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12 types of grass and garden weeds (and how to remove them)

grab your sprayers or herbicides, or be ready to tackle by hand some of the peskiest and most persistent lawn and garden weeds.

low-maintenance landscaping ideas for your yard and garden

if you want a beautiful yard without a lot of fuss, here are six low-maintenance landscaping tips that will keep...


12 best spring blooming plants for northern gardeners

winter is the best time to plan next year's garden. these 12 spring blooming, hardy perennials and shrubs can survive...


how to amend soil for a nutrient-rich garden

here's how to amend your soil's texture, ph and nutrients to maximize garden growth.


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...

what can i do now to the soil in my garden to get it ready for spring?

don't forget about your soil during the winter months. know what you can do in winter to prepare your soil...


7 ways to use vinegar in the garden — or not

gardening pros say that despite oodles of online claims to the contrary, vinegar is not all that effective or useful...

how to grow corn in your backyard garden

you can successfully grow sweet corn even if you don't have a huge garden or backyard. here's how to do...


how to grow eggplant

although used as a vegetable, eggplant is classified as a berry! to learn how to grow eggplant in your garden,...


10 perennials to add color to your garden

do you see too much green out the window and desire a more vibrant landscape? these colorful perennials will boost...


a family handyman approved father’s day gift guide

struggling to find the right father's day gift for your dad? check out these family handyman approved products any diy...

10 raised bed garden ideas

from diy projects to store-bought kits, use these raised bed garden ideas to take your garden to a new height!


10 best compost tumblers

keep food scraps and plant trimmings out of landfills by using a compost tumbler. let us help you find the...


10 herb garden ideas

add delicious, fresh herbs to your meals without running to the store! these herb garden ideas will keep your favorite...


how to grow cucumbers

homegrown cucumbers taste much better than store-bought, and they're easy to grow in most gardens. want to know how? keep...


how to grow beans

beans are an easy vegetable to grow in a summer garden. they are also fun for kids to grow.

buyer’s guide to outdoor benches for your backyard

a properly placed outdoor bench evokes thoughts of pleasant days taking in the sights and sounds — even if you...


what the color of your garden soil means

some soil colors are gardening gold, while others are a bust. here's what your soil color means for gardening success,...


9 summer gardening tips from the pros

learn how to grow a flourishing garden that lasts through the summer with these nine helpful tips from seasoned gardening...


what is a no-till garden?

less work, less money and healthier ecosystems. here's why no-till gardening might be your next move.


eco-friendly alternatives to lawn grass

here are some attractive alternatives to a traditional grass lawn.


10 inspiring garden fences

these garden fence ideas will add style to your yard, define the gardening space and keep animals away.


how to build and plant a raised vegetable garden in 3 hours

everyone's excited to get outside and plant. build this raised garden bed kit with a greenhouse cover and you can...


12 best rake tips and tricks

rakes don't just clean up leaves. they can do lawn care and so much more.

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13 best shade perennials that won’t take over your garden

finding plants that don't just survive, but thrive in shade can be challenging. these shade perennials are a sure win...


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9 perennials you should divide in spring

want free perennials? divide perennials in spring so you'll have more to transplant in your garden and share with family...


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top 10 best flowers for growing in pots

even if you have a small garden, deck or patio, you can still grow beautiful flowers! we found the best...


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if you plant this, hummingbirds will flock to your home

want an easy way to attract hummingbirds to your garden? grow a hummingbird mint plant! pollinators can't resist these colorful...


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garden cultivator vs tiller: what’s the difference?

don't confuse a cultivator with a tiller; they're different tools for different jobs. here's how to decide which is right...


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get your hands on some family handyman approved hestra job duratan flex work gloves

when headed outdoors to work on your spring projects, the first essential tool to reach for...