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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Gardening Tips

5 Ways to Start Gardening a Month Earlier

Instead of counting down the days until your last frost date, you can get a headstart on your garden with these innovative strategies. Even if the weather is still frigid and rainy, you’ll be surprised how much you can grow in the month before spring officially begins.

Close-up of a flowering Hylotelephium telephium plant covered with a layer of snow in the garden. The plant receives snow benefits. Hylotelephium telephium, commonly known as stonecrop or sedum, is a perennial succulent that features fleshy, succulent leaves arranged in rosettes. It produces flat-topped clusters of star-shaped flowers that are pink in color.

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7 Benefits of Snow in the Garden

As the winter solstice approaches, you might be surprised to learn that there are some benefits to a layer of snow for your garden. Garden expert Kelli Klein walks you through some reasons why you might want to wish for a snowy winter.

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What is the Difference Between Full Sun and Direct Sun?

If you’re confused about the sunlight requirements for your plants, rest assured that you aren’t the only one. While full sun and direct sun are sometimes used interchangeably, they have a few nuances. Former organic farmer Logan Hailey explains how you can optimize plants’ light exposure to ensure happy, healthy leaves.

An automatic sprinkler system waters a field of green plants, delivering a gentle shower. The soil glistens with moisture, forming small puddles that nourish the roots. The plants stand refreshed, soaking in the rejuvenating rainfall.

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Is Overhead Watering Bad For Plants?

When you’re starting a new garden or have grown to a size where an irrigation system is necessary for success, you must decide which type of system you’ll choose. Join organic farmer Jenna Rich as she shares what she’s learned about overhead watering and if it is, in fact, bad for plants.

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29 Best Plants for Your Rain Garden

Stop waterway pollution, prevent flooding, and cover mucky low-lying areas with rain garden plants that are as functional as they are beautiful. Former organic farmer Logan Hailey digs into the best species for wet, low-lying areas.

A red Gladiolus bloom is covered in a thin layer of frost.

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How to Find Your Last Frost Date

When planning your spring garden, your last frost date provides the best estimate for when it’s safe to seed certain crops. Former organic farmer and garden expert Logan Hailey explains how to find the last frost date for your specific location.

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17 Garden New Year’s Resolutions To Try

January is upon us, and with it a chance to make plans and set goals for the year ahead. Join gardening expert Madison Moulton and try these 17 New Year’s garden resolutions this year to grow better plants, improve your space, help the environment, and give back to your community.