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Watering Your Garden

Gardening Basics Information

Once you know the basics of gardening, you can grow almost anything. Learn more about soils, mulches, and watering at Yard and Garden Online.

Thinking about remodeling your landscape?
Review the 3-step basics and start collecting photos and ideas from other gardens.

Need help finishing a project?
Choosing a landscape contractor can be a daunting task. Remember that your landscape is a long-term investment and price should never be the only consideration.

Have a problem area?
Groundcovers might be your solution on steep slopes, uneven terrain, or under trees or shrubs. They also provide transitions between planting areas and help create visual interest in the landscape.