Gardening Basics

Pansies blooming

January Lawn & Garden To-Do List

The January garden hunkers down to wait out the winter, but there’s still plenty to do when the weather cooperates. This is a great month for evaluating, planning, and placing orders. It’s also a good time to work on plants during dormancy before they begin their spring growing season. Read on for more.

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October Lawn & Garden To-Do List

In October, gardeners have a color show unequaled in any other season. While many summer annuals are still blooming, trees begin their yearly show of fall color, and fall-blooming perennials explode into bloom.

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Lawn chairs in a yard

July Lawn & Garden To-Do List

Rainfall can be scarce in July, and soaring temperatures can cause your garden and lawn to slow down to conserve energy. Vegetable gardens kick into high gear and need some extra attention while other plants can benefit from special treatment as well.

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rinsing houseplants

How to Spring Clean Your Houseplants

Once warmer weather arrives, I can’t wait to get my plants outside for a nice spring cleaning. Here’s what you need to know to get your plants in tip-top shape for the growing season.

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Bulbs emerging from snow

February Lawn & Garden To-Do List

Early February marks the official midpoint of winter, and on this day many cultures look to folklore and tradition for signs of the coming spring. For most of us, however, plants are dormant or just beginning to stir. Read on for some February lawn and garden tasks.

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Seedlings growing in garden.

Five Easy Garden Plants to Grow from Seed

One of the most economical ways to garden is to grow your plants from seeds. Read for tips on how to plant five easy to grow flowers, herbs, and vegetables in your garden.

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Danny Lipford and Tricia Craven Worley next to newly planted tree.

Tips for Planting a Tree in Your Yard

Watch this video to find out how to plant and care for a newly planted tree in your yard.

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Storey Walters and Julie Day Jones planting tulip bulbs.

How to Plant Tulips and Other Flowering Bulbs

Learn how to plant tulips and other flowering bulbs in your yard. Watch this video to find out more.

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