Gardening Tips

20+ Extraordinary Uses for the Junk in Your Garage
20+ Extraordinary Uses for the Junk in Your Garage

Find double duty for your recycling, sports gear, hardware, and more while bringing organization… >>

Meet the Gangsta Gardener
Meet the Gangsta Gardener

Ron Finley’s garden in South Central Los Angeles is not extraordinary. What he’s done with it… >>

7 Unique Bird Houses You Wish You Could Move Into
7 Unique Bird Houses You Wish You Could Move Into

With their unusual designs and attention to detail, these show-stopping homes are true works of art. >>

14 Medicinal Herbs You Can Grow
14 Medicinal Herbs You Can Grow

Here's an A to Z guide to the medicinal herbs that relieve common ailments like indigestion… >>

6 Golden Rules for Planning a Garden
6 Golden Rules for Planning a Garden

Most successful gardens have foundation plants, trees and shrubs, and ground cover, along with… >>

9 Colorful Flowers That Grow in Shade
9 Colorful Flowers That Grow in Shade

Love flowers but think your garden doesn't get enough sun? These shade flowers grow happily even… >>

Growing Herbs: The 10 Best for a Home Garden
Growing Herbs: The 10 Best for a Home Garden

Plant these popular herbs in your garden like basil, thyme, and dill, and enjoy some… >>

Coffee Grounds: 6 Ways to Reuse Them
Coffee Grounds: 6 Ways to Reuse Them

Here are a handful of reasons not to toss your coffee grounds and to use them in the garden, for… >>

How to Fix 11 Common Lawn Problems
How to Fix 11 Common Lawn Problems

Improve your grass when it comes to weeds, bare patches, mushrooms, seasonal swamp, and more. >>

Zero Waste Uses for Eggs, Eggshells, and Egg Cartons
Zero Waste Uses for Eggs, Eggshells, and Egg Cartons

The ultra-utilitarian egg is a kitchen staple, but it has several other surprising uses around the… >>

11 Secrets You Won't Learn at the Garden Center
11 Secrets You Won’t Learn at the Garden Center

You can grow beautiful, healthy plants by using these common, inexpensive household items when you… >>

10 Expert Gardening Tips for Beginners
10 Expert Gardening Tips for Beginners

Love to garden? These tips from The Family Handyman will help you be faster, cleaner, and more… >>

This Fall, Become a Volunteer Farmer
This Fall, Become a Volunteer Farmer

During the week, I'm a magazine editor. But sometimes, on the weekend, I'm a farmer. WWOOF… >>

Easy Gardening: Grow Mushrooms at Work
Easy Gardening: Grow Mushrooms at Work

I've painstakingly nurtured windowsill basil plants, and shooed ambitious animals out of past… >>

Is Your Backyard Toxic?
Is Your Backyard Toxic?

Keep your family healthier at home: Don't overlook these surprising hazard zones in your backyard. >>

RD on GMA: 13 Things Your Landscaper Won't Tell You
RD on GMA: 13 Things Your Landscaper Won’t Tell You

Liz Vaccariello, editor-in-chief and chief content officer of Reader's Digest, shares the 13 Things… >>

Preserve Your Petals: How to Dry Flowers
Preserve Your Petals: How to Dry Flowers

Use this simple step-by-step guide to drying flowers to turn your blooms into colorful keepsakes. >>

13+ Things Your Landscaper Won't Tell You
13+ Things Your Landscaper Won’t Tell You

Add as much as 15% to your home's value with these expert landscaping tips. >>

The Best Houseplants for Clean Air and Better Health
The Best Houseplants for Clean Air and Better Health

Plants promote clean air. They also fight fatigue, stress, dry throat and headache -- at home or in… >>

More Things Your Arborist Won't Tell You
More Things Your Arborist Won’t Tell You

Find out what to look for in a reliable tree service. >>