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A large maple tree with red leaves

Don’t wait until fall to plant an autumn blaze maple! Here’s how to plant your own today

Here's your guide to caring for a stunning autumn blaze maple tree.
A squirrel eating out of a hanging bird feeder

These easy DIY squirrel-proof bird feeders for your garden will keep unwanted visitors out

Here's how to keep squirrels out of your bird feeder so your birds can eat in peace.
Two strawberry tree fruits on a branch

This unusual fruit tree will delight you and your guests – how to grow a strawberry tree

Strawberry trees are beautiful and unique fruit trees. Here's how to grow your own.
A monarch butterfly on a milkweed flower

Attract tons of migrating monarch butterflies by adding common milkweed to your garden

If you want to see monarch butterflies at your house, you'll need to add milkweed to your garden. Here's how.
Poison ivy sprouts surrounded by fallen leaves

Want to avoid itchy rashes this spring? Here’s how to get rid of poison ivy from you garden or yard

Follow these tips to safely get rid of poison ivy so you can enjoy your garden in peace.
A weeping willow in fall

Planting and caring for a willow tree, an elegant addition to any yard or garden

If you want a beautiful willow tree in your garden, here's how to grow and care for one.
A lawn of Irish moss mounds

How to grow Irish moss for a low-maintenance and beautiful ground cover

Irish moss makes a beautiful ground cover or addition to a garden. Here's what you need to know about growing your own.
Purple and blue hydrangeas

Endless summer hydrangeas will keep your garden colorful all year – a complete care guide

Endless summer hydrangeas make beautiful additions to gardens. Follow these tips to grow your own.
Predatory mite

What are those tiny red bugs in your garden, and what should you do about them?

Tiny red bugs could be a minor annoyance or a serious problem. Here's what you need to know.
A tall loblolly pine

Why loblolly pines are great for privacy (and how to grow them)

This care guide will help you successfully add loblolly pine trees to your yard or garden.
A small lawn sprinkler spraying water

Are sprinklers good for your garden, or could they be damaging your plants? Here’s what you need to know

Here are the benefits and drawbacks of using lawn sprinklers to water your garden.
A white flower on a cactus at night

Add night-blooming cereus to your cactus garden for stunning white flowers at night

Add a night-blooming cereus to your garden and enjoy its beautiful and rarely seen flowers!
Migrating bird flocks

How to attract migratory birds to your yard

Do you want migratory birds to make a stop at your house? These handy tips may help!
A bumble bee on blue forget-me-not flowers

Bad news for gardeners (and everyone else): A new study says bees are dying off even in human-free areas

The population of bees and other pollinators is decreasing rapidly. Here's how you can help turn it around.
Ripe tomatoes on a vine

How to grow better tomatoes: This TikTok tip will help your garden thrive

This tip from TikTok can help your garden thrive through the power of companion planting.
A cluster of Bradford pear tree flowers on a branch

This is the popular tree for your garden more and more states are banning

The popular landscaping tree Callery pear is being banned in some states. Here's what you need to know about it.
Catnip and cat

Are local cats chewing up all your catmint? These tips can help keep them out

If you don't want cats bothering your catmint or catnip, these tips can help.
Gray songbird at wooden bird feeder full of seeds

Want to make homemade bird food using seeds from your garden? Here are the best plants to use

Homemade bird food is easy to make. Here are the best plants and practices to get you started.
Small indoor herb garden

Does your small house need a small indoor herb garden? Here’s what to plant and how to do it

Are your meals lacking the flavor you crave, but you think you don't have enough space for an indoor herb garden? We've got tips that just might help!
A wildflower garden full of colorful flowers

Create a wildflower garden bursting with color and native plants! Here’s your guide

Wildflower gardens are a great way to beautify your land by using native plants. Here are some tips for building your own.
A spotted lanternfly

Spotted lanternflies are invasive and dangerous, but insecticidal soap can help get rid of them – here’s how

Insecticidal soap can help you keep your garden safe from invasive spotted lanternflies. Here's how to make your own.
Purple morning glories in bloom

How to keep your beautiful morning glories from growing out of control

Keep your morning glories from growing out of control with these tips.
A large maple tree with red leaves

Can you grow maple trees for homemade maple syrup? How to take care of them and harvest the sap

Growing a maple tree and collecting the sap for syrup is easier than you might think. Here's how.
A spiderweb between branches

Are garden spiders bugging you? Here’s how to rid of them (and why you might not want to)

Follow these tips to get rid of unwanted garden spiders.
Nepeta catmint flowers

Catmint isn’t just for cats! How to grow the beautiful and soothing herb, nepeta, for yourself

If you want to add nepeta to your herb garden, here's what you need to know.
flowering herbs in a garden

Does your herb garden need a refresh? Here are some cute, DIY ideas to try

These 3 fun and unique DIY herb garden ideas will be sure to entertain you
Male rufous hummingbird

This easy homemade hummingbird food attracts all the rufous hummingbirds you can handle

Rufous hummingbirds will love this homemade hummingbird food and these flowers.
Planning a spring garden

Companion planting chart: How to use it to plan the perfect spring garden

Here's what you need to know about using a companion planting chart.
Fire pit made of wall blocks with a lit fire

Add a fire pit to your garden to take advantage of cool spring nights

Building a fire pit in your garden is easier than you might think. Here's how to do it.
An arrangement of different echeveria succulents of different sizes and colors

Foolproof tips and tricks on how to make the succulent garden of your dreams

Succulents are unique plants that love the sun. Learn how to make your own outdoor succulent garden.
Several ripe red raspberries on a vine

Raspberry bush care: Keep yours controlled and producing for years

Raspberries are delicious, but their bushes can spread out of control. Here's how to keep them from taking over your garden.
Overflowing rain barrel in a garden

Save money on your water bill: How to make a rain barrel

Rain barrels can help you save money on your water bill and protect your garden during a drought. Here's how to set one up.
A person holding a basket full of assorted vegetables

Grow these spring vegetables in your garden for a bountiful harvest

Here are the top four best spring vegetables to grow in your garden for a bountiful harvest.
Ripe blackberries on the bush

Want to make your neighbors jealous? Here are the best spring fruits to grow

Here are the best spring fruits to grow for a delicious feast this season.
White azalea flowers

Plant these stunning flowering shrubs for a showstopping garden display this spring

Flowering shrubs are a great way to add color to your garden. Here are our favorites.