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 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.

An elevated garden bed filled with flowers and lush shrubs. Colorful blooms create a stunning contrast against the greenery, forming a lively and picturesque display. A serene oasis of nature flourishing in a carefully tended home garden.

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The Eight Basics of Landscape Design for a Beautiful Garden

Garden design brings a world of creative discovery where art meets nature and human connection. Designing your next garden is achievable, especially when you know the design basics to guide you in creating a space that’s inviting, practical, thriving, and reflective of your design style. Explore landscape design basics with garden designer Katherine Rowe to gather inspiration for your next beautiful garden.

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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.

A sunflower's crown, forged in fire and spun from gold, bursts open to the sun's warm embrace. Velvety petals radiate outwards, their tips ablaze with the kiss of light. Golden fire dances on their edges, setting alight the pollen's secret dust, a million tiny stars glittering within.

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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.