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How-To Projects

Inspiration and instructions for gardening techniques, projects, and crafts

Ready to dive into something new? Looking for help before tackling an unfamiliar task? Our How-to Projects take you step-by-step through dozens of projects in and around the garden.

Training a Climbing Rose
Climbing roses produce two kinds of shoots: the main structural canes and the flowering shoots, which grow from the canes....

Maintaining a Perennial Garden
Dividing Perennials

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Planting Tomatoes
Tomatoes need at least six to eight hours of sun a day to produce well, and full sun is best, especially in cooler climates....

Pruning Brambles
Making a Raised-Bed Garden

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Home and Health
Planting a Child-Friendly Garden
Gardeners love to share their interest in gardening, and sharing with their children can be particularly rewarding....

Planting a Window Box
Preserving Cut Flowers

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Planning a Low-Maintenance Landscape
Landscapes that require minimum time and money to maintain require thoughtful planning and...

Drawing a Landscape Map
Establishing a Wildflower Meadow

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Garden Care
Preventing Apple Pests
Growing your own apple trees is relatively easy, but avoiding insect and disease damage to the fruit requires pruning and prevention....

Coping with Pest Deer
Making a Raised-Bed Garden

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