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7 Plants That Repel Bugs Naturally, From Mint to Marigolds
Skip the chemical-heavy insect spray in favor of plants that repel bugs naturally. Here, seven options to rid your backyard of pests.
Need a Houseplant Overhaul? Here’s How to Host a Plant Swap
There's no better way to spruce up your home than with some new plants. Here's how to host a plant swap for some fresh new greenery.
No-Dig Gardening: How to Get Started With the Green Alternative
Looking for innovative and eco-friendly ways to grow your own food at home? No-dig gardening is your secret to sustainable cultivation.
Start a Butterfly Garden: 10 Plants and Flowers to Start With
Monarchs and other butterflies rely on a number of plants and flowers for survival. Create your own butterfly garden with these blooms.
10 Native Full-Sun Plants and Flowers That Thrive in the Heat
We're living through one of the hottest summers on record. Here are 10 full-sun plants and flowers that thrive in the heat.
Caring for Pilea Plants: Your Guide to Watering and Propagation
Pilea plants are becoming increasingly popular. Here's your go-to guide to pilea plant care and propagation
How to Find Free Plants: 6 Simple Ways to Add to Your Collection
Free plants are easy to find. Here are some no-cost ways to add to your collection, from attending plant swaps to planting food scraps.
Eggshells for Plants: How to Use Leftover Eggshells for Your Plants and Garden
Don't toss out your eggshells. Here are the benefits of using eggshells for plants, how to go about it, and mistakes to avoid.
How to Make a Terrarium in a Bottle Using Upcycled Materials
Making a terrarium in a bottle is easy when you have an old plastic water bottle and egg carton on hand. Here's how it's done.
5 Low-Maintenance Lawn Alternatives That Will Make You Say Goodbye to Grass
Keeping up a beautiful grass lawn requires a lot of work—and resources. Opt for these sustainable lawn alternatives instead.
How to Make a DIY Greenhouse: 8 Easy Ideas for Every Space
Make your plant parent dreams come true with these DIY greenhouse projects that utilize upcycled materials like bottles and old windows.
Gardyn vs Lettuce Grow: Which Hydroponic Garden System Is Better?
Trying to decide between Gardyn and Lettuce Grow? We're breaking down both hydroponic gardens in terms of cost, sustainability, and more.
Composting Deep-Dive: How It Works, What You Can Compost, and More
Learn the ins and outs of composting. We have the scoop on what it is, how it works, what you can and can't compost, and more.
8 DIY Plant Stand Ideas That Will Instantly Spruce Up Your Space
Need some new ways to display your favorite plants this summer? Here are some creative DIY plant stand ideas to spruce up your space.
'No Mow May' Is the Easiest Way to Help Save the Bees This Spring
Homeowners are participating in "No Mow May," letting their lawns grow freely for an entire month. Here's how it helps save the bees.
How to Make DIY Grow Bags with Old Canvas Tote Bags
Did you know you can make DIY grow bags with your old canvas tote bags? Here's how a gardening expert recommends going about it.
Bringing the Outside In: Indoor Gardening and Biophilic Furniture Are Trending
More people are starting to bring the outside in, whether it's using new tech for an indoor garden or creating biophilic furniture.
5 Natural Insecticides That Keep Your Houseplants Pest-Free
Dealing with houseplant pests? These eco-friendly and natural insecticides will take care of the problem, no toxic chemicals needed.
Compost Tea Is the Key to Healthy Plants—Here's How to Make It
You can use your food scraps to make tea for your plants. Here's how to make compost tea and why it's beneficial for your houseplants.
How to Regrow Celery from Food Scraps in 5 Simple Steps
Learn how to regrow celery from food scraps in five simple steps. All you need is a cup of water and a sunny windowsill!
7 DIY Garden Ideas for a Beautiful Backyard Makeover
These DIY garden ideas transform your space using upcycled materials. Here are some of our favorite projects to get you started.
When to Repot a Plant: 6 Signs to Look For
Wondering when to repot a plant? An expert shared six signs to look out for. Here's everything you need to know.
5 Reasons Your Plants Are Dying, According to a Pro
If you find yourself asking "Why is my plant dying?" far too often, an expert is here to help. Here are five reasons you should know about.
The Best Microgreens Kit: 6 Affordable Options to Try
Countertop gardening just got more fun with these microgreens kit options. Here are the best microgreen growing kits to try.
Bottom Watering Plants: How to Bottom Water Plants Correctly
Bottom watering plants is the easiest way to keep your plants alive. Here's how long to bottom water plants, the benefits, and more.
How to Start Composting at Home: Everything You Need to Know
Want to learn how to start composting at home? This guide will teach you everything you need to know to become a composting pro.
Gardening for Beginners: 12 Tips for Growing Your Own Food
Growing your own food is both fulfilling and eco-friendly. If you're ready to get started, consider this gardening for beginners 101.
5 Pet-Friendly Plants That Are Safe for Dogs and Cats
If you're looking for some pet-friendly plants that are safe for dogs and cats, we have five expert-approved picks you should know about.
How to Water Plants While Away on Vacation: 2 Easy Methods to Try
Learn how to water plants while away so you don't return home from vacation to discover dead plants. Here are two methods that work.
Rob Greenfield on How to Be the (Radical) Change You Wish to See in the World
Rob Greenfield shares his journey to green living and how he strives for simplicity and abundance in his life without material possessions.
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