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.

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15 Companion Planting Mistakes to Avoid This Season

Companion planting in your garden can be as much of an art as it is science. There are many considerations to take, especially when trying to plant for pest prevention, or other symbiotic benefits. In this article, organic gardening expert Logan Hailey walks through some of the top companion planting mistakes you'll want to avoid this season!

Blue Hydrangeas After Coffee Grounds in Garden

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Myth or Fact: Can Coffee Grounds Turn Hydrangeas Blue?

Have you heard that coffee grounds can turn the blooms of your hydrangeas blue? Or perhaps they can make your blue hydrangeas have even brighter blooms this season? In this article, gardening expert and hydrangea enthusiast Jill Drago gets to the bottom of this "garden hack" to help you determine if it's myth, fact, or somewhere in between.

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What Plant Containers Are Best For Container Gardens?

Not sure what type of containers to use in your container garden this season? There are many choices to choose from, so it can be difficult to pick if you don't know where to start. In this article, Certified Master Gardener Laura Elsner shares everything you need to know about picking the right containers for your container garden this season.

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Are Coffee Grounds Good or Bad For Tomato Plants?

Trying to figure out if you should put some coffee grounds on your tomatoes in your garden this season, but aren't sure if coffee grounds are good or bad for tomatoes? In this article, suburban homesteader and gardening expert Merideth Cohrs examines if coffee grounds are safe for tomatoes, or if there are other alternatives.

Miracle-Gro Organic Gardening

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Can Miracle-Gro Be Used in Organic Gardens? Is it Safe and Effective?

When starting your very own organic garden, you may be curious if certain fertilizers are safe to use. Miracle-Gro is a commercially available fertilizer, and you may be asking yourself if this product is safe to use given its popularity. In this article, organic gardening expert Logan Hailey examines if Miracle Gro's products are safe and effective to use when gardening organically.

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11 Organic Gardening Tips to Grow an Incredible Organic Garden

Organic gardening can be a bit tricky, especially for newer gardeners just starting out. That's why having a few tips and tricks up your sleeve over the average gardener can pay dividends. While you can't shortcut a perfect organic garden, you can definitely give yourself a running head start. In this article, organic gardening specialist Logan Hailey outlines her 11 favorite tips to make sure you start off planting on the right foot.

Ruby Throated Hummingbird in Garden

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What Birds Eat Mosquitoes and How Can I Attract Them to My Garden?

Are you noticing more mosquitoes or other garden bugs hovering around your home garden? Did you know that some birds can act as a natural pest repellent? While there are some animals that benefit your garden, many insects do not. And mosquitoes can make your life miserable during planting season. Find out which birds are good to have around, and how to attract them.

Butterfly on Flower Feeding

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31 Different Types of Plants That Will Consistently Attract Butterflies

Trying to find the perfect plants or flowers to plant in your home or garden to attract butterflies? Butterflies can have a wide number of different benefits, especially for pollination purposes. There are a number of different plant species that will have these beautiful insects flocking to your yard. In this article, we examine some of our favorites.