The Dirt

Welcome to the spot for sound advice & expert how-to tips for making your garden the best it's ever been, from Better Homes & Gardens editor-in-chief Stephen Orr.

Create Your Dream Garden


Know the Basics

Secrets Every Beginner Should Know

Margaret Roach has learned plenty during her 30 years of planting. With the rerelease of her seminal book, A Way to Garden, she shares her advice for beginners.

Maintain Your Landscape