantage of hydrangeas’ color-changing quirk – how to get beautiful blue hydrangeas

Turn your hydrangeas blue by making your soil more acidic. Not sure how? Start here.
A black and blue butterfly on a Texas sage shrub

Texas sage: This colorful shrub can withstand almost anything

Texas sage is resilient and beautiful. This is how to grow it yourself.
Light orange kalanchoe blossfeldiana flowers

Could Kalanchoe blossfeldiana be the perfect addition to your outdoor succulent garden? Here’s how to grow it

Kalanchoe blossfeldiana is a stunning and popular houseplant, but did you know it can grow outdoors? Here's what you need to know.
Purple allium blooms

Your guide to growing the gorgeous ornamental allium flower – yes, it’s related to onions

Ornamental alliums repel pests and add structure to a garden — here's your guide on how to care for them.
A ripe loofah gourd on a vine

Loofah plants are unique and interesting vegetables – here’s how to add them to your garden

Looking for something unique to add to your summer vegetable garden? Try growing loofahs!
Raised garden beds

Why do gardeners use raised beds? Here are reasons why you should grow crops and flowers in raised gardens

Instead of growing your plants in the ground or in small containers, try a raised bed as a practical alternative.
A gardener fertilizing a young plant

What does NPK mean when it comes to fertilizing plants?

You'll often hear about NPK ratios for plant food. Here's what the numbers mean and how to pick the right plant fertilizer.
Vanilla flowers

Growing your own vanilla plant doesn’t need to be difficult: Here’s what you need to know

Here's everything you need to know about planting, caring for, and harvesting vanilla at home.
A tall privacy hedge beside a garden path with two smaller round hedges

What you need to know about growing hedges for privacy

Privacy is important. Here's how to grow hedges to protect yours.
Four cacao pods hanging from a tree

Growing cocoa plants in the U.S. is difficult (but not impossible): What we know

Are you interested in growing a cacao tree for delicious homemade chocolate? Here's what you need to know
A succulent planted in a silver mug next to a pile of coffee grounds and coffee beans with a spoon on top

3 incredible reasons why you should be using coffee grounds in your garden

Find out how coffee grounds benefit your garden and why you should start using them in your soil.
A garden of flowers and trees

Tired of pesky weeds ruining your garden? Plant living mulch instead!

Weeding by hand can be exhausting. Why not grow living mulch instead?
Young plants growing under a row cover

A complete guide to winter gardening with row covers

Gardening with row covers is a great way to extend your gardening season during the wintertime. Here's how to use them.
Spider plant on a table

Make sure your spider plant thrives – starting with the soil

Not sure where to start when it comes to making a soil blend for a spider plant? Here's what you need to know.
Person carrying old Christmas tree

Why mulching might be the best option for your old Christmas tree

That old Christmas tree doesn't need to go to the landfill. There are lots of new options, including turning the tree into eco-friendly mulch.
Fiddle-leaf fig beside stairs

Fiddle-leaf fig care in winter: What to do about those brown spots?

Fiddle-leaf fig trees are beautiful — and a little high-maintenance. For several possible reasons, their leaves can develop brown spots. Here's how to treat them.
Fertilizing lawn

A guide to winter lawn fertilizer for keeping your turf healthy this season

Are you getting ready for winter? Make sure you know what fertilizer to buy for your lawn by following our guide.