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A dry creek bed in a backyard.
INSPIRATION GUIDE

Yard Drainage Problems and Solutions


Learn how to fix the most common yard drainage problems yourself

Blooming lavender in a galvanized container
INSPIRATION GUIDE

How to Overwinter Herbs


Lavender, mint and other herbs come back in spring if you prepare them for winter

Flowering cabbage in a fall garden
INSPIRATION GUIDE

Smart Ways to Start Your Fall Garden


Take time to be organized and start a fall garden before summer ends

A basket of multi-colored tomatoes
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Grow Tomatoes


Difficulty Beginner
Time Under 2 hours

Get tips on how to grow tomatoes and savor their flavors all summer.

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PROJECT GUIDE

How to Make an Herb Garden in a Tower Container


Difficulty Beginner
Time Under 2 hours

Use planters to create a unique tower garden filled with fresh herbs

Lettuce growing from roots in a sunny window
INSPIRATION GUIDE

Regrow Vegetables from Scraps


The next time you chop vegetables like carrots, save the tops and root tips and try a no-waste kitchen gardening project

Fall annuals and perennials in a container
INSPIRATION GUIDE

Get Inspired With Fall Gardening Trends


Get excited about upcoming autumn days with a look ahead to fall gardening trends

Storage shed with flowers in front
INSPIRATION GUIDE

Shed Storage Ideas for Your Garden


Set your gardening life up for success with an organized tool shed or garage

Wildflowers growing in a meadow
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Plant a Wildflower Garden With Seeds


Difficulty Beginner
Time Over 1 day

Plant wildflowers and attract butterflies, hummingbirds and more to your yard

Ripe red tomatoes in the garden
INSPIRATION GUIDE

Tips for Growing Tomatoes


Red, ripe homegrown tomatoes are the crown jewel in many a vegetable garden

Pink flowers and green foliage in terra cotta containers
INSPIRATION GUIDE

How to Make Flower Planters


Create flower planters with beautiful blooms and planters
Pansies in a fall flower bed
INSPIRATION GUIDE

Fall Plant and Flower Ideas


Fall is a great time to change up your garden or containers with fresh blooms
Red mum and flowering kale in a garden
INSPIRATION GUIDE

5 Things to Know About Flowering Kale and Cabbage


It’s hard to beat flowering cabbage and kale for drama in the fall garden
Daffodils and tulips in a flower border
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Plant Spring-Flowering Bulbs


Difficulty Beginner
Time Under 2 hours

Planting bulbs such as tulips and daffodils in fall gives you beautiful blooms in spring
Vegetables in a summer garden
INSPIRATION GUIDE

Companion Planting for Growing Organically


Learn about the time-honored practice in organic gardening called companion planting and how it can help your garden
Fall display of mums in planters with pumpkin
INSPIRATION GUIDE

How to Plant Mums for Fall


Brightly colored mums deliver fresh fall looks in containers and in flower beds
Daffodils in a front yard in spring
INSPIRATION GUIDE

How to Plant Daffodils


Learn how to grow daffodils, one of the beloved signs of spring
Row covers protect vegetables in the garden
INSPIRATION GUIDE

How to Extend the Fall Growing Season


Keep fall vegetables like greens and broccoli protected for a longer harvest
Pink roses climbing on a trellis
BUYING GUIDE

How to Care for Roses


Learn how to add beautiful, timeless color to your garden with roses
Perennials in a garden
INSPIRATION GUIDE

Best Hardy Perennials to Plant in Fall


Learn how to add more to your garden's display of color when you grow hardy perennials
A person wearing garden gloves planting an edible plant in a raised garden bed.
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Build a Raised Garden Bed


Difficulty Beginner
Time 2-4 hours

Grow fresh edibles in a raised garden bed conveniently in your own yard
Yellow bell peppers growing on the vine
INSPIRATION GUIDE

How to Grow Peppers


Easier to grow than tomatoes, peppers are a perfect edible for the beginner gardener
Garden tools by a pile of mulch
INSPIRATION GUIDE

How to Insulate Your Garden with Mulch


Protect your garden from weather extremes with a layer of mulch
Red ripe strawberries and flowers on a plant
INSPIRATION GUIDE

How to Grow Strawberries


Learn how to grow sweet, juicy strawberries in your garden
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