Gardening Tips

Here you'll find quick and easy gardening tips to help you avoid mistakes, fix problems, and maximize your harvest in your garden.

Grow light tips. Pilea Peperomioides in pots under phyto lamp indoors. Pilea peperomioides is characterized by its unique, round, coin-shaped leaves attached to long, slender petioles emerging from a central stem.

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Using Grow Lights: 9 Expert Tips

Whether you’re looking to start seedlings indoors or are hoping to shine some extra light on your indoor cacti, grow lights are a must-have item. But which light do you choose and how do you use it? Plant expert Briana Yablonski will share 9 tips for making the most of your grow lights.

A beautiful garden features a narrow, winding grass pathway bordered by colorful plants of varying heights.

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15 Garden Design Ideas that Boost Curb Appeal

Looking to boost your front yard’s curb appeal? Curb appeal is attainable through simple enhancements and inspired garden design. Create a landscape bursting with visual appeal for you and your neighbors to enjoy. Follow with garden designer Katherine Rowe for a guide on achieving that inviting front yard charm.

Close-up of a Ruby-throated hummingbird sipping nectar from orange zinnia flower blooming in the garden. Zinnia is one of the favorite bird plants, especially for the hummingbird. The male sports a brilliant emerald-green back, while his throat, as the name suggests, shines with a stunning iridescent ruby-red hue, creating a striking contrast. The wings are translucent and move rapidly in a blur.

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25 Top Plants to Attract Birds to Your Yard

Do you want to attract birds to your yard? Luckily, there is a plethora of beautiful plants you can grow and attract some feathered friends. In this article, gardening enthusiast and wildlife biologist Liessa Bowen introduces 25 top plants that will provide an abundance of food and shelter for a variety of different birds.

growing zone Florida. Close-up of female hands about to pick ripe fruits from a key lime tree in the garden. The key lime tree is a compact evergreen tree with glossy, elliptical leaves of bright green color. Its branches bear small, round fruits that mature to a vibrant yellow-green color, resembling miniature limes.

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What Growing Zones Are in Florida?

The Sunshine State is known for its warm weather and lush landscapes, but there is surprising climatic variation between the northern, inland, coastal, and southern zones of Florida. This article covers the four major growing zones in Florida, including the latest changes to the USDA hardiness zone map.

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13 Best Native Lawn Alternatives for Your Landscape

Lawns do have their benefits, but there are also downsides to consider, from environmental impact to water usage and – of course – mowing. Gardening expert Madison Moulton lists 13 native groundcovers you can use to replace patches of lawn, saving you time and helping the environment in one go.

California growing zones. Close-up of a farmer's hand harvesting fresh organic green bell pepper in the garden. The pepper plant exhibits a bushy and compact growth habit with dark green, glossy leaves. The bell pepper itself is characterized by a vibrant green color, and its shape is blocky with three or four lobes. The skin is smooth and glossy. Ripe red peppers grow in a blurred background.

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What Growing Zones Are in California?

California is the third largest state and top agricultural producer in America, but it includes a huge diversity of landscapes. Former organic Farmer Logan Hailey explains the diversity of growing zones in California and what plants you can grow in the Golden State.

A captivating garden unfolds with the radiant presence of purple cranesbill and anise hyssop flowers, their vibrant shades punctuating the verdant surroundings. Against a backdrop of lush greenery, the delicate blooms weave a picturesque tableau.

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15 Plants That Benefit from The Chelsea Chop

The Chelsea chop is a method of pruning perennials used to delay or extend the flowering season, but can you simply chop all your perennials and get these results? Some plants benefit greatly from this method, while others suffer or it isn’t conducive to their growing habit. Join organic farmer Jenna Rich as she goes through 15 plants that benefit from the Chelsea chop.

Close-up of a flowering ground cover plant, Phlox subulata, as a no-mow lawn. Phlox subulata, commonly known as moss phlox or creeping phlox, is a low-growing perennial with dense, needle-like foliage that forms a dense mat. The leaves are small, narrow, and evergreen, providing year-round interest. It produces a profusion of five-petaled flowers in a vibrant purple hue.

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9 Best No-Mow Lawn Alternatives

Are you tired of dragging the lawnmower out of the garage or handing over cash to your local landscaper? Then replace your traditional lawn with a no-mow alternative! Briana Yablonski covers nine lawn options that thrive without a regular mow.

Close-up of a bed of growing onions that can be planted in February. The Cabernet onion produces slender, upright leaves that emerge from a bulbous base. The leaves are dark green and hollow, growing in tufts from the bulb, which is a deep red or purplish hue.

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What Can I Plant in February?

Winter may not be over, but there is a lot you can plant before spring! February is the perfect time to direct sow cold-hardy greens and start warm-weather crops indoors. Former organic farmer Logan Hailey digs into the best things to plant in February.