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.

Close-up of raised beds filled with fallen leaves in an autumn garden. Raised beds have a metal frame and an oval oblong shape. The leaves are dry and come in a variety of shapes, textures and colors including gold, orange, pink and purple.

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Can You Use Fall Leaves to Fill Raised Beds?

Those looking to save space and money on soil have probably considered using fall leaves to fill raised beds. But what impact does this have on growth? Gardening expert Madison Moulton answers the question – can you use fall leaves to fill raised beds?

Close-up of a gardener's hands installing drip irrigation on a garden bed with growing cabbages. The drip irrigation system is a connection of thin hoses to a drip sprayer for watering plants closer to the roots.

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How to Install a DIY Drip Irrigation System in 9 Easy Steps

If you’re tired of dragging a hose through your garden or looking to cut back on your water bill, drip irrigation could be the solution. These systems may seem complex, but designing and installing a system is simple. Join vegetable farmer Briana Yablonski as she explains how to add drip irrigation to your garden.

In the hands of a creative artisan, red berries become focal points in festive wreaths crafted from fragrant fir branches. The wooden table serves as a canvas, hosting an arrangement of these handmade wreaths, lush greenery, red berries, and pinecones.

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15 Best Plants To Make DIY Holiday Wreaths

If you want to flex your creative muscles over the holidays or save on your décor expenses for the holiday season, making your own DIY wreath is the answer. Gardening expert Madison Moulton lists 17 plants you can use to make the perfect holiday wreath.

close up of a plant that features large, ovate to lance-shaped leaves that are often smooth and green, with prominent veins. There are elongated, drooping clusters of purple berries growing on bright pink stems.

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28 Invasive Plants to Avoid in the Pacific Northwest

Do you live in the Pacific Northwest and want to grow a healthy landscape without any invasive species? Invasive plants can take over your garden, invade nearby natural areas, and compete with native species. In this article, gardening expert Liessa Bowen shares 28 invasive plants you should not introduce into your yard or garden.

Close-up of a garden with long rows of cold frames with various plants growing. The cold frame appears as a low-profile, box-like structure constructed with materials such as wood and metal. The frames are white and open.

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What Can I Grow in a Cold Frame in the Winter?

You probably know that a cold frame can help you extend the growing season into the winter, but do you know what plants will thrive in this environment? In this article, vegetable farmer Briana Yablonski covers what plants you can successfully grow in a winter cold frame.

A fuzzy orange and brown fruit bat hangs from a leafy branch.

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9 Ways To Attract Bats To Your Garden

Cut down on mosquitoes, naturally control garden pests, and support local ecology by attracting beneficial bats to your garden! Former organic farmer Logan Hailey explores 9 simple ways you can support endangered bat populations and enjoy a diverse garden ecosystem.

A person in a lush garden holds a bright red plastic bucket brimming with kitchen scraps. With care and determination, the individual tips the bucket, releasing a cascade of food scraps into the dark, fertile soil below.

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Does Burying Food Scraps Produce Results in the Garden?

If you’ve heard burying food scraps in your garden boosts plant growth, you’ve probably questioned if this actually works. Luckily, Epic Gardening founder Kevin Espiritu designed an experiment to get to the bottom of the food scrap mystery. Join vegetable farmer Briana Yablonski as she dives into what Kevin learned about food scraps.

A beautiful potted heather shrub with pink blooms juts out of a light snow cover.

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How to Overwinter Perennial Plants in Pots & Containers

Readying the garden for winter but don’t want to sacrifice your perennial container gardens? Try overwintering perennials in pots and containers for reemergence in the spring. Preserve those perennial beauties with steps for successful container overwintering. Garden professional Katherine Rowe reviews measures for the best chances of winter survival for container perennials.