Expert Advice on Improving Your Home

Plant a Victory Garden, Boost Your Self-Sufficiency

If you're worried about food shortages and supply chain issues, growing a victory garden will help you be more self-sufficient.
Marigolds and other eco-friendly plants in a lush green backyard

6 Tips to Make Your Backyard Eco-Friendly

Making your backyard eco-friendly will save you water, electricity, money and time. Here are ways to make your yard beautiful and environmentally friendly.
Pile of Christmas trees beside a sign that says, Compost your Christmas tree here.

Christmas Tree Recycling 2021: 12 Ways to Repurpose Holiday Decor

Why trash Christmas trees? Instead, recycle them, allowing them to naturally return to the earth. Here are tips on how to reuse real Christmas trees.
Jodi Marks with Miracle-Gro vegetable gardening system

The Best System for Growing an Indoor Vegetable Garden

Growing a vegetable garden outdoors can be difficult, but Miracle-Gro's Twelve Indoor Growing System takes the guesswork out of the process.
Bags of leaves in a yard

How to Recycle Autumn Leaves into Compost

Mulching is a natural way to build up soil and add nutrients, but if you let your leaves stay where they fall they can create a natural habitat for pests and some diseases. If you put your leaves in a compost pile you may notice that many are still intact while the vegetable matter is broken down.
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.
Pouring boiling water on weeds in a gravel driveway.

Killing Weeds Naturally in a Gravel Walk or Driveway

Watch this video for tips on how to kill weeds in a gravel walk or driveway without herbicides using common household items.
Garden plot with scarecrows and rubber owls.

Scarecrows in the Garden

As long as there have been farmers, there have been birds trying to eat their crops. And throughout the ages, farmers have tried to come up with ingenious ways to scare them off. But do scarecrows in your garden really work? Read on to find out.
Ladybug or lady beetle

How To Use Predator Insects to Control Garden Pests

One of the best ways to control pests in your garden organically is through the use of beneficial predatory insects. Sometimes all you need to do is encourage the natural predators that already live in your yard; but you can also take steps to increase the population. Read on to find out more.