Soil & Fertilizer

Flowers blooming

Fertilizer 101: When and How to Fertilize Your Lawn and Plants

Fertilizers are like vitamin supplements for plants. When used properly, they can treat plant “malnutrition” and promote rapid growth and blooming, so it’s helpful to understand the basics of fertilizer makeup and application in order to choose wisely.

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Pinestraw mulch under tree

Using Mulch in Your Garden

Applying mulch to your garden or foundation planting beds is a great way to prevent weeds, retain moisture, enrich the soil, and add visual appeal.

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How to Make a Composting Bin

Composting bins can be expensive. Here’s how to make one from an old plastic trash can.

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Nature's Care potting soil.

Gardening Organically With Nature’s Care

Nature’s Care is Miracle-Gro’s new line of organic gardening products, including potting soil, fertilizer and pest control.

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String trimmer tiller attachment being used to till up the rich soil in a garden.

Tilling and Enriching the Soil in Your Garden

Find tips on how to till and enrich the soil in your garden. Watch this video to find out more.

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Using an old paintbrush to brush dirt over small seeds.

Tips for Planting Small Seeds

Watch this video for some helpful tips on how to plant small seeds at the right depth and water them without disturbing the soil so they germinate and grow.

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Fertilizing lawn with spreader.

When Is the Best Time of Year to Fertilize Lawn Grass

Whether to fertilize your lawn in the fall or spring depends on your climate and the type of grass in your yard. Watch this video to find out more.

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Mixing coffee grounds in to a compost bin.

Benefits of Adding Coffee Grounds to Garden Compost Piles

A compost pile is a great way to turn garden waste into rich soil. Coffee grounds are especially good to use, since earthworms love them. Watch this video to find out more.

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