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How to turn down your garden and prepare it for winter

Turning down your garden before winter is always a good idea. Here's how to get started.
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Gardening 101: Sustainable practices for your garden this fall

If you want to introduce more sustainable practices into your garden, here are some ideas to start with.
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Watch out for these signs of root rot in your plants

Make sure your plants are healthy by watching out for these signs of root rot
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What you need to know before you pinch and tip in your garden

Here's everything you need to know about pinching and tipping in your garden
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What you need to know about deadheading in your garden

Here's everything you need to know about deadheading in your garden
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Optimal soil for gardening relies on environment, nutrition, and care

Determined by region, water retention, structure, and chemical composition, quality soil encourages plant growth, ecosystem health, and better crop yields.
Creeping charlie leaves

How to make sure creeping charlie doesn’t overrun your garden

Creeping charlie has a way of overrunning gardens. Here's what to do to make sure that doesn't happen to you
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How to create custom soil mixes (and why you should)

Make sure your plants are getting the exact right amount of nutrients by making your own soil mixes
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The best gadgets that will help you care for your garden

If you want help caring for your garden, check out these cool gadgets
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Why and when you should plant a cover crop in your garden this fall

Let us help you figure out what you need to know about planting a cover crop this fall
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Common plant diseases to watch out for in your pepper plants

Make sure your pepper plant stays safe by looking out for these common diseases
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Composting made easy: pickup services help divert food waste from landfills

Compost pickup services help users take personal responsibility and divert waste from landfills, but more infrastructure remains necessary for meaningful change
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You may find these types of edible weeds in your garden

Wondering if you have edible weeds in your garden? Watch out for these varieties
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The best plants to include when planting a cover crop this season

These are the best plants to plant as a cover crop this season
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5 herbs to grow that keep pests away

Do you have pests in your garden that you want to deter without the help of chemicals? Here are five herbs that can help!
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Your complete sago palm maintenance guide

The sago palm is a great houseplant for any beginner. Here's everything you need to know about how to take care of yours!
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The best tree pruners you should make room for in your toolshed

There are a lot of varieties of tree pruners. These are the ones we think you should start clearing some toolshed space for.
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Good better best: The best fertilizer for your azaleas

Here's everything you need to know about fertilizing your azaleas
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Gardening 101: What you need to know about fertilizing indoor plants

Indoor plants may be babied with perfect lighting and watering conditions, but they also need fertilizing.
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Why a hori hori will be your best summer gardening buy

Have you ever heard of a hori hori knife? If so, you know how useful they are. If not, you'll want to know all about them.
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How to make plant food that’s better than store-bought

Feed your plants well with our simple homemade plant food recipe
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Our 10 favorite garden maintenance tips for National Weed Your Garden Day

These tips will help you keep your garden in top shape without all the hassle
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Metal vs plastic: Which garden fence is right for you?

Here's how to choose the best fence for you and your garden
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Good, better, best: Fertilizers to nourish your avocado trees

Avocado trees need special care -- and we have just the thing for you
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You can clean your garden tools with vinegar — here’s how

Vinegar is a great tool for all kinds of cleaning endeavors -- including your everyday garden tools
An avocado tree with many avocados

What nutrients do avocado trees need?

Avocado trees can be picky -- make sure you give them these nutrients for optimal growing
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Moving cross country? Here’s how to take your outdoor plants with you

When packing for the big move, don't leave anything behind. This is how to take your plants with you.
5 different succulents planted in clay mugs

How much sunlight should your succulents have?

Do succulents need full sun, or can they thrive in the shade? Here's what you need to know
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Micronutrients: What are they and why your plants need them

Micronutrients for plants defined in this simple guide
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Worried about soil depletion? How to make sure your garden’s soil is nutrient rich year-round

Ensure your soil stays healthy -- here's how to tell when it's time to take action.
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New cactus? Follow these 5 tips to keep it healthy

So you got a new cactus -- now here's how to help it thrive
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It’s not too late: New year gardening ideas you can implement now

Whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting off, make these resolutions a habit month after month.
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Grass turning brown or pink? This might be the root of the problem

If your grass is changing color, that could be a sign of a deeper problem. Here's what to consider.
Young seedling in gentle rain

Do your plants need vitamins? Here’s what you need to know

Plants, like people, may need some vitamins. Here's how to know what nutrients your plants need to grow well.
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Trimming vs pruning: What to choose based on your plants

When managing foliage, it's important to take good care of your plants. Here's how to know whether to trim or prune