Gardening

Growing season is short in Canada, so make the most of it with these expert gardening tips. Find problem-solving flowers for every type of growing condition, house plant hacks, and more pro tips to keep your green thumb supple.

The Best Annual Flowers for Your Planter Pots

These pretty annuals thrive in containers, making them perfect candidates for the planter pots on your deck and balcony.

Great Gardening Ideas For Small Spaces

No backyard? No problem! Use these urban gardening tips to add greenery to even the smallest porch, patio or balcony.


Hardy Indoor Plants You (Probably) Can’t Kill

Got a brown thumb? Maybe you're just not growing the right plants! These hardy varieties are virtually indestructible.


Genius Gardening Hacks to Save Time, Money and Effort

Maintaining a beautiful garden is a lot of hard work, but you can labour more efficiently with these brilliant tips.


No Natural Light? These Houseplants Thrive in Near Darkness

These plants grow exceptionally well in low light, making them ideal for brightening up a gloomy corner.

How to Grow a Healing Garden

Heal rashes, treat depression and reduce indigestion with these medicinal plants you can grow at home.


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How to Get Rid of Crabgrass: A Step-by-Step Guide

Need to defend your turf from crabgrass? Follow these tips and learn how to kill crabgrass and be one step...

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This Clever Landscaping Trick Will Transform Your Yard

Ever wish you could reorganize your garden after seeing how the mature plants look? Here's a genius way to do...


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18 Things You Should Never Do to Your Lawn

Whether you have a green thumb or not, it’s easy to maintain a blissful, barefoot-worthy backyard. For starters, avoid these...


This is the Most Efficient Way to Mow the Lawn

When it comes to keeping lush green grass, there is a right and wrong way to mow the lawn. Follow...


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8 Flowers That Attract Hummingbirds

Readers captured energetic birds zipping through their gardens. These nectar-rich blooms keep them buzzing back for more.

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These Are the Best Mosquito Repellent Plants—and More Tricks to Keep Mosquitoes Away

Beautiful days and warm nights mean it's barbecue season! Don't let pests ruin your summer—learn how to keep mosquitoes away.


Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Mow Your Lawn Every Week

You may want to consider mowing less after knowing what we know.


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7 Eco-Friendly Lawn Care Tips to Try This Year

This is the year to go au naturel—with your lawn care! It'll take a little work and patience, but you...


What You Need to Know About Lawn Mower Oil

When was the last time you checked your lawn mower oil? Check out these helpful hints for lawn mower maintenance.


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5 Flowers You Should Never Plant in Your Garden

Not only can they irritate your skin and aggravate allergies, some can be downright poisonous. Here's everything you need to...

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The Green Thumb’s Guide: 10 Simple Tips for Growing a Vegetable Garden—Anywhere!

Ever dreamed of growing your own vegetable garden? From choosing the perfect location to picking what to grow (and how...


Could This Be What’s Behind Your “Fruit Fly” Infestation?

If you've been trying to rid your home of fruit flies for a while now without any luck, there's a...


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10 Plants That Will Attract Birds and Butterflies to Your Garden

Flowers and plants add colour to your landscaping, but wildlife really is what brings it to life. Here's what you...


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This is When You Should Start Mowing Your Lawn in the Spring

Keep these things in mind before mowing your lawn for the first time this spring.


How to Care For Your Poinsettia After the Holidays

With the proper care, your holiday houseplants can last well into the new year.


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Inspired Indoor Gardening Ideas to Get You Through a Long Winter

The end of summer doesn't necessarily mean the end of gardening season! Keep your green thumb supple with these indoor...


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10 Fall Yard Maintenance Tips You’ll Wish You Knew Sooner

Take a few minutes to read these fall yard maintenance tips, and you could save yourself hours of work outdoors.


Should You Rake Leaves or Just Leave Them?

Is raking up your leaves and taking them to the dump really the best course of action?

Sunflower Photography to Brighten Your Day

A gorgeous gallery celebrating bright, beautiful and blooming sunflowers.


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9 Signs Your Tree Is Dying

Certified arborists reveal the sure signs a tree is in distress—along with tips on how to save it.


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30+ Cheapskate Handy Hints for the Outdoors

Save those milk jugs, soda cans and pool noodles you thought were useless—and give them a new life outdoors with...


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What You Should Know Before Starting a Garden

Ready to get growing? These gardening tips can help.


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12 Easiest Foods to Grow at Home During the Pandemic

Whether you've got a backyard plot or containers on your patio, porch, or apartment balcony, growing your own fresh vegetables...


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30+ Yard Tool Hacks That’ll Make Your Life Easier

Save your back! These simple and smart updates to everyday yard tools will make your outdoor chores a heck of...