Get started gardening anywhere by understanding your site, what will grow best there and by providing the best ingredients for success. From windowsill gardens to rooftop raised beds, we’ll give you tips for success with challenging garden sites.
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Your vegetable garden needs an inch of water a week to keep it growing. And what doesn’t come as rainfall will need to come from the spigot. Get nine tips for saving money while watering your vegetable garden this summer.
Rotate your crops to keep edibles at their best year after year. Vegetable gardening takes a lot of nutrients out of soil, and certain kinds of plants can bring diseases and attract pests. When you vary the placement of certain crops each year, you can build up the soil rather than deplete it.
Partnership comes up a lot in conversation with Matthew and Renee Wood, owners of Wood’s Greenhouses in Asbury, New Jersey. They’ve been partners with The Home Depot as an exclusive grower supplying annuals for stores in their area of western New Jersey since 1996.
A soil test is the best way to find out what’s going on under your plants, including the pH level and essential minerals like calcium, lime, gypsum and potassium. When you learn more about your soil, you’ll know the amendments to improve it.
Keep your garden protected from pests like deer and rabbits, and insects like slugs and snails. Get tips on controlling critters now, before they become a bigger problem in the season.
If you’ve never grown vegetables before, starting small is good advice. Learn the basics in the first year and don’t get discouraged by too much too soon. Pick up more gardening tips for your new vegetable garden.
Learn how to properly care for perennials in your garden. It’s important to understand that perennials will sustain some damage in their environments. Insects will nibble on foliage, flower buds will turn mushy in heavy rains, late winter storms will freeze new growth. Just like our human bodies get bumped, bruised and bit as we maneuver through our environments, so do plants.
In the 12-week spring season, Grand Flower Growers will do 80 percent of its annual business, selling annual blooms like geraniums and pansies in 51 Chicago area The Home Depot Garden Centers. Learn more about this exclusive Home Depot grower.
Rethink your outdoor space with these tips for making the most of a patio, balcony or deck. Plan ahead for a year of outdoor entertaining.
Houseplants add beauty to our living spaces, but low maintenance doesn’t mean no maintenance. Learn to spot houseplant problems and pests before they harm your plants.
Learn how to start a garden even when winter is throwing its worst at you.