Gardening Guides

About General Gardening

How does your garden grow? Find out here, in our General Gardening section! Learn the basics that every gardener should know, from understanding plant life cycles and choosing healthy plants, to more involved gardening tips, like the importance of companion planting.

What's Inside


Every gardener has to start somewhere. Welcome to the basics! This section takes you through some easy and affordable tricks of the trade, including basic gardening principles and garden time-savers.


Growing Conditions

Understanding your site’s growing conditions is an important step in becoming a successful gardener. Need some help in assessing what you’ve got to work with? Check out these articles.


Plant Selection

You can’t garden without the plants! Here’s a look at what to look for when it comes to choosing the best plants for your landscape.


First Steps

You've got the basics down and are ready to get growing. Now what? The articles in this section take "general gardening" to the next level – from setting goals to becoming a sustainable gardener.

Regional Gardening Tips

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