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.

12 Ways to Prep Your Lawn and Garden for Fall

Make your life easier in the fall by being proactive! Check out these tips for getting your lawn and garden ready for the colder months ahead.

11 Things to Do in August to Get Your Garden Ready for Fall

Even in the coldest hardiness zones, August isn't yet the time to start putting your gardens to rest for the...


7 Gardening Mistakes You Might Be Making with Your Perennial Plants

Your flower beds aren't living up to that gardening magazine ideal? You may be making one of these common perennial...


How to Harvest Rhubarb the Right Way (Hint: Don’t Cut It!)

Don't cut those rhubarb stalks! Here's why it's a bad idea, and how to harvest rhubarb the right way.


11 Things to Never Keep in Your Backyard

Theft, damage and accidents are all too common when you leave these items in your backyard.

7 Organic 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...


13 Vegetables That Take the Least Amount of Time to Grow

Master Gardeners reveal the fastest growing veggies—plus a few foods you can grow without seeds!


How to Amend Soil for a Nutrient-Rich Garden

Here's how to amend your soil's texture, pH and nutrients to maximize garden growth.


40+ Colourful Plants to Brighten Up Your Landscape

Want to add more colour to your landscape this season? Start by incorporating one or more of these stunning landscaping...


12 Shed Storage Ideas to Organize Your Space At Last

Don't let your shed become disorganized or overrun with junk! Instead, turn it into a well-lit, useful space that has...


Fall Backyard Birding Checklist: 13 Tips to Attract More Birds to Your Yard This Autumn

Every season brings tasks that backyard birders can do to encourage more birds to visit. Read on for easy projects...


24 Clever Repurposed Garden Containers

Each of these creative garden containers once had a completely different purpose.


8 Surprising Facts You Didn’t Know About Bluebirds

Get to know this trio of close-knit, grub-loving fliers.

10 Inexpensive Plants That Will Make Your Garden Pop

You get a lot of bang for the buck with these inexpensive plants. A small investment can pay big rewards...


10 Bee Friendly Plants Worth Adding to Your Yard

Want to give nature's most important pollinators a helping hand? Add these bee friendly plants to your yard, garden or...


Carson Arthur’s Top 10 Herbs For All Growing Conditions

In his new book, Vegetables, Chickens & Bees, Canadian gardening and outdoor design expert Carson Arthur reveals his go-to herbs...


7 Tips for Attracting Butterflies to Your Backyard

To attract butterflies to your home, you need to make them feel at home. Here are seven tips for making...


25 Simple Landscaping Ideas For the Perfect Garden

Ready to upgrade your garden? Follow these simple landscaping ideas to turn your dream green space into a reality.


12 Lucky Plants You Should Add to Your Home

Everyone can use a little extra good fortune. Take a page from the annals of mythology and add a few...


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

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


Winter Gardening Guide: 5 Inspired Indoor Gardening Tips

The end of summer doesn't necessarily mean the end of gardening season! Keep your greenthumb supple with these five inspired...

5 Facts About Bees That Are Absolutely False

There are almost 20,000 known species of bee, but some of them fit none of the archetypes people will normally...


5 Secrets to Maintaining the Perfect Lawn

This summer the lawn doesn't have to be greener on the other side. With these simple secrets you can create...


Beginner’s Guide to the Best Summer Flowers in Canada

Early summer is a time of bounty in any garden: a full canopy of leaves on trees and shrubs form...


8 Autumn Chores for the Lazy Gardener

Gardening seems to lose its appeal when the weather turns nippy and rainy. But if you do these simple autumn...


9 Tips to Fix a Troubled Lawn

If you want the lush, beautiful lawn of your dreams, it's crucial to catch lawn problems early and to address...


7 Insects You Actually Want In Your Garden

Not all bugs are pests! Here's how to roll out the welcome mat for insects that are actually good for...