The first step to being a good gardener is understanding the fundamentals. Whether you are seeking advice for your flower garden, vegetable garden, or simply your lawn, we have compiled all the best gardening tools, techniques, tips and tricks to help your garden flourish.

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Five Mistakes You're Making with Your Hydrangeas
These easy-to-grow shrubs just need a little care and they'll provide your garden with gorgeous blooms all season long.
10 Essentials Every Gardener Should Own
From the right boots and go-to gloves to the perfect tote and a trusty sun hat, these must-have tools and accessories make gardening even more enjoyable.
The 11 Most Fragrant Flowers to Plant in Your Garden
While it's certainly true that non-fragrant blooms—like sunflowers, dahlias, tulips, and calla lilies—are just as lovely as the sweet-smelling ones, your favorite blossoms probably do likely have a scent. It's part of their appeal: So many memories begin with smell, which is why fragrant flowers so often stand out in our minds. The best way to experience your go-to floral fragrance regularly? Plant the blooms' shrubs, bushes, or trees in your garden. Luckily, your fragrant flower options aren't limited—these blooms come in all shapes, sizes, and types, from ones that grow on trees in the tropics to tiny, compact blossoms that hug the ground. Some are as showy as they are fragrant, while others don't look like much—but when you lean in close, they surprise you. Believe it or not, flowers can be fragrant in all kinds of ways: Some release a sweet smell all day long, while others make you wait until evening or nighttime. And there are fragrant bloomers for any season, from the first of spring's thaw to the dog days of summer. Longevity changes, too—certain varieties bloom for a few hours, and others persist for months. There's a reason for all this fragrance. Flowers produce a scent in order to attract pollinators, which is crucial for continuing the life cycle of the plant. And these little critters are critical to a flourishing garden. To help you bring your own space to this level, we've rounded up the 11 most fragrant flowers, which you and your garden's tiniest wildlife will equally appreciate.
Your Ultimate Guide to Flowering Perennials: Which Popular Plants Bloom When?
Learn when the most beloved flowers and shrubs make their debut, then plan a garden that pops with color all year long.
Your Complete Guide to Overseeding a Lawn
If you've always wanted lush, emerald green turf, stop dreaming and start seeding (and overseeding).

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How to Make Compost Tea—and Use It to Encourage Plant Growth and Prevent Pests

The process of extracting nutrients and microorganisms from compost and turning them into a liquid, making compost tea is easy enough for any home gardener.