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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 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.
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.
Freshly mowed lawn with a white push mower

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 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.
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.
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.
Cupped hands holding soil and little seedling

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.
A lilac bush on the shore of a lake

A guide for planting lilac bushes, perfect for adding a purple pop to any garden

Lilac bushes are a great way to add a purple pop in any garden. Here's how to plant and care for your own.
Gardener growing some lettuce

How to harvest romaine lettuce you can eat fresh from the garden

Romaine is a delicious and nutritious salad green. After harvesting your romaine lettuce, here's how to regrow it.
Several ripe red raspberries on a vine

Raspberries are a delicious and tart treat: How to grow them in your garden

Raspberries are tasty and easy to care for. Here's how to grow your own raspberries for a perfectly tart spring treat.
A rose bush full of red roses

How to properly prune your rose bushes to keep them looking lush and beautiful

Roses make excellent additions to any garden Here's how to prune your rose bushes to keep them looking lush and beautiful.
Cutworm on a leaf

How to get rid of cutworms that are invading your garden

Cutworms are known for causing massive amounts of damage in your garden. Here’s what you need to know to deal with these invaders.
Yellow and orange nasturtium flowers

How to grow nasturtium from seeds for a bold and beautiful garden addition

Nasturtiums are bright, beautiful flowers that make a great addition to any garden. Here's when and how to start them from seed indoors.
Vines with white flowers growing on a wooden trellis

How to choose the right trellis for your climbing vines

Not all trellises are the same -- here's how to choose the right one for your plants, and how to fit it into your garden.
Red, green, and yellow bell peppers on a table

Your guide to growing bell peppers, a tasty addition to any vegetable garden

Bell peppers aren't difficult to care for. Here's how to grow your own bell peppers, a tasty addition to any garden.
A young dogwood tree with pink flowers

How to plant a dogwood tree for a beautiful addition to your yard

Dogwoods are beautiful flowering trees. Here's everything you need to know about planting a dogwood tree in your yard.
A cucumber with several slices of cucumber sitting next to it on a white background

How to start cucumber seeds indoors: A complete guide

Cucumbers are a delicious and easy to grow vegetable. Here's your guide on when and why to start cucumber seeds indoors.
pride month flower arrangements

Celebrate Pride Month with these colorful, gorgeous flower arrangement ideas

A themed garden or a special flower arrangement can be the perfect way to celebrate Pride Month. Consider these ideas.
Gardener pulling weed

Weeding 101: How to weed your garden naturally – no chemicals or herbicides

Learn how to weed your garden naturally. Get down and dirty and eliminate weeds with your hands and garden tools.
A pink African violet in a brown pot on a windowsill

Keep your beautiful African violets flourishing with these top care tips

African violets are low-maintenance houseplants easy to take care of. Here are the best care tips to keep them beautiful and flourishing.
A spiral made of black and white stones

Level up your garden with these 7 unique garden stone designs

Level up your garden with these unique garden stone designs and be the envy of your neighbors.
Green and dark purple zebrina leaves

Wondering how to care for an inch plant? Top tips for the tropical plant

Here's a care guide for the colorful and tropical tradescantia zebrina plant.
Strawberry plant

Find out exactly when you should actually go strawberry picking

Picking strawberries is a fun family event. This is when you should harvest them.
A close-up shot of a marigold bloom

Marigolds are the perfect addition to any garden: Your ultimate care guide

Marigolds are popular for a reason. Here's how to grow and care for them.
A tree with orange and yellow fruit

When is the best time to graft your fruit trees? Here are our suggestions

Should you be grafting your fruit trees? Consider this
Bamboo garden close-up

Create a picturesque springtime garden with these 4 bamboo garden ideas

Create a picturesque backyard landscape with these bamboo garden design ideas.
Hands scooping soil out of a flower pot

Knock out bugs, diseases, and more – Top tips for sterilizing potting soil

You may need to sterilize your potting soil to remove bugs, diseases, and more. Here are top ways to do it.
Pomegranate tree with ripening fruit

This is the best fertilizer for your pomegranate trees

Pomegranate trees need special care — these are the best types of fertilizers.
Cupped hands holding potatoes

How to start a vertical potato garden with only 5 square feet

You don't need a lot of space to start a vertical garden, and we can prove it.
Grass in a suburban yard

Common zoysia problems and how to solve them and transform your lawn

These are the most common problems you'll have with zoysia grass and how to solve them.
White turnips

Plant turnips this summer and harvest in fall for your delicious soups

Turnips can make yummy fall soups. Learn how to plant and harvest turnips for your favorite meals.