Let’s Get This Garden Started
Whether you have one window box or an acre of land, it's never too early to start thinking about next summer's garden. Check out these great gardening tips to get a jump on growing season.
Mini Seed Starters
Potted Plant Transport
Here's how to make flower pots, vases, planters, boxes or almost any not-quite-flat-bottom object sit flat on the floor without scratching or slipping. Apply four blobs of acrylic caulk to the bottom, and let them dry until they're almost set. Then turn over the object and place it on a sheet of wax paper until the caulk cures. You'll get four stable feet.
Not Calling Before Digging
Install Flower Boxes
Plant a Tree
Plant Hardy Ground Covers in Shady Areas
Grass is a sun-loving plant. It typically needs six to eight hours of sunlight daily for good health. While several shade-tolerant species may do OK under trees and in other sheltered spots, it's more likely that you'll end up with weeds, scraggly grass and bare ground. It's much better to plant a shade garden or a shade-tolerant ground cover that in a few years will blanket the area like a green carpet. And you won't have to mow. A local nursery expert will advise you on which plants and ground covers do best in your region.