Kids love to be outside. They love to play in the dirt. They love anything to do with squirting water.
Kids and gardening go together like peanut butter and jelly.
Among the best gardening tips for kids - to get them to love tilling the soil and faithfully watering their seedlings - is to make gardening a fun. Gardening games you play together are a great place to start.
One of the benefits of gardening for kids is a greater appreciation of those lovely blooms we bring inside; the lovingly tended vegetables they've watched break through the soil are often much more appealing to munch on when they arrive at last on their dinner plate.
After all, who doesn't welcome a chance to savor the fruits of their labors?
Safety is an essential part of being outdoors, whether tending garden beds or just playing outside in the sunshine. These 10 backyard safety rules will help you keep everyone safe outside this summer.
Below you'll find tips and techniques for all around the garden and yard that involves the entire family.
How to Keep Wildlife Out of Your Trashcans Racoons, deer, or animal unknown, these cruelty-free tips will help keep your trash neatly stashed.
Gardening With Kids. Here's how to get growing a garden everyone in the family can enjoy.
8 Tips for Healthy Houseplants Potted plants can be finicky. Here are eight easy tips to keeping them healthy and happy in your home.Good Garden Bugs: The 10 Most Wanted
No kidding here, these really are the 10 best bugs for your garden.
Bad Garden Bugs: The Dirty Dozen These bad bugs are every backyard gardener's worst nightmare. Be prepared to shoot (garden hose only, please) on sight.
But you still have to encourage things along a bit. This easy guide to backyard composting can help.
Composting Without Worms Mulch much? If you can't stand the thought of composting with wigglers, this is your mulch-making recipe.
6 Houseplants You Can't Kill Like living greenery in your home but possess a brown thumb? Here are six plants you can safely bring home.
A Year of Bulbs Love blooms? Read this growing guidemap to planting bulbs that will flowers year-round.
Container Gardening with Kids Got an old shoe, fallen-from-favor firetruck, or an extra coffee mug? Then you've got just about everything you need to creatively container garden with the kids.
How to Remove Rust From Wrought Iron Iron fences, furniture and decorative outdoor items take a daily pounding from the sun and the elements. Enter rust. Don't worry - you can also show it the exit with these simple, effective cleaning tips.
About the Author
Tara Aronson is a native Californian. Having grown up in San Diego, she studied journalism and Spanish to pursue a career in newspaper writing. Tara, whose three children - Chris, Lyndsay, and Payne - are the light of her life, now lives and writes in Los Angeles. She also regularly appears on television news programs throughout the U.S.