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How to use fertilizer in your garden

Granular fertilizer, water-soluble fertilizer and compost — do you know which one is best for your plants? Learn how to use fertilizer properly in your garden.

Starting seeds indoors

Budget-friendly and convenience-oriented, our tips for starting seeds indoors will get your garden growing with ease!

Seed-starting tips

Want to make starting seeds easier? Garden Gate readers share their favorite seed-starting tips.

How to choose the right rake

Not sure how to choose the right rake? See our comparison between different types of rakes and what features you should look for when buying one.

What to do about boxwood blight

Boxwood blight is a disease that can quickly ruin a gorgeous garden. If you’re growing boxwood, you need to read this and learn what to do about boxwood blight.

When to start seeds indoors

Use this guide to start your seeds indoors at the right time and set them outdoors at the right time and temperature to get them on the track for success.

Poison ivy lookalikes

It can be hard to tell if the plant you’re looking at is poison ivy or a lookalike. Here’s our guide to identifying and getting rid of poison ivy safely.

Beneficial garden insects

Not all bugs are created equally. Here’s a look at some beneficial insects you actually want living in your garden. Learn to identify and attract them.

7 common garden pests

Identifying the problem is the first step in finding a healthy way to reduce — or even eliminate — the damage caused by garden pests. Here are 7 common garden pests you may encounter.

Summer garden checklist

Whether you enjoy growing beautiful blooms or fruits and vegetables, this summer garden checklist will help keep your plants healthy all season.

Common hosta problems

Are you wondering what’s wrong with your hosta? We’ll help you deal with common problems and make sure your hostas always look great.
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