Caring for Your Yard
What does your garden look like? Does it have trees and flowers, grass, or a big vegetable bed? Chances are, whatever you have, you have questions about how to care for your yard, lawn, and garden. Fortunately, there are answers, from picking the right plants to watering, fertilizing, and staking. Start with your soil: If it's too sandy or has too much clay, you can fix it; the right amendments will go a long way toward helping. When spring starts and you're headed to the nursery, you've probably experienced some plant confusions; discover how to pick the healthiest plants (as well as the easiest ones to start on your own from seeds if you want). You might want to install a brand-new lawn, or you might just want to rejuvenate the one you have; discover how to start one from seed or sod and give yourself a lush, green carpet underfoot. Mulch is a great gardening friend -- keeping down weeds, preserving moisture. Figure out the best mulch for your garden and how much mulch you need. You'll also find tips to save yourself labor in the garden so you can create a stunning yard and have plenty of hours to enjoy it, from building raised beds, making your own compost, and pruning trees and shrubs. Plus, there's advice for no-till gardening, top tools to take the back break out of all those outdoor to-do tasks, and cheap garden gear to trim your budget.
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Gardening Where You Are
Get yard-care tips specifically for your region!
How to Make Compost
Compost is an inexpensive way to turn yard clippings into a nutritious garden soil additive.
Building a Flowerbed Without Digging
Save your back! You can build a beautiful flowerbed without lifting a shovel.
10 Steps to Beginning a Garden
Gardening is an inspirational hobby. Here's how to start a garden.
Create a chemical-free garden. Organic gardening is easy.
What to Prune When
Keep your landscape and garden neat and trim with these tips.
Grow your own vegetables and flowers from seed. Inexpensive, satisfying, and easy!
25 No-Cost (or Low-Cost) Garden Tools
Save cash! Gardening tools don't have to cost a bundle. See how!
Make Your Own Potting Bench
A potting bench is so usefu, and you can build one of your own so easily.
How to Grow Healthy Plants
Growing vigorous and robust plants is easy. Follow these tips.
Ultimate Rose-Care Guide
Everyone's favorite flower, roses are also easy to grow!
Drought Survival for Your Lawn
Lawns need water. Here's what to do when the rains don't come.
Lawn Care Made Simple
A gorgeous lawn is every homeowner's dream. Here's how to make that dream come true.