Resources for Gardeners

There are so many tools, gadgets, accessories, and other gardening products available that it’s hard to know what you need, what you don’t, and what might be helpful. And then you need to know how to use those products…

On this page, you'll find a series of gardening resources to help you decide what’s right for you. We cover everything from tool maintenance to basic gardening tutorials, seed starting to composting, and everything in-between.

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Gardening Tools & Tool Maintenance

Must have gardening tools for the novice gardener

Must-Have Gardening Tools for the Novice Gardener

Using the right gardening tools can make all the difference between enjoying the gardening experience and wishing you’d never started. Here’s what you need.

bypass pruner care and maintenance

Bypass Pruner Care & Maintenance: Cleaning, Lubricating, Tightening & Sharpening

Keeping your bypass pruner in good working condition is relatively simple. Just focus on these four things and your pruning tool can give you a lifetime of use.

Fall garden tool maintenance tips

Fall Garden Tool Maintenance Tips

You’re told to do so many things in fall to clean and protect your gardening tools. Here’s our no-nonsense list of what you must do now and what can wait.

5 steps to winterize your lawn mower

How to Winterize Your Lawn Mower in 5 Easy Steps

Before you put the lawn mower away for the winter, take these few simple steps to ensure that your lawn mower will start up easily in the spring.

sharpening a spade

How to Sharpen a Spade

Although many of us don’t do this, sharpening a spade can make a huge difference in the ease with which it cuts through soil, sod, and roots. Once you’ve used a sharp spade, you’ll wonder how you managed to work with a dull one! Here are simple, step-by-step directions for how to sharpen a spade, including detailed pictures.