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7 low maintenance succulent plants perfect for your home office

Add these low maintenance succulent plants to your home office
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Here’s what you need to know about LECA and how to use it

Leca is a clay aggregate that many indoor gardeners love. Here's what you need to know about it and when it's best to use
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Plant of the week: Chinese money tree

This week's featured plant is the Chinese money tree, also known as a coin plant or a UFO plant
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The best fall crops to plant after Labor Day

These are the best fall crops to plant after Labor Day
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Gardening 101: What is smart gardening?

Here's an in-depth guide to smart gardening, which can be a huge help when growing indoors
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What to do in the garden over the long Labor Day weekend

With the long weekend ahead, here are some gardening chores you can take care of
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5 great gardening documentaries to watch for inspiration

These gardening documentaries will give you all the inspiration you need to get back to your gardening roots
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How to grow Swiss chard in your kitchen

Start growing swiss chard in your kitchen today using these tips
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The 8 best apps for beginner gardeners

These apps will make sure any beginner gardener knows what to do
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5 Swiss chard growing tips to yield a delicious harvest

Use these tips to make sure you grow delicious swiss chard
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8 ideas to inspire your garden design

These inspirational ideas will help you with your next garden design
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Planting zones by state: A complete guide

If you want to know which planting zone you live in and how to design your garden accordingly, we've got you covered
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How long do astilbes bloom? What you need to know

Everything you need to know about an astilbes' bloom season
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The best fruits and vegetables to harvest in August

August is the best month for lush harvests. These are the best crops to pick
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What produce is in season during the summer? A guide to eating local

Here's everything you need to know about which vegetables are seasonal and how to eat local
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These 8 succulents are perfect for beginners

Succulents are an easy way to liven up any space. Here are the best varieties for beginners
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How to preserve your fresh farmers market veggies

Did you go overboard at the farmers market? Here's how to wash, cut, and store your veggies
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What is a rain garden and why you should build one

How could a rain garden save you money and the planet?
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8 sustainable gardening ideas we saw on Instagram — and loved

Instagram is sometimes inspirational, and we've found some gorgeous gardens you have to see
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How to keep outdoor plants alive in the blistering summer heat

Worried the sun will scorch your plants? Here's how to keep them safe.
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Should you plant a time capsule garden this summer? What you need to know

What is a time capsule garden? Is it right for you? We tell you everything you need to know
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How to eliminate plastic bags from your gardening routines

Plastic does nothing good for the environment, but gardening is chock full of it. Here's how to use less plastic.
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Good, better, best: The garden hoses your backyard needs

Garden hoses are critical for all gardeners, and these are our best picks
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The best way to quickly spruce up a neglected garden

Is your garden in bad shape? We've got some tips to liven it up in no time
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Gardening 101: The summer planting guide every new gardener needs

Our summer planting guide for new and experienced gardeners
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How to use soil conditioner to cultivate beautiful plants and rich soil

Soil conditioner may be the secret for your best gardening year ever. Here's how to use it
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How to propagate a butterfly bush

How to propagate and care for your butterfly bush the right way
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How the hydroponic Nutrient Film Technique can work for your garden

What is the hydroponic nutrient film technique? We tell you what you need to know
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On Stay Out of the Sun Day, invest in these 7 UV-resistant gardening clothes for safe skin all summer

Staying out of the sun doesn't mean avoiding it altogether! Keep your skin safe with our picks
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This self-watering planter is the best low-maintenence garden buy this summer

Self-watering planters are amazing, and we've found the best for your garden
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8 gardening ideas to counter climate change, one sprout at a time

Do your part to reverse the impacts of climate change right in your own backyard
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8 gardening seats that make gardening fun again

These gardening seats might even make you dread weeding a little less
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What does blood meal do for plants? This is what we know

Blood meal -- sounds scary, but it's actually great for your plants.

What you need to know about the Dutch bucket hydroponic system

This is your one-stop source for everything you need to know about the Dutch bucket hydroponic system

How to build an aquaponics system perfect for a thriving garden

Follow our guide and build a simple aquaponic system that will help your plants thrive