Garden Planning

3 Easy Gardening Hacks to Get You Ready for Spring

Using items you probably already have around the house. 

10 Gardening Mistakes You May Be Making

Digging up flowers instead of weeds. Drowning the tulips. Real Simple readers reveal their growing woes and garden design pros plot out the solutions.

8 Basic Gardening Tools Every Newbie Needs

Get your green thumb ready with these picks.

How to Compost

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

8 Plants You’ll Barely Need to Water

Two experts share their favorite drought-tolerant plants that will make your life easier (and help you save water)!

9 Gardening Tips for Beginners

Four experts tell you everything you need to know to get growing—even if you don’t have a green thumb.

The Black Thumb Guide to Gardening

Your flowers never grow, but you can’t put your finger on what you’re doing wrong. With these tips, tricks, and techniques, you’ll soon be an old hand at gardening.

8 Steps to a Vegetable and Herb Container Garden

Flowerpots on a windowsill, a terrace, or a patio can provide delicious food all summer long. Here are the simple how-tos for growing a container garden.

3 Instant Backyard Upgrades

Gardening and decorating tips to transform your space.

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.