Gardening Tips

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… >>

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

Find out what you need to know about keeping your trees healthy and lush from the professionals. >>

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… >>

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… >>

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. >>

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. >>

10 Medicinal Herbs You Can Grow at Home
10 Medicinal Herbs You Can Grow at Home

In his new book, Grow Your Own Drugs, ethnobotanist James Wong explains how anyone can make… >>

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… >>

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… >>

Composting Dos and Don’ts
Composting Dos and Don’ts

Skip pesticides and chemical fertilizers. Dryer lint can be composted, and so can old rags. Here, a… >>

Is Your Backyard Toxic?
Is Your Backyard Toxic?

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

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. >>

10 Tips for Planning Your Indoor Garden
10 Tips for Planning Your Indoor Garden

Plants bring life and color into the home and require little in the way of maintenance. Follow… >>

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… >>

What Leaf Blower Makers Don't Want You to Know About Rakes
What Leaf Blower Makers Don’t Want You to Know About Rakes

Shopping leaf blowers? Don't go to the hardware store before reading our forbidden advice for… >>

6 Top Picks for Apple Picking
6 Top Picks for Apple Picking

Apple pie, apple strudel, applesauce -- your favorite recipes are begging for fresh apples. Here… >>

Plant for Autumn Color
Plant for Autumn Color

Seasonal plants for autumn are often overlooked, yet they give a generous display right up until… >>

How to Make a Scarecrow
How to Make a Scarecrow

Scarecrows have been used for ages to scare birds away from crops. Here's an easy look at how to… >>

5 Ways to Save on Backyard Projects
5 Ways to Save on Backyard Projects

With a clear-cut plan, the right contractors and proper tools, there's no reason why your backyard… >>