gardening

The 7 Easiest Plants to Grow Indoors and Outdoors

With these easy-growing plants, you can add fresh air and color to your home, office, or yard no matter what color your thumb is.

The Only 4 Things a Vegetable Garden Needs

Getting seeds to sprout into a bountiful harvest seems like a lot of hard work. The truth is, your garden only needs a few fundamentals to produce well.

Stuff We Love: A Lightweight Electric Lawn Mower

Unless you're mowing the South 40, an electric mower is powerful enough to get the job done. Tame your lawn with the GreenWorks 3 in 1 Electric Lawn Mower.

Save Money and Water With These 6 Clever Landscaping Hacks

If you've been eyeing your neighbor's perfectly landscaped lawn, try some of these strategies to create a low-cost outdoor oasis.

20 Great Frugal Skills — and How to Get Them

Independence is at the heart of frugality. But to be independent, you need skills. Here are 20 easy-to-learn skills that can save you money.

6 Mosquito-Repellent Plants With a Dual Purpose

These inexpensive herbs and flowers can add decoration to your garden and flavor to your meals...and they just happen to deter mosquitoes too!

Going Native: Landscaping for Your Climate

From the dry desert to the humid woods, paying attention to your climate when you landscape can benefit both your wallet and the environment.

How to Save on Summer Garden Flowers

Get big, beautiful blooms while sticking to a little, tiny budget with these frugal gardening tips.

How to Prevent Plant Theft

Mean-spirited but common, plant thieves will cut your blooms, remove front-stoop pots, or even dig trees up from your yard. Learn how to foil them.

9 Helpful (and Weird) Uses for Hair and Excess Pet Fur

I'm not going to claim that they're all pleasant, but from charity donations to creating crafts, there are several ways to reuse human hair and pet fur.

10 Gardening Lessons Learned the Hard Way

Finally, my black thumb has turned green, and I can pick fresh vegetables for our dinner several nights a week. Learn from my trial and error.

6 High-Tech Tools to Help Your Garden Grow

From identifying flowers to knowing the best time to plant those peas, bring your old-fashioned garden up to snuff with these six stellar tech tools.

Use Beer to Get Rid of Pests

Humans aren't the only creatures that like drinking beer — all sorts of creepy, crawly, and furry things do too. Learn how to use suds to keep pests at bay.

What to Do With 100 Tomatoes

Growing your own fruits and vegetables can provide a bounty of fresh produce. Here's what to do when things get a little too bountiful.

Garden Ideas for Small Spaces

With a move on the horizon, from residential house to suburban apartment, I realize I can't forgo the garden.

5 Ways to Preserve Zucchini

Zucchini is a delicious vegetable to grow...and one plant can yield so many squash! Make the most of your crop with these tasty ways to preserve zucchini.

Xeriscaping to Promote Water Conservation

There are many benefits to what is known as Xeriscaping, or "dry" gardening. Xeric landscaping means planting native flowers and plants to your region that req

How to Plan Your Garden

So, here it is, time to start thinking about and planning your spring and summer vegetable garden! There are several factors to consider before planting your garden.

How to Save Big Money on Next Year's Lawn and Garden

The time to start planning your lawn and garden is right now. Get the tips you need to save some green come spring time.

How Many Will Lose Money on Those "Frugal" Gardens This Year?

As the economy falters, gardening looks better than ever this spring. But as the daughter of a veteran gardener, I've seen too much heartache to believe seed companies' promises of