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.

What to Know About Seeding a Lawn

If you've always wanted a lush, emerald green lawn, stop dreaming and start seeding.

Where to Order the Best Seeds for Your Garden

Whether you're looking to grow food or flowers, our list of the best places to order seeds for garden—including Martha's favorite resource—will help you get started.

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Looking for Some Backyard Inspiration? Consider Starting a Native Plant Garden

We asked an expert how to identify the varieties that are original to your region and help them thrive.