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Urban Gardening 101

(Family Features) Urban living and lush gardens aren't as mutually exclusive as one might assume. In fact, it's possible to cultivate thriving gardens in even the smallest spaces.

How to Create Rain Barrels for Your Garden

(Family Features) Gardeners typically understand plenty of water, good ground and a steady stream of sunshine all play vital roles in the food production process.

Fun Advice to Introduce Kids to Gardening

(Family Features) Warmer months are likely to have the whole family eager to dive into outdoor activities. Create a positive first gardening experience for younger family members with this simple advice.

4 Tips to Plan a Bountiful Garden

(Family Features) Whether you're a novice just learning to cultivate a magical display or an avid gardener with years of experience, early planning can help bring this year's garden to life.

7 expert tips to make sure your lawn is healthy and beautiful

(BPT) - Believe it or not, mowing season is now upon us. And depending on where you live, you may have less time to prepare than you think. Making sure your lawn stays healthy, green and beautiful …

More Gardening Articles
How to Incorporate Water Features into Your Outdoor Decor
In this article, we'll discuss the different types of water features available, and how to properly incorporate them into your backyard design.
Experts Share Tips for Protecting Your Florida Garden from Extreme Weather
In this piece, we'll take a look at some advice and suggestions that can help you maintain the pristine condition of your garden in the Florida style.
How to Start a Beautiful Garden in Florida
If you're lucky enough to live in Florida, you know that the state is home to some of the most beautiful gardens in the country.
Fox Valley announces Grand Re-Opening
In 2017, the Fox family began looking for a piece of land that would provide space for them to live out their dreams of living on their own sustainable farm.
Get it in the ground: Time to prepare for Fall crops
Fall or Autumn, as I like to call it, is a great time of year to plant all the annual veggies that can't tolerate our Florida summer sun.
Interesting Ways to Improve the Look of Your Garden
The following will explore a few nifty ways you can improve the look of your garden. Emphasis will be placed on changes that don’t require a ton of maintenance and effort
Farmworkers remembered in special exhibit and events at the Museum of the Apopkans
Agriculture has been a part of Apopka’s history for many years. The designation of “The Indoor Foliage Capital of the World.”
Andre the Farmer: Let’s talk about Mangos
July and August are mango harvesting time and a kind of the last call for planting new mango trees in Central Florida. So let's talk mangos.
UF research: Norms, not knowledge, drive irrigation habits
Science tells us that if you replace at least one-third of the irrigated area of your yard or landscape with non-irrigated beds, you could save an average of 50,000 gallons of water per year.
New research identifies the needs and tools to help urban farmers succeed
The needs of commercial urban agriculture operations in Florida have been relatively unknown, which led UF/IFAS researchers to dig deeper.

Beyond catnip: 7 safe, cat-friendly plants to have at home

Wag! compiled a list of seven plants that are nontoxic and fun for cats to chew and play with, especially if they don't react well to catnip.   
3 money-saving tips for creating an eco-friendly lawn & garden
(BPT) - More and more Americans enjoy spending time outdoors and are looking for ways to achieve their backyarding goals without breaking the bank.Licensed landscape contractor, author and TV …
Create Beautiful, Inviting Outdoor Spaces
(Family Features) Whether you're looking to enhance your front yard, backyard, porch or patio space, consider these easy and affordable ways to spruce up your outdoor oasis.
Attract Backyard Birds with the Right Seeds
(Family Features) Knowing what kinds of seeds different birds like can help you attract a variety of fine feathered friends to your feeders.
Garden expert approved: New trends and plants for 2023
(BPT) - No matter where you live or how green your thumb, you can enjoy the beauty and bounty of gardening at home. Now is the ideal time to plan a spring garden that will be the envy of the …
Natural inspiration: 5 ways to maximize the goodness of gardening
-(BPT) - Did you know gardening can have a significant, positive impact on people's lives? During the pandemic, 18 million new gardeners turned to their outdoor spaces to relieve the stress and …

Are you making these 5 common spring lawn care mistakes?

(BPT) - Longer days and bountiful sunshine mean the outdoor season has arrived. As excited as you may be to enjoy the fresh air out on your lawn, there are several spring lawn care tasks to complete …

Outdoor Living Trends for 2023

(BPT) - According to leading real estate website Zillow, a functional outdoor space is the most sought-after amenity among today’s homebuyers. For homeowners looking to make the most of their …

Partnering with the pros: How to get your lawn ready for spring

(BPT) - If you enjoy time at home these days, you’re not alone. According to TruGreen’s new survey conducted in collaboration with OnePoll, 69% of Americans spend more time at home than …

5 unexpected ways lawns benefit our communities

(BPT) - Lawns are seemingly everywhere and while you may take them for granted, they're actually hard-working members of an ecosystem benefitting urban and suburban spaces in multiple ways. If lawns …

More home and garden ideas
(BPT) - As we quickly approach warmer months, homeowners are getting ready for their summertime favorites, including spending more time outdoors and entertaining for backyard barbecues. However, they …
(BPT) - Just in time for warmer weather, step outside and imagine your ideal outdoor space. Create an area that complements your lifestyle and encourages you to spend more time outdoors. Now is the …
(BPT) - If you or a family member experiences allergies or asthma, you know how challenging it is to avoid triggers. When pollen is high, its effects show up immediately through irritation of your …
Whether you’re a new homeowner ready to tackle the landscaping for the first time or a seasoned gardener looking to do some updating, when it comes to gardening, you simply need the right tools to do the job well.
(Family Features) Consider these easy and affordable ways to showcase some of your favorite photos.
(David Van Brunt) - With Memorial Day and the official start of summer upon us, it's time to get pools prepped for the swim season. However, as eager as you are to jump in, opening a pool is more …