Expert Advice on Improving Your Home
Bag of Miracle-Gro Seed Starting Potting Mix

Miracle-Gro Seed Starting Potting Mix

Starting your own plants from seed in a greenhouse or cold frame is a great way to get a head start on the growing season, but it’s important to have the right soil to help young plants grow strong. Watch this video to find out more.
Bag of mulch

Scotts Nature Scapes Mulch for Your Garden

Adding a layer of mulch to your planting beds and garden is a great way to control weeds and hold moisture in the soil. Scotts Nature Scapes mulch does both and is guaranteed to keep its color for a year. Watch this video to find out more.

Miracle-Gro Shake ’n Feed Plant Food for Vegetables

Miracle-Gro Shake ’n Feed plant food for fruits and vegetables contains the perfect blend of nutrients to help plants grow and produce. Simply sprinkle on the soil to give plants an immediate boost while also providing nutrients for up to three months. Watch this video to find out more.
Bag of Water Storing Crystals from Miracle-Gro

Water Storing Crystals from Miracle-Gro Retain Plant Moisture

Potted plants on porches, patios, and decks can dry out quickly during the summer. When mixed into the soil of potted plants, Scotts Miracle-Gro Water Storing Crystals expand to store many times their weight in water, preventing potted plants from drying out as quickly. Watch this video to find out more.
Tomato plants surrounded by straw mulch

Weed-Proofing a Vegetable Garden

After planting her garden, my grandmother would spread layers of old newspaper between the rows, topped with straw, to make a weed-suppressing barrier that still let moisture through. This year I decided to give her method a try myself. Read on to find out how I went about it.
Pouring fertilizer into a spreader

Choosing Fertilizer for Your Lawn or Garden

Watch this video to find out how to choose fertilizer for your lawn or other outdoor plants based on the ratio of nutrients, as well as when is the best time to apply fertilizer to your yard or garden.
meat thermometer in soil

How to Test Soil Temperature in Your Garden

When planting seeds or seedlings in your garden, the temperature of the soil must be within the recommended range for the plant to grow. To measure the temperature of the soil in your yard, use an instant-read cooking thermometer. Watch this video to find out how.

How to Treat Iron Deficiency in Plants

Iron deficiency starts with yellowing leaves in between the dark green veins. Read on to find out how to diagnose and treat iron deficiency in plants.
dead lawn

Help for Fertilizer Burn in Lawn Grass

Fertilizer burn from over-applying chemical fertilizer is one of the quickest ways to damage or kill grass. Read on to learn how to treat it.