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Affordable Garden Path Ideas

Beautiful (and affordable) DIY garden paths that you can build in a weekend, without breaking the bank or your back, to spruce up your yard. Here are our favorite walkway ideas for your landscape.

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The Best Garden Cultivators

Garden cultivators help stir soil and mix in fertilizer and compost to prepare planting areas for the growing season. Which...

13 Best Mulch Tips and Tricks

From hauling mulch to picking the right type for your garden, this collection of tips and tricks will improve your...

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8 Best Stand Up Weed Pullers

Weeding is back-breaking and time-consuming. A gardening expert gave us advice about stand up weed pullers. Here's what we learned.

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Buyer’s Guide to Garden Spades

A garden spade is the go-to tool for many yard and garden tasks. But what makes one garden spade different...

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Here’s Why You Should Grow Lemon Trees in Your House During Winter

Cheerful and fragrant lemon trees can bring a little sunshine into your home, even during the chilliest days of winter.

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What I Wish I Knew Before Starting a Compost Bin

Set yourself up for success by making your compost bin easy to use and simple to maintain.

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9 Inspiring Garden Décor Ideas

Garden design goes beyond the plants. Try some of these garden décor ideas for an original outdoor space.

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Do Substratum Soil and Bedrock Affect My Garden?

Depending on the depth of your soil, these low-lying strata can impact the success of your garden and lawn.

The Worst Poisonous and Invasive Plants for Your Yard

Some plants may look pretty, but they're actually irritating to the skin or even poisonous. Avoid these toxic and invasive...

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What To Do if You Have Clay Garden Soil

Home gardeners often regard clay soil with dread. But clay soil can be beneficial to your garden — if you...

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What Is Clay Soil?

Everyone's heard of clay soil, but do you really know what it is? If your garden beds are clay, here's...

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9 Vegetables To Plant in Winter

For much of the U.S., there's no need to shut down the garden once winter rolls in. Here's what to...

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Homeowner’s Guide To Garden Soil Treatment for the Winter

In winter, your garden can still be working, creating rich beds for spring planting. From compost to cover crops, here...

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The Best Summer Color Plants for Northern Gardeners

Let's plan a garden! Here's a look at 12 of the best hardy plants that survive Northern winters and bloom...

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What Is Subsoil and How Does It Help a Garden?

Learn about subsoil's role in your garden's success and how to make it healthier.

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9 Adaptive Tools To Make Gardening With Disabilities Easier

Gardening can be relaxing and therapeutic. These adaptive gardening tools help those with limitations enjoy their time in the garden.

This Is Why You Should Grow a Firethorn Bush

Plant a firethorn bush in your backyard to welcome birds and bees while providing year-round beauty. This shrub features...

If Your Plant Leaves Have Brown Tips, This is What it Means

Noticing brown tips on leaves of your indoor plants? Solve the problem with proper watering and fertilizing tips from a...

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Gardener’s Guide To Soil Horizons

From topsoil to bedrock, soil horizons are like a textbook for determining your soil's health and how to optimize it...

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When Is the Best Time of Year for a Soil Test?

Knowing what's in your dirt is an easy way to green up your thumb, but the test isn't a no-brainer....

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How To Garden with Perlite Potting Soil

Perlite, a natural wonder born from volcanoes, is an inexpensive soil additive that will help your garden plants grow faster...

How To Garden With Vermiculite

Versatile vermiculite helps your garden, potted plants, seedlings and lawn germinate and grow more quickly.

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8 Best Garden Scooters for Easy Gardening

Kick off spring gardening with a new garden scooter. These mobile seats make plant- and turf-tending so much easier on...

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12 Best Native Plants for Northern Gardeners

Looking for new native plants for your USDA Zone 3 landscape? These shrubs, perennials and grasses can survive temperatures as...

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What To Know About Loam Soil for Your Garden

Gardeners love loam soil because it's moist, soft and full of nutrients. Here's how to get more of it in...

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What Is Composted Manure and How Can It Benefit Gardening?

No jokes here, just straight info on how composted manure enhances your garden's health.