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.
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.
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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How to Attract Owls to Your Backyard
Plus, learn how they help to ward off mice, voles, gophers, and similar small rodents.
The Best Colors to Attract Birds to Your Backyard (and One Color to Avoid)
Here are the flowers to have hummingbirds, blue jays, and orioles flocking to your garden.
Avoid Buying These Three Invasive Plant Species While Shopping at the Garden Center This Spring

That's right—some nurseries actually sell these pretty, but deleterious varieties. Keep walking if you see these prolific growers at your local plant shop.