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.

Flowers
Training a Climbing Rose
Climbing roses produce two kinds of shoots: the main structural canes and the flowering shoots, which grow from the canes....
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Maintaining a Perennial Garden
Dividing Perennials

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Edibles
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....
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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....
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Planting a Window Box
Preserving Cut Flowers

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Landscaping
Planning a Low-Maintenance Landscape
Landscapes that require minimum time and money to maintain require thoughtful planning and...
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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....
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Coping with Pest Deer
Making a Raised-Bed Garden

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