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Feed Warm-Weather Lawns Now for Lush, Green Grass
INSPIRATION GUIDE

Tips for Growing a Greener Lawn in the South


On golf courses and lawns across the South, warm-weather grasses are king

10 Ways to Refresh Your Garden in Summer
INSPIRATION GUIDE

10 Ways to Refresh Your Garden in Summer


When your garden begins to look tired, it's time to reset and refresh. Your plants in the garden will thank you and pay you back with more blooms.

A green lawn on a sunny day.
INSPIRATION GUIDE

How to Relax and Enjoy Your Lawn This Year


Enjoy your yard more this year when you know how to care for your lawn.

How to Garden in the Off-Season with These 8 Tips
INSPIRATION GUIDE

How to Garden in the Off-Season with These 8 Tips


Learn how to garden in the off-season with tips that can help you garden smarter. Setting goals is important and upfront planning helps save time.

Installing a French drain channels water in your yard.
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Install a French Drain


Difficulty Intermediate
Time Over 1 day

Install a French drain to direct run-off water from your yard to an outlet

A centerpiece arrangement with foliage and white flowers.
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Create a Spring Centerpiece


Difficulty Beginner
Time Under 2 hours

Make an easy arrangement with seasonally fresh florals and edibles

Pretty pink dahlias in a summer garden.
INSPIRATION GUIDE

Plant Perennials in a Cut Flower Garden


Grow perennials in your garden for seasons of cut flowers to decorate your home, inside and out.

Most Popular Houseplants on Pinterest and Instagram
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Most Popular Houseplants on Pinterest and Instagram


Houseplant searches generate 30 billion ideas on Pinterest each year. Learn the favorite houseplants from Pinterest and Instagram and how to care for them.

How to Prepare Your Garden for a Season of Flowers
INSPIRATION GUIDE

How to Prepare Your Garden for a Season of Flowers


If you're dreaming of colorful blooms, now is a great time to prepare your garden beds, containers and window boxes.

A gardener holds a basket of vegetables.
INSPIRATION GUIDE

How to Grow, Harvest and Enjoy Your Vegetable Garden


Learn all the ways to enjoy your vegetable garden this season.

4 Vegetables to Regrow from Scraps
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4 Vegetables to Regrow from Scraps


Try these vegetables to regrow from scraps. It's a fun project and easy for all ages. It's easy to regrow vegetables from scraps that typically you discard.
Make Inspiring Resolutions for the New Gardening Year
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Make Inspiring Resolutions for the New Gardening Year


Resolve to try something new in your garden. Plant a tree, grow roses, add a garden bed, emphasize organic methods or add perennials to your flower beds.
5 Ways to Break Out of a Gardening Rut This Year
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5 Ways to Break Out of a Gardening Rut This Year


This is the year to try something new in your garden and break out of your gardening rut.
6 Top Houseplants for Small Spaces
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6 Top Houseplants for Small Spaces


No living space is too small for houseplants. You can get a lot of style and substance with these small-space indoor favorites.
Clusters of purple grapes hanging from vines.
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Grow Grapes


Difficulty Beginner
Time 2-4 hours

Plant plump, juicy grapes for their delicious fruits and their attractive vines
Discover and Grow These Plants in the New Year
INSPIRATION GUIDE

Discover and Grow These Plants in the New Year


Learn more about the National Garden Bureau’s Plants of the Year: lantana, lavender, hydrangeas, corn and iris. Make room in your garden in the new year.
5 Ways to Protect Your Garden From Frost and Freeze Damage
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5 Ways to Protect Your Garden From Frost and Freeze Damage


With some easy preparation, you can protect your plants from wind, frost and freeze damage to help your garden plants survive harsh conditions.
How to Be the Best New Houseplant Parent
INSPIRATION GUIDE

How to Be the Best New Houseplant Parent


It's never been easier to get started with houseplants. Order online for nursery-fresh plants delivered to your door. Get tips for houseplant success.
Planning a Fence
INSPIRATION GUIDE

How to Plan a Fence


Before you build, first consider whether your fence is for security or curb appeal
Make a Flower Tussie-Mussie for Your Valentine
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Make a Tussie Mussie Bouquet​


Difficulty Intermediate
Time Under 2 hours

Tussie-mussies, also called nosegays, are bouquets of flowers arranged in concentric circles.
A wheelbarrow full of fall leaves.
INSPIRATION GUIDE

6 Ways to Put Fall Leaves to Work


Tips for repurposing fall leaves around your home and garden.
Patch a Lawn with Seed
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Patch a Lawn with Seed


Difficulty Beginner
Time Over 1 day

Thin or bare areas of a lawn can be filled in with seed and diligent watering
Choose an Automatic Sprinkler System Design
BUYING GUIDE

How to Choose an Irrigation Timer


Control how much water your lawn and garden get with the efficiency of an irrigation timer
Woman planting a tree.
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Plant a Tree


Difficulty Beginner
Time 2-4 hours

Add curb appeal and beautify your landscape when you plant a tree
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