Seasonal Guides

To help gardeners find the information they need quickly, we've created special guides with our favorite 8-16 videos on each topic.

All-Season

HOW TO PLANT TREES, SHRUBS AND PERENNIALS 

11 videos about planting and 3 about moving them.

The right way to put plants in the ground is simple enough, though often done wrong. Learning by watching is easiest. (Videos rule!)

 

Spring

ENLIGHTENED LAWN CARE FOR SPRING:

7 videos about general lawn care (feeding, seeding, etc) and 2 about repairing bare patches. For cool-season grasses.

This guide first answers the question - what does your lawn really need this spring? These experts offer the low-maintenance lawn-care option that saves you time and money and is safest for the environment.

 

HOW TO PRUNE SPRING-FLOWERING SHRUBS:

8 videos plus links to more.

For: Forsythia, evergreen azalea, rhododendrons, lilac, deutzia, kerria, mockoranage, weigela, viburnum, st. johnswort, redtwig and yellowtwig dogwoods, Virginia sweetspire, quince, spring-flowering roses, and spring-blooming spirea.

If you have these shrubs they probably need pruning, and the how-to is NOT intuitive. So watch.

Summer

HOW TO WATER:

10 videos (2 for new plantings, 5 for established plants, 2 for lawn and 1 for containers).

This is the top cause of plant death at the hand of gardeners!

 

 

EARLY SUMMER EDIBLES:

14 videos by 10 experts across the U.S. for growing and harvesting edibles in early summer, all selected by horticulturist and edibles expert Charlie Nardozzi.

 

 

 

PLANTING A FALL VEGETABLE GARDEN

10 videos from across the U.S., plus one from England.

 

Fall

FALL LAWN CARE

11 videos (3 covering general fall lawn care, 4 about fertilizing, 3 about lawn repair and 1 about choosing the best seed) plus text and links to more good text.

For cool-season grasses, so fall is the best time to feed and seed lawns, and they probably need it.

 

 

HOW TO PLANT BULBS IN THE FALL

14 videos (5 overviews, 4 bulb-specific, 3 about naturalizing and 2 cover bulbs in containers).

These videos explain the choices of bulbs (tulips, daffodils, etc), the right way to plant them, and have some design tips, too.

 

 

FALL CROPS AND HARVESTING:

16 videos.

Experts cover planting new cool-season greens, and harvesting tomatoes, watermelon, root vegetables, herbs, etc. Plus cover crops.

 

Winter

HOW TO FORCE BULBS INDOORS FOR THE WINTER:

8 videos (3 general, 3 for amaryllis, 2 for paperwhites).

These videos show how easy it is to "force" indoor blooms in the winter when we appreciate them most.

 

 


HOW TO MAKE HOLIDAY DECORATIONS:

13 videos (5 wreaths, 5 swags and garlands, 3 misc.)

Our craftiest videos ever!

 

 

 


SEED-STARTING:

12 videos.

Experts share their favorite, most effective methods of starting seeds in the winter.