Gardening Basics

Houseplant on fireplace mantel.

Beginner’s Guide to Caring for Houseplants

Growing houseplants is a great way to start gardening while enhancing the beauty of your home. Like any other gardening endeavor, indoor gardens can be as simple or elaborate as you would like. Here are some general guidelines to help get you started.

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Flowers blooming

March Lawn & Garden To-Do List

March marks the arrival of spring, but depending on where you live, freezing weather can persist well past the official start of spring. Read more to find out how to get your lawn and garden ready for the upcoming growing season.

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Joe Truini root remove

A Simple Tool to Remove Roots

Joe Truini shares a Simple Solution for removing roots in your yard.

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Newly planted spring vegetable garden.

How to Determine Spring Planting Time for Your Garden

Determining when to plant in the spring can be harder than predicting the ups and downs of the stock market. Part science and part superstition, deciding when to plant is the biggest decision of the year if you farm for a living.

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Vegetable garden

Tips for Planning Your Vegetable Garden

Growing vegetables can help you save money and improve your diet. But before the adventure begins, here’s what you need to know about location, light, water and layout.

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Lettuce plants

How to Get an Early Start on Your Spring Garden

Can’t wait to get to garden this spring? Here are a few secrets for getting a successful head start!

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Pansies blooming

January Lawn & Garden To-Do List

While your garden waits out the winter, there’s still plenty to do as the weather cooperates. Check our January Lawn and Garden To-Do List!

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How to Trim Out-of-Reach Trees

Here’s how you can modify a pair of bypass loppers and trim high, hard-to-reach tree branches.

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