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You want to make your lawns and landscapes — the places where your children play and your vegetables grow — as safe as possible. Our landscaping blog provides the ideas, information and experience, to help you do it.

Share tips and ask questions over at our Lawn Care Forum. Because, the grass doesn’t always have to grow greener next door!

Flower Growing Guides


Flowers can brighten up and enliven any landscape. Click here for our growing guides, tips and more.

Organic Lawn Care 101

Healthy Lawns

Love your lawn — and the people who use it — by going chemical-free! Click on our go-to guide to get started.

Rose Gardening Guru


Simple, effective techniques for growing fantastic roses you (and neighbors!) will brag about.

Orchard & Tree Pests

Pest Control

Got bugs? Click here for pictures, descriptions and a complete list of earth-friendly remedies.

Saving Bees, One Yard at a Time

Video Channel

You don’t have to be a beekeeper to have a pollination home team. Learn how to support local bee populations here.

Ornamental Berries for the Holidays

Landscape Design

Red holly and ornamental berries of all hues bring color to winter gardens.

Flower Gardens

Flower Gardening 101

Flower Gardens

A garden filled with flowers will brighten up and enliven any landscape.


Flower Gardens

Cultivated for a millennium, hops are an integral component of one of America’s favorite pastimes: beer brewing!

Fall Is the Time To Plant Lilies


Lilies are among the most beautiful and fragrant flowers in the garden. Here's how and when to plant them.

Healthy Lawns


Compost & Soil

Mulching grass clippings back into your lawn means less labor and healthier turf.

Organic Lawns, Healthy Soil

Compost & Soil

Healthy soil that's rich in microbial life saves you money, time and effort.

Save Water On Your Lawn

Garden Calendar

Tips for using less water when city restrictions demand it.

Landscape Design

Holly for the Holidays


Find the right kind of holly for your landscape and grow it!

Tips To Keep Your Landscape Green

Landscape Design

Healthy lawns and gardens save water, stay attractive. Here's how to grow green all summer long.

Tips To Conserve Water This Summer


Lawn and garden watering jumps in the summer. Here's how to save water and money at the same time.

Rose Gardens

Springtime Care of Roses

Garden Calendar

Pruning and fertilizing of rose bushes rewards with rich, sumptuous blooms.

Trellis & Arbor Ideas

Fruits & Berries

Vertical gardening with roses, grapes and other vines on arbors and trellises.

Rose Gardening 101

Garden Design

Learn how to plant, grow and care for roses using these proven, organic techniques.

Trees & Shrubs

Holly for the Holidays


Find the right kind of holly for your landscape and grow it!

Planting A Bare Root Fruit Tree

Fruits & Berries

Tips on planting apple, plum, pear, cherry and other popular fruit trees from bare-root stock.

Early Season Fruit Thinning

Fruits & Berries

Thinning emerging apples, peaches and other fruits early in the season improves size, quality and future blooming.