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Are you looking to narrow down the vast choice of options available to you when making decisions for your garden? Well, you've come to the right place. Let Gardening Know How give you their top picks for anything and everything gardening.

    If you are starting a new planting bed, unless you are very lucky, your soil may not be quite up to par. It may be . . .
    Swaying, rustling ornamental grasses add texture, architectural interest and soothing sound to the landscape. There are a host of ornamental grasses widely available at garden . . .
    Like pests in the garden, weeds are often just as inevitable regardless of how hard you try to avoid them otherwise. That being said, there . . .
Composting is an awesome way to help both the environment and your garden. Instead of throwing out those kitchen scraps, you can turn them into . . .
Forget about composting. Okay, maybe not entirely, but many parts of the produce we tend to toss away as inedible can be regrown. Here are . . .
Rock gardens are fun, multi-dimensional spaces. The opportunity to populate the garden with diverse plants can create a fascinating show of color, texture and form. . . .
Plants need water. It’s a basic truth and one that means a gardener’s work is never truly done, especially in those hot summer months when . . .
Those that know me or have read my books, such as The Garden Crypt, are not surprised that I have a love for anything strange . . .
I love tomatoes, as do many people, but I have to say that you really cannot beat the taste of fresh grown heirloom varieties. Heirloom . . .
Everybody has to start somewhere and that is no less true than with gardening. Starting a garden can be a bewildering and yet freeing project. . . .
Grass is lovely to play and walk upon but, boy, can it be a pain to maintain. Mowing, weeds, watering, and edging all combine to . . .
(Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden) I pride myself on being somewhat of an oddball, always looking for unusual plants for the garden or think outside . . .
(Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden) If you’re new to gardening, you may not be familiar with the term indicator plant. What the heck is this, . . .
(Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden) Nearly every gardener knows that having the right tools for your gardening tasks makes the job at hand much easier. . . .
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