Video: Winter is the ideal time to plan your garden. If you're planting outdoors, it's also a good time to clear out weeds to keep them from seeding in your soil when the weather turns warm. It's also a great time to sow next year's seedlings.
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If you don't have a lot of gardening space, growing up instead of out makes the most of what you do have available. This three-tiered planter is easy to put together yourself and will help turn your vertical space into a lush garden.
There are many plants out there that are mutually beneficial to each other, but some attract insects that are natural predators to pests in your garden. Take advantage of those properties to both protect and pollinate your garden.
Spreading mulch in your garden helps protect the soil in general, but it has specific benefits during harsh winter conditions. A layer of mulch will keep the soil insulated, roots protected from quickly freezing or overly wet soil, and you'll also end up with better results come spring by laying down mulch in the cold months.
You may already know common plants, like oleander or holly, that are harmful to dogs and cats, but if you're thinking of buying a plant and aren't sure if it is safe for your pet, the ASPCA's searchable index can help.
Outdoor decks create the perfect space for summer barbecuing and add visual appeal to any yard. But you can make decks out of just about anything, which begs the question: which material is the best?