Your Guide to Low-Maintenance Landscape Planning

A collection of low maintenance shrubs on hilly lawn.

Do you want to lower the maintenance and effort that you need to expend on your yard or garden to make it presentable? Are you sick of mowing the grass and trimming the shrubs? If so, our guide is for you. Get our 10 tips on planning your landscaping to avoid as much maintenance as possible.

Growing Delicately Blooming Lilacs

Growing Delicately Blooming Lilacs | GardenersPath.com

Have you always wondered how to grow this beautiful looking and brilliantly smelling flowering bush? If so, check out our guide and find out what you need to know. Fill your neighborhood with the sweet smell of lilacs now.

Fun With Dandelions: Food and Medicine

Dandelion flowers, leaves, and even the roots can be used for food and to create herbal remedies. | Gardener's Path

Although most folks dismiss it as a weed, dandelions are some of the tastiest and nutritious herbs growing wild. Super simple to collect and use, this common legume has many medicinal uses and has been used historically to cure and treat all sorts of ailments. Find out more now!

How to Prune Blooming Plants in Spring

How to Prune Blooming Plants in Spring | Gardenerspath.com

Do you want a showy spring time bloom for your flowering trees and shrubs? Check out our guide and learn the ins and outs of trimming up your woody plants to maximize their flowering performance.

A Gardener’s Notes: Making Peace With Boulders

Using the Natural Enviroment In Landscaping | GardenersPath.com

Do you have a bunch of rocks in the soil in your yard that you don’t know what to do with? Make peace with what nature has provided and incorporate them into your landscape. Read on for one gardener’s view of the situation.

Fancy Tropical Herbs for Your Garden

Fancy Tropical Herbs for Your Garden | GardnersPath.com

Do you like the exotic taste of lemon grass and ginger infused dishes? If so, then grow your own! Read our guide to find out how simple it really is.

Reinventing the Cottage Garden to Fit Today’s Busy Lifestyle

Reinventing the Cottage Garden With Todays Busy Lifestyle | GardenersPath.com

A beautiful cottage garden will take you back in time – but you don’t need to put in hours of work to grow your own. Bring fragrance and color while you learn how to plant to avoid weeding, and to keep your plants going year after year. Learn how here on Gardener’s Path. Read more now.

Winter Bird Feeders Entertain as Well as Nourish

Winter Bird Feeders Entertain as Well as Nourish | Gardenerspath.com

One of my favorite things to do during the winter is to put food out for the birds. Not only does this activity nourish the birds during the hardest time of the year, but I find it immensely entertaining to watch who comes in for dinner. For several years, I served as one of Cornell …

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Best Non-Invasive Flowering Vines to Grow in the North

Mulit-color Clematis | GardenersPath.com

Vines can make an excellent choice if you are looking for plants to grow on your property. They can enhance a property’s aesthetic beauty, add privacy, soften hard edges, and benefit the environment. Vines are generally low maintenance and can be easily trained to grow on gazebos, trellises, and arbors. Growing vines in the northern …

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Native Vines for Your Landscape

Red trumpet creeper vines climbing a wall.

Vines are handy for trellis or lattice arbors, to trace up trees, or to decorate a mailbox. For many, the thought of planting a native vine in their landscape or garden is preferential due to their easy maintenance. If you are considering a native vine, then these profiles should give you a few choices to …

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Winter Blooms for Your Garden

Purple Crocus | GardenersPath.com

Gardeners in temperate areas either endure winter, or defy it. Those who endure it are sustained by color catalogs from seed, bulb, and plant nurseries; those who defy it resort to greenhouses or windowsills crowded with amaryllis, forced bulbs, and foliage plants. For those of us in hibernal denial, however, there’s another outlet: find plants …

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Pruning Ornamental Trees and Shrubs

Pruning Ornamental Trees and Shrubs| Foodal.com

It was brought home to me one afternoon as I looked out my bedroom window to see if I could find any flower buds on my Magnolia campbellii that bloomed so heavily last year. I saw no newer buds but I did notice some of my other plants were taking up much more space than …

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My Thoughts on Weed Removal

My Thoughts on Weed Removal | GardenersPath.com

Weeds are a really challenging problem. I spend considerable time pulling them, digging, them, and sorting them. Generally speaking, the broadest definition of a weed is something that’s growing someplace where you don’t want it. You can recognize this type of plant after you pull it because it often either won’t come out without major …

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The Mantis “Little Wonder” Tiller

I’ve Tested Many Tillers, and I Always Come Back to My Mantis This spring I had to replace my favorite garden implement, my Mantis 2-Cycle tiller. This is the little red tiller that you see advertised everywhere in garden magazines and on television gardening shows. If I remember those old ads in Organic Gardening magazines …

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Grow Your Own Cut Flower Garden

Growing Your Own Fresh Cut Flower Garden | GardenersPath.com

A friend of mine, Mary, loves gardening and cut flowers. It only makes sense that she has her own cut flower garden, which has actually inspired me. Mary not only keeps fresh flowers in her own home; but she also makes up gorgeous bouquets to take to the elderly shut-ins, who live in her neighborhood. …

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FAQs About Cat and Dog Fleas

What are fleas? Fleas are very tiny parasitic insects that survive by feeding off the blood of mammals. What do fleas look like? Fleas are wingless, usually measure between 1/16th to 1/8th of an inch in size, and have six legs that are adapted for jumping. Fleas are able to move through the fur of …

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Fall Annuals for the South

Impatients are a popular annual in the south | GardenersPath.com

Planting during the fall can be very rewarding to a lot of gardeners. Most annuals can be planted during the fall to yield beautiful flowers throughout the year. Annuals can be defined broadly as a type of plant that completes its full life cycle in one year or one growing season. These plants go through …

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Vertical Gardening Works for Everyone

How to Create a Vertical Garden | GardenersPath.com

A vertical garden allows you to maximize your space and grow your own fruits and vegetables. Whether you are an apartment dweller or have a small cottage, this technique allows you to stick more in smaller spaces. Find out how now.

4 Best Flowering Cherry Trees to Grow in the South

Top Cherry Trees for the South

If would take the better portion of a day to name every variety of cherry tree. All of them lovely and all originating from China and Japan. Some grow small and compact, others grow tall and provide shade, some produce cherries while others are strictly ornamental. All varieties of this flowering tree will grow well …

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Best Ways to Garden in Small Spaces

Garden Small Space | GardenersPath.com

There are plenty of ways to garden in a small space, all while sticking to your budget. This easy guide will help point you in the right direction. Read more now.

Try Our Tips to Get Started with No-Till Gardening

An organic no till vegetable garden.

Tired of the backbreaking work of getting your sod turned over year after year? It doesn’t have to be that hard. Try raised bed and lasagna style gardening for an easy fix. Read more now on Gardener’s Path.

Tips to Keep Your Late Summer Garden Going Strong

Tips to Keep Your Late Summer Garden Going Strong | GardenersPath.com

As the season winds down, are you concerned about scraggly and brown vegetation appearing in your formerly immaculate (well…if you’re like me that’s actually passable to appealing) lawn? Keep up the curbside appeal with these ideas now.

Organic Gardening 101: How to Get Started

Person in a green t-shirt, khakis, and a short-sleeved blue denin shirt kneels behind a wooden box containing organically grown vegetables.

Tired of applying chemical fertilizers and pesticides to your garden? Switch to all organic methods and you’ll reap the benefits of a more productive and healthy soil and better quality fruits and vegetables. Read how now.