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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13 Gardening Tasks to Do in May

Planting, irrigating, fertilizing, and mulching are just a few essential duties for late spring. Garden expert Logan Hailey is here to help you prepare your garden for a flourishing summer with these essential May tasks.

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15 Gift Ideas for Mothers Who Love to Garden

With Mother’s Day right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about how to honor and thank the extraordinary women in our lives. If your mother, wife, grandmother, or other special lady loves gardening, you’ve come to the right place. Gardener and farmer Briana Yablonski shares 15 gift ideas for mothers who love gardening.

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Chaos Gardening: How to Start a Carefree Garden

For traditional gardeners who appreciate manicured beds and formal design, the phrase ‘chaos garden’ may seem strange. But it’s the latest thing taking over the gardening internet. Gardening expert Madison Moulton explains chaos gardens and how you can start your own.

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How Do Spiders Benefit the Garden?

Creepy crawlies aren’t always a bad thing. Spiders are garden workhorses, aiding your growing efforts in many surprising ways. Garden expert and former organic farmer Logan Hailey digs into the benefits of having arachnids in your garden.

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7 Eco-Friendly Garden Practices to Adopt for Earth Day

If you want to nourish Mother Nature while growing food as sustainably as possible, these 7 eco-friendly upgrades are perfect for Earth Day! Garden expert and former organic farmer Logan Hailey explains why and how these simple efforts can make a tremendous difference for local ecosystems, waterways, and waste reduction.

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29 Beginner Tips for Growing Plants in Pots and Containers

Are you interested in starting a container garden? If you’ve never gardened before, or if you’re just curious about the process of container gardening, you’ll find that this is a simple and low-maintenance method of gardening, and you may be surprised how useful it can be. In this article, gardening expert Liessa Bowen shares 29 useful tips for getting started with growing plants in pots and containers.

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Occultation: 8 Ways to Use Tarp in the Garden

What if your garden beds could clear themselves of weeds and old crop residues? Former organic farmer Logan Hailey explains how you can use tarps to make gardening easier. With these weed-smothering, soil-protective uses, a tarp may become your new favorite tool in the tool shed!

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What is a Monoculture?

Monoculture plantings can cause big problems with pests, diseases, and soil health. Garden expert and former organic farmer Logan Hailey explains the meaning of monoculture, why it’s problematic, and how to create more sustainable gardens and farms.