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How to Control Squash Bugs – Identification and Strategies

How to Control Squash Bugs – Identification and Strategies

Squash bugs are common garden pests that eat squash, pumpkins, and melons. Learn how to control squash bugs in your garden.
Trap Crops Help Protect Your Favorite Plants from Insect Pests

Trap Crops Help Protect Your Favorite Plants from Insect Pests

Trap crops, also known as trap plants, are decoys planted near flowers or veggies to lure away insect pests. Trap planting is a non-chemical option for protecting a garden from insect infestation.
When to Prune Flowering Shrubs – Schedules for 16 of the Most Popular Shrubs

When to Prune Flowering Shrubs – Schedules for 16 of the Most Popular Shrubs

Top Tips for Starting Seeds in the Ground Outdoors

Top Tips for Starting Seeds in the Ground Outdoors

Cheat Sheet for Planting Seeds

Cheat Sheet for Planting Seeds

How to Plant

Grab the guides for planting, shrubs, trees, annuals, perennials and more!

10 Tips to Avoid Gardening Injuries

10 Tips to Avoid Gardening Injuries

Gardening injuries can result from working too long in difficult positions and performing unfamiliar movements. We’ve got tips for keeping your gardening time injury free!
12 Tips for Growing Healthy Potted Azaleas

12 Tips for Growing Healthy Potted Azaleas

Potted azaleas are popular gift plants and make beautiful flowering houseplants. We’ve got tips on how to care for your potted azalea to keep it healthy and happy!
Guide to Azalea Shrub Care

Guide to Azalea Shrub Care

Proper azalea shrub care can ensure vibrant blooms and healthy shrubs all season long. Get tips on azalea planting, watering, fertilizing, pruning and more.
How to Grow and Use Calendula Flowers

How to Grow and Use Calendula Flowers

Learn why calendula flowers, also known as “pot marigolds” or “English marigolds”, are one of the most versatile, long lasting, and useful plants in the garden!
Gravel gardens: benefits, design tips, and best plants

Gravel gardens: benefits, design tips, and best plants

Discover the beauty of gravel gardens! Learn about the benefits, design tips, and best plants to create a stunning and low-maintenance gravel garden.
Daylily Care: Planting, Growing, and Maintenance

Daylily Care: Planting, Growing, and Maintenance

Daylilies are often called “the perfect perennial”. Learn about daylily care and how easy it is to plant, grow, and care for daylily plants.
How to Trim Hedges: A Guide to Perfectly Pruned Hedges

How to Trim Hedges: A Guide to Perfectly Pruned Hedges

Learn how to trim hedges like a pro! Get tips on when to trim, what tools you need, and how to create even shapes for perfectly pruned hedges.
Space Constraint: Small Space Gardening

Space Constraint: Small Space Gardening

Transform your small space into a lush oasis with these creative small garden ideas! From container gardening to vertical gardening, find the perfect solution for your limited area.
Gardening on a Budget: 7 Ways to Save Money

Gardening on a Budget: 7 Ways to Save Money

Gardening doesn’t have to be an expensive hobby! Save money on gardening by growing plants from seeds, making your own compost, and buying used gardening tools.
Lilac Care: Tips for Growing and Pruning Lilac Bushes

Lilac Care: Tips for Growing and Pruning Lilac Bushes

Lilac care tips for planting, growing, pruning, fertilizing, and troubleshooting common problems with lilac bushes. Get your garden blooming!
Tips for Growing Creeping Thyme Plants

Tips for Growing Creeping Thyme Plants

Grow creeping thyme for beautiful, low-maintenance blooms! Learn when and how to plant these versatile plants, their bloom time, hardiness zones, and more.
5 Easy Flowers for Kids to Grow

5 Easy Flowers for Kids to Grow

Kids love any opportunity to get their hands in the dirt! Discover our top tips for gardening with little ones and 5 easy flowers for kids.
frost map with dates

Frost Map with Dates

USDA zone finder with zip code search and maps

USDA Zone Finder

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7 Tips to Keep Phalaenopsis Orchids Blooming

7 Tips to Keep Phalaenopsis Orchids Blooming

This orchid is one of the easiest to grow and a great choice for beginners. Follow these tips to keep your orchid healthy and encourage it to bloom as often and as long as possible.
How and Why to Deadhead Flowers

How and Why to Deadhead Flowers

Deadheading is one of those small things you can do that will yield big results in your flower gardens and planters. Our FAQ on deadheading will give you all you need to get started on this essential maintenance practice today.
All About Growing Annual Plants

All About Growing Annual Plants

How to Plant a Shrub

How to Plant a Shrub

Dividing Perennials

Dividing Perennials

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