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What’s the Difference Between Potting Soil and Potting Mix?

The two popular garden products are similar, but not the same. Here's when to buy one over the other.

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What Are Wild Violets and How Do I Get Rid of Them?

These delicate blooming plants can be a challenge to banish from your yard. Here's how to rid your lawn of...


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How To Choose the Right Garden Hoe

Choosing the right garden hoe can take some of the backbreaking work out of gardening. Here's a helpful roundup of...


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10 Best Plants for Rock Gardens

These 10 plants work well in rock gardens in just about any climate and can add beauty and interest to...


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What Are Air Plants and How Do They Grow?

Hardy, soil-less air plants double as home décor. Discover air plant facts, good options to start with, how to care...

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7 Best Garden Rakes for Cleaning Up Around Plants

Treat your plants and flowers with loving care by using the right garden tools. This collection of rakes includes something...


10 Dwarf Trees for Your Backyard

Dwarf trees offer beauty and edible fruit without taking up much yard space. Learn what dwarf trees are and discover...

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10 Perennials That Bloom the Longest

Tired of perennials that bloom just a few weeks every year? Exchange them for these 10 perennials that bloom for...


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These 8 Houseplants Are Worth a Lot of Money!

If you have one or more of these houseplants, you might be sitting on some extra cash, as cuttings and...


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Essential Indoor Gardening Tools

Whether you have just a few pots or a house plant jungle, you'll need some essential indoor gardening tools to...


30 Low-Light Indoor Plants That Thrive in Near Darkness

These low-light houseplants thrive without direct sunlight, so now you can have a touch of Mother Nature in every corner...

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What Regions and Zones are Best for Growing Hostas?

Hostas can grow in a wide range of U.S. regions and zones. Here are the areas where they absolutely thrive.


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20 Best Perennials That Bloom Year After Year

How do you choose the best perennials from so many gorgeous options? We picked these 20 for their remarkable flower...


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10 Best Plants for Hydroponic Gardens

How does your garden grow? To its max potential, if you choose the easiest and best plants for hydroponics.


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New Homeowner’s Guide To Soil

We don't give it much thought, but the soil beneath our feet is critical to the success of our gardens....


How to Keep Deer and Other Pests Away from Your Hostas

Deer, rabbits and other animals love hostas just as much as gardeners. Here are some easy ways to keep these...

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What to Know About Hay Bale Gardening

First things first: Hay bale gardening bales are most often made of straw. They're a smart, economical version of container...


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Tips for Fertilizing Flowers With Bone Meal

What do flower blossoms have in common with buffalo? Bone meal.


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The Best Hydroponic Garden Kits

Have you decided to try out next-generation hydroponic gardening? Here are the top kits to get your garden up and...


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Homeowner’s Guide to Garden Fertilizers

Here's how to fertilize plants, plus pro tips on what works best on some of the most popular garden plants...


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How to Make a Pollinator Friendly Garden

Planting a pollinator garden is one of the most rewarding things you can do — for yourself and for the...


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30 Common Lawn Weeds and How to ID Them (Plus Free Downloadable Chart)

Meet the most common botanical interlopers you're likely to find in your garden or vegetable patch, and learn how to...


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10 Azalea Flower Bed Tips and Ideas

Azaleas are the star attraction in many gardens and yards. Learn how to make the most of yours with these...


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What to Know About Hydroponic Gardens

With impressive yields and efficient use of space, hydroponics may be the future of horticulture. Here's an overview of at-home...

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Best Garden Lights of 2021

Every outdoor space is warmer and more inviting with the right lighting. Here are our picks for the best garden...


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How to Identify and Get Rid of Aphids on Outdoor Plants

Fast-multiplying aphids spell nothing but trouble for your home garden. Here are our tips for identifying and ridding your plants...


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Everything to Know About Sowing Seeds

Starting plants from seed is easy when you follow a few simple rules. Here's what you need to know about...


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How to Till a Garden

Spring planting season is here, and tilling is the first step in preparing your garden. This guide walks you through...


10 Ways to Landscape Without Planting Something

Don't have a green thumb? Here are some great landscaping options that don't require planting.


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Tips for Growing and Caring for Hydrangeas

With their big, bold blooms and an appreciation for afternoon shade, hydrangeas are a well-loved showstopper. Here's how to care...