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To attract wildlife, garden from ground level to tree canopy

To attract wildlife to your garden, plant in layers, year-round, from ground level to tree canopy. Birds, animals and insects need food, water and shelter to survive. In a garden, that means a mix of flowers, shrubs and trees.
Getting the most out of fall-planted bulbs

Flower bulbs delivered by growers are nearly always disease-free, thanks to rigorous industry-imposed inspections at home and abroad.
Rethinking gardens: Help plants survive drought conditions

LANGLEY, Wash. - Severe drought is parching large sections of America, but that doesn't mean giving up on gardening. Plants can be coaxed through the hot summer months despite severe water restrictions.
Make garden work more efficiently in appearance, effort

Too many plants, too little time? A lot of unnecessary effort can be weeded out with some time- and energy-saving shortcuts, from plant selection to better tools.
You can help pollinators one flowerpot at a time

Even a little effort - a potted plant, say, on an apartment balcony - can mean a lot when trying to help restore declining pollinator populations like bees, bats, and butterflies.
Landscape accessories can add personality to the garden

Flowers are the face of a garden, providing color and texture. But a few well-placed landscape accessories can give it character and a dash of personality.
Lawn-care basics: how much to cut, irrigate, fertilize

Well-managed turf care means more than simply firing up your lawn mower and buzzing around the yard. There's cutting at the right height, irrigating with the correct amount of water and fertilizing at the appropriate time, among other things.
Resolved to start gardening in 2015? How to start

The arrival of a new year is always a good time for fresh starts, and there are few things as enjoyable to start than gardening. But where to begin? A helpful first step is to develop a plan. Decide what you want to grow.
Kitchens move outside with winter fire pits, rings, tables

Gas-operated fire pits, fire rings and fire-pit tables are emerging as modern-day substitutes for campfires. Flipping a switch to ignite the flames is a whole lot easier than kindling a stack of firewood. Safer, too.
Understanding how to manage animal manure

Organic and synthetic fertilizers are the most common way to add nutrients to the soil, but animal manure is good too, if you can find and transport it.