6 Gardening Essentials

Whether you’re a seasoned gardener, or you have a barely-green thumb, these pretty and practical tools will help you step up your game this spring.

10 Goofproof Outdoor Plants

If tending to your flora is leaving you feeling wilted, take heart: These plants are almost impossible to kill.

7 Eye-Catching Outdoor Lanterns

Get a beautiful glow—no juice cleanse required! Just display one of these lanterns and let the flickering light add ambience to your space (and your face).

8 Gorgeous Garden Stools

Use one of these multi-purpose stools as a stylish seat, a sweet display for blooms, or a perch for a platter of hors d’oeuvres.

How to Compost

Composting reduces your home’s waste, helps the environment, and refreshes your flower beds.  Get started with these FAQs.

7 Tools Every Gardener Needs

Has the bloom faded on your old planting gear? Real Simple’s expert testers got their hands dirty in search of the sharpest tools in the shed.

6 Pretty Planters for Your Garden

Take a peek at these unique options and get your green thumb working.

6 Great Insect Repellent Options

Here, six wily weapons in the War on Bugs that let you skip the sticky sprays and enjoy the great outdoors itch-free.

11 Secrets to the Best-Looking Yard on the Block

Florence Boogaerts creates lush scenes for discerning clients (and shares her wisdom with students at the New York Botanical Garden). When it comes to sprucing up a yard, she doesn’t beat around the bush.

Bucket Grip

A clever way to repurpose an everyday item.

Garden Caddy

A clever way to repurpose an everyday item.

Month-by-Month Guide to Vegetable Gardening

How to prep, plant, and maintain your garden for a bountiful harvest every season.