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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.
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.
Potted herbs on a windowsill

How to get rid of gnats without damaging your plant’s sensitive leaves

A gnat infestation can cause massive damage. Here's how to put an end to it and get rid of gnats in your plants.
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
Forget-me-nots in a cup

The best little flowers to grow when you’re low on space – plant these this spring

No space? No problem! Grow these little flowers in your small garden.
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 male cardinal in a bush with red berries

Create a cardinal bird sanctuary in your garden: Grow these plants

Cardinal birds love these plants. Add them to your garden to attract them.
A person holding a flower bouquet with roses, daisies, eucalyptus, and sunflowers

How to assemble the best Valentine’s bouquet at home

This Valentine's Day, show your loved ones how much you care by making your own flower bouquet.
Groups of holly berries

The truth about holly leaves – interesting facts you might not know

We've got three interesting facts about holly leaves for you to share with your friends.
A person holding a seedling

Could electrogardening be the way of the future?

If you've heard of electrogardening or electroculture but aren't sure where to start, we have answers.
A small songbird eating a red berry in the snow

Add these plants to your garden to provide winter food for your local birds

Add these plants to your yard or garden to attract birds throughout winter.
Purple crocus flowers in the snow

These plants should be among the first you plant this year

You don't have to wait for spring to start gardening! Here are plants you can start now.
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?
A shrub with pink flowers covered in snow

Start off the year right: How to prepare your garden for the new growing season

You don't have to wait until spring to start preparing your garden. Here's what you need to do to get ready for the new growing season.
A bundle of freshly harvested red radishes

How to grow radishes for a bountiful and nutritious harvest

Here is a complete guide to planting and growing your own radishes for a delicious garden harvest.
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.