Gardening & Landscaping

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Our experts provide guidance on almost any landscaping project you want to try. We have complete sections on gardening fundamentals, weed & disease control, and hardscape projects like walkways, walls and fences. The Gardening Fundamentals section includes useful articles on organic gardening, composting, tree planting and plant maintenance.

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Explore our Tools & Materials section for tips on the best equipment for your landscape project as well as suggestions for the maintenance and tool storage. The Tools & Materials section expands to include tools for farms as well as gardens. We also spotlight landscape resources like landscape design software, landscape contractors and landscape architects. After reading an article, please rate it so that we can share your evaluation with others.

More Gardening & Landscaping Articles

  • How To Buy Grapevines

    Grapevines make for excellent decorations, but where do you find grapevine if it's not growing in your yard?
  • How To Plant a Vegetable Garden

    Preparing your own vegetable garden may require a lot of time and effort, but the payoffs are more than worth it. If you have a vegetable garden, you could enjoy...
  • How To Establish a Vegetable Garden Bed

    Growing your own vegetables is a great way for you to enjoy fresh, pesticide-free and nutritious greens minus the grocery expenses. If you have enough space in your...
  • How To Establish a Garden Bed

    The quality of your garden soil determines the condition of your vegetation. Rich and fertile garden beds naturally result in lush flora. The most important procedure...
  • How To Do Pumpkin Seed Pre-Germination

    Pre-germinating pumpkin seeds helps you increase the chances of successfully turning the seeds into seedlings when you start your planting project. This is useful when...
  • How To Prepare a Drought Resistant Garden

    Water is very important in keeping a garden healthy. However, there will be times when the water supply will be limited. This usually occurs in summer, when drought is...
  • How To Sow Seeds in a Seed Tray

    People are used to planting in the conventional way where seeds are sowed into a piece of land outdoors. However another, and a more practical way of planting can be...
  • How To Stamp a Concrete Patio

    Granite, flagstaff stones, brickwork, and cobblestones can transform your house into a grand and luxurious vacation house. However, changing out your current concrete...
  • How To Stretch Wire Mesh Fence

    Using wire mesh fence is one of the most economical ways of marking your land’s boundaries, fending strangers and animals away from it, and keeping your animals...
  • How To Soak Seeds before Planting

    Most plants in a vegetable or flower garden are started from seeds. When you buy seeds in packets, these are usually pre-treated and selected to give gardeners only...
  • How To Use Wood Chips in a Garden

    Wood chips can serve your garden very well. They can work not only to decorate the whole area but can also double as a mulching compound for the flowerbeds. This is...
  • How To Start Seedlings for your Garden

    Seedlings save you time and effort by allowing you to skip over the delicate seed phase of a plant's life. However, seedlings are still in a fragile stage of...
  • How To Use a Rain Barrel for a Sprinkler System

    Mother Nature provides water that, although unsuitable for human consumption, can be used to water the plants. Rain water, when uncollected, goes to waste. Why pay for...
  • How To Spring Cleanup your Landscape

    The returning warmth of the sun present in spring causes a lot of people to consider cleaning up their landscapes. It’s refreshing to see the ground after snow has...
  • How To Select Deer Resistant Plants

    Varied deer species are found across the continental U.S. They are widely distributed, and hunted. In fact, deer hunting is a popular activity in the U.S. and it plays...
  • How To Use Mothballs as Snake Repellent

    For most people, mothballs are used in the closet and in cabinets or drawers to keep clothes from being eaten by small insects. Some people, however, claim that...
  • How To Use Hydrogen Peroxide in the Garden

    Hydrogen peroxide is one of the most underestimated substances when it comes to its beneficial use. Bearing the molecules of both water and oxygen, it is an effective...
  • How To Use Natural Repellent Against Wasps

    Wasps are insects whose diet consists of other insects, mostly pests. They do not prey on humans, only that they inhabit amongst us. They build their nests within our...
  • How To Use Feng Shui to Organize Your Covered Patio or Back Porch

    Feng Shui helps when it comes to organizing your covered patio or back porch. The object of Feng Shui is to ensure the flow of good energy and restore harmony and...
  • How To Treat your Pool without Chemicals

    If you own a pool, then you know how expensive and arduous it can be to maintain it. Chlorine and other chemicals are very expensive, and oftentimes can cause an...
  • How To Transplant a Banana Tree

    Banana trees live in warm temperatures. You need to transplant them indoors once the climate gets cold. But you must be careful in removing their rhizome. Note that...
  • How To Understand the Different Kinds of Cat Trees

    Choosing which cat tree is suitable for your house does not need to be that complicated. You just need to understand that there are different kinds of cat trees...
  • How To Eradicate Moles

    If you have a garden, then you know that one of the pests that you have to deal with in your lawn care and maintenance are moles. These creatures live underground and...
  • How To Trim a Tree with a Chainsaw

    Most people would associate a chainsaw with the gruesome horror flick Texas Chainsaw Massacre. But truth be told, a chainsaw has many uses than most tools at home! A...
  • How To Recycle Sawdust as Natural Weed Killer

    There are many ways to recycle and reuse sawdust. One of the more popular ways is to use it as mulch for covering the soil where herbs are planted. Another way is to...
  • How To Transplant Saw Palmetto

    Saw palmetto is a type of a palm bush plant that grows mostly in the state of Florida. It is considered to be a small plant as it can only reach up to 5 feet in length...
  • How To Transplant Seedlings

    Gardening is an activity that many find therapeutic and fun. Aside from transforming your boring lawn into a spectacular garden, planting does come with plenty of...
  • How To Sharpen a Cross Cut Saw

    Not too many people actually own a cross cut saw anymore. Cross cut saws are different from the normal saw as these particular saws are made – as indicated by its...
  • How To Sharpen a Chainsaw Mechanically

    While you can sharpen smaller knives with just a simple stone or file, for bigger and more complicated equipment such as chainsaws – though you can sharpen them at...
  • How To Sharpen a Chain Saw Blade

    Chainsaws are very powerful and scary tools. Have you watched the Texas Chainsaw Massacre? This is why you should handle these power tools with care. Though chainsaws...
  • How To Shape Bonsai Trees

    Bonsai is a Japanese art form of planting (sai) a tree on a shallow tray or bon. A bonsai uses a plant that is normally started from a seedling, a cutting or a...
  • How To Shape a Living Pine Tree

    Shaping and pruning enhance the shape of the trees and shrubs and will give your garden a beautiful and neat look. Trees and shrubs benefit from regular and proper...
  • How To Set Up an Outdoor Fish Pond

    Fishes have a very calming effect when you look at them swim around, not to mention hearing the soothing sounds of the water gently splashing around in the pond.Apart...
  • How To Separate and Plant New Lilac Bushes

    It is good to have lilac bushes in the garden since they multiply over time, sprouting new shoots in the surrounding area of the mother plant. You can take these lilac...
  • How To Select the Right Dog Fence

    If you live in a house with a wide yard that extends to the woods, it is advisable to put up a dog fence to avoid your pet from getting lost in the woods. Dog fences...
  • How To Rotate Crops to Improve the Soil in a Garden

    Experienced gardeners know that for them to have a healthy soil in their garden, they have to practice crop rotation- the practice of planting different crops within...
  • How To Prune Concord Grapevines

    Usually used in wines, juices or as everyday food staple, Concord grapes are specifically derived from another particular species known as fox grapes. They appear dark...
  • How To Protect Your Garden from Ground Hogs

    Keeping groundhogs out of your garden requires some work and careful preparation.Here's how to groundhog-proof your garden.
  • How To Rid Soil of Pests and Diseases

    No matter what type of soil you have, it may acquire pests and diseases. However, there are several ways to make the soil clean. Each method differs according to...
  • How To Properly Backwash a DE Pool Filter

    Are you curious on how to do backwashing for your brand new pool or budget-conscious in servicing your pool filter? Here is an outlined detail of how to get the job...
  • How To Rid Your Lawn of Pesky Moles

    Moles are a growing problem across America for people with lawns. These pesky buggers destroy plants and leave mountains of dug out soil on your lawn. They burrow...
  • How To Repel Houseplant Bugs with Castile Soap

    Castile soap can be your easy and natural remedy to repel houseplant bugs from your potted plants.
  • How To Repel House Flies

    House flies are a constant problem, but a few easy household tips can help repel house flies and keep them away from your home and family.
  • How To Repel Deer from Eating Plants

    If deer have been eating the plants in your garden, try these deer repellent tricks to repel deer without harming them.
  • How To Reseal Your Deck

    The deck is supposed to be resealed yearly to keep its integrity and functionality. If you fail to reseal it, water will penetrate the wood and encourage mildew growth...
  • How To Replace Your Existing Door Bell or Door Chime

    Knowing how to replace basic appliances like door bells and door chimes doesn’t only give you satisfaction; it can also save you a lot of money. By using a few tools...
  • How To Purchase a Solar Swimming Pool Cover

    A solar swimming pool cover is the most energy saving and budget efficient kind you can get. Follow these steps on how to get one.
  • How To Prune Untrained Apple Trees

    If there are branches below ten feet, then it’s still possible to make an untrained apple tree bear fruit again. Here's how to prune the tree.
  • How To Prune Pear Trees in Winter

    Winter is the best time to prune a pear tree as it is dormant. Here are the steps on how to prune pear trees in winter and enjoy the fruit it will bear.
  • How To Prune Grape Vines in the 1st Year

    The first year of a grapevine is highly important. It sets the tone of growth for the future. Learn how to properly prune the grapevine in its first year.