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

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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